This IDC Market Perspective examines overall trends impacting European enterprise infrastructure in 2020. It studies the impact of the COVID-2019 pandemic on ongoing investments in IT infrastructure, funding, and support and details responses from enterprises. It also looks at emerging technologies that will enable IT modernization across servers, storage, and networking.
"The COVID-19 pandemic will have an impact on overall spending on European IT infrastructure as some companies temporarily shut down, employees are laid off or furloughed, and people travel less and significantly alter their purchasing habits," said Andrew Buss, research director, European Enterprise Infrastructure at IDC. "While IDC believes that the short-term impact will be significant, it is likely that this will not impact markets past 2021, at which point we will see robust recovery helped by new ways to build and finance IT infrastructure."