October 6, 2008

A Market Study of How Services Are Transforming the Network Ecosystem: Analyze This Detailed Global Market Analysis and Forecasts From 2008 to 2013

Research and Markets (http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d997fd/how_services_are_t) has announced the addition of the "How Services Are Transforming the Network Ecosystem: Global Market Analysis and Forecast 2008-2013" report to their offering.

The global market for professional and managed network services, which comprise network consulting, implementation, managed network services and network product support services, is expected to remain robust throughout our 2008-2013 forecast period. Based on a thorough analysis of the first calendar half of 2008 and projecting expenditures for the second half, the author expects total expenditures in 2008 to reach $357.2bn, representing a year-over-year growth rate of 10.7%. Of this worldwide total, $237.7bn will be spent externally by service providers and enterprises with leading professional and managed network services vendors.

This growth continues to be driven by the needs of global enterprise organizations as well as of mobile and fixed-line telecommunications service providers to develop more relevant strategies for, in a broad sense, using deployed network assets more effectively, and, more specifically, for optimizing network performance and capacity. While many enterprises and service providers still use internal network engineering staff and administrators for network projects, an increasing number of these organizations are seeking the independent guidance of third-party professional services and network support organizations that possess the scale and skills to deliver discrete (i.e., one-off) or end-to-end services with global capability.

This report examines the worldwide market for network consulting, network implementation, network product support and managed network services as well as associated expenditures from 2007 through 2013. It presents market sizing and a five-year forecast for four discrete service activities, and includes global segmentation by region, vertical industry and organizational size. In addition, this report discusses in detail factors such as network technologies, geopolitics, macroeconomics, customer demand and industry competition that continue to shape and influence the global marketplace for end-to-end network services. It also examines the most common organizational challenges facing network services providers (NSPs) through the remainder of this decade and into the next, and outlines how a successful NSP can help clients navigate around these challenges.

Key questions answered

-- What are the key drivers for growth in the professional and managed network services business?

-- How should network technology vendors, NSPs and specifically management consulting firms model and articulate a long-term strategic plan for their enterprise or network provider clients?

-- How can professional and managed network services providers anticipate the changes that alternative delivery models and new technologies such as Web 2.0 will bring to the telecommunications industry?

-- What can network services providers do to differentiate their post-merger integration practices?

-- What will fixed-line service providers, mobile service providers and enterprises spend globally on network consulting, implementation, managed services and product support services over the next five years?

Key conclusions of the report include the following:

-- The focus for the network services provider should extend beyond mere costs. Along with rigorous assessment of cost structures and technology alignment, the author believes network technology vendors, NSPs and particularly management consulting firms would do well to articulate for their enterprise or service provider clients a long-term vision that centers on what today's organization looks like, how it may evolve over the next decade and which path would be most advantageous to pursue.

-- Network equipment vendors with services organizations as well as independent consulting firms should possess the skills, knowledge transfer capabilities and global resources to assist client organizations in migrating to an IP network platform as one method of establishing the foundation for all successful technology rationalization- and convergence-led engagements.

-- Successful NSPs will possess a deep understanding of emerging technology delivery models such as SaaS and cloud computing that enable always-on, real-time 24/7 application availability, and they should recognize the potential impact on network capacity, network latency and network security.

-- For service providers the initial attractiveness associated with simply buying millions of new subscribers remains compelling. Despite often dysfunctional merger execution and currently adverse credit market conditions, M&A activity will likely continue through the 2008-2013 forecast period. As a result, ongoing M&A activity makes post-merger integration a key consulting capability for any services organization trying to compete in the global network services marketplace.

-- Organizations and individuals around the world continue to embrace the concept of a seamless communications environment, one that enables access to converged applications -- voice, video and data, for instance -- anytime, anyplace, over any network and from any device. While this concept is not without numerous technological hurdles, the author believes it is incumbent upon professional and managed network services providers as well as other ecosystem participants to make such an ambitious environment a reality.

Target audience

Network consulting, implementation, managed services and product support services firms

Gain a broad, fresh perspective on where the professional and managed network services industry is going and the challenges that lie ahead. Identify successful strategies for introducing and promoting advanced, high-margin services to network operators and enterprises; draw on the experience of others in helping your clients grow and prosper.

Equipment and application providers

Develop an understanding of how the role of professional and managed network services is evolving in the global market, and how this will affect your market leverage over both the short and long terms. Use these insights to successfully position your offerings and enhance your value proposition.

Financial services, investment firms

Receive a thorough grounding in the salient issues facing professional and managed network services in both mature and emerging markets today. Use this analysis to understand who is best positioned to succeed and to assess upcoming opportunities.

Network operators

Anticipate changes in the professional and managed network services industry and indentify services vendors that have the global skills and capability to articulate and deliver a measurable value proposition.

Key Topics Covered:

-- Methodology and definitions

-- Global network services -- the catalyst for technology change and business model transformation

-- Research and market forecast assumptions

-- Trends shaping the professional and managed network services marketplace

-- Conclusions and Recommendations

-- Table of exhibits

Companies Mentioned:

-- Alcatel-Lucent

-- Alltel

-- Atos Origin

-- Brasil Telecom

-- BT

-- China Netcom

-- China Unicom

-- Ciena

-- Cisco Systems

-- David Suzuki Foundation

-- Embarq

-- Ericsson

-- Facebook

-- Fujitsu

-- Goldman Sachs

-- Huawei Technologies

-- Juniper Networks

-- Millicom Cellular

-- MySpace

-- NewBay Software

-- Nokia Siemens Networks

-- Nortel

-- Oi

-- Siemens

-- Telecom New Zealand

-- Texas Pacific Group

-- US Cellular

-- Verizon Wireless

-- World Economic Forum

For more information visit http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/d997fd/how_services_are_t.

Source: Pyramid Research, Inc.