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Strong Cloud, 5G, Video and Device-as-a-Service Adoption Plans in France and Germany, Despite COVID-19

by Gina Luk | 9月 23, 2021

Known as Europe’s economic engines, France and Germany have played an important role in leading the European Union through the Covid-19 crisis. Mobility has a leading position among companies' ICT priorities in France and Germany, according to End User Research carried out by Strategy Analytics on the France and Germany Enterprise Mobility Market in Q2 and Q3 2021.

  • 37% of French companies will increase IT budget between 1-5% in the next 2 years.
  • 42% of German companies indicated IT spending will increase 1-5% in the next 2 years.

COVID-19 Has Fuelled Common Technology Spending

Cloud computing is ramping rapidly & will continue to expand in both countries, especially PaaS/IaaS, BI/data, EMM and mobile apps; and other solutions French and German companies budgeted for include IoT, DaaS and Edge computing.

Figure 1: France Business Technology Adoption Plans
Figure 1 France General Tech

Figure 2: Germany Business Technology Adoption Plans

Figure 2 Germany General Tech

COVID-19 Pandemic Sparks Explosive Growth for Video Conferencing

Video conferencing usage has increased considerably since COVID-19 – 48% and 53% of French and German companies respectively use video conferencing for business on average; Video is used most, followed by screen sharing/presenting. Microsoft Teams, Zoom, and Google Meet are the top 3 conferencing software French and German companies currently used.

Device-as-a-Service (DaaS) a Major Area of Impetus

DaaS investment has been earmarked as a critical area for many Digital Transformation projects and will provide a significant lift to the Corporate Liable device market as DaaS model allows devices to be managed in a unified way, simpler lifecycle management and provides more updated devices. In France and Germany, laptops, PCs and smartphones are often being deployed via a DaaS model. Microsoft, IBM, Google, HP and Dell are the top DaaS providers chosen by French and German companies.

France and Germany Lead Early Adoption Plans for 5G

In France, 41% of French companies plan to integrate 5G within the next year, while 28% have already integrated 5G within the last year. 12% have had 5G more than a year; while 35% of German businesses have already integrated 5G into their company, while 39% plan to integrate 5G within the next 1 year; and Carriers are the key partners for 5G projects in France and Germany.


For more survey findings, click here for the reports:

France Enterprise Mobility Adoption and Trends 2021

Germany Enterprise Mobility Adoption and Trends 2021

Strategy Analytics interviewed more than 600 IT decision makers (ITDM) across 9 vertical markets in France and Germany. The survey identified trends, and the future direction enterprises plan to take, regarding their approach to mobile strategy and investment.

Key topics explored in the survey:

  • Cloud adoption
  • 5G adoption
  • Device as a Service
  • Work from Home
  • Mobile applications and security
  • Video conferencing
  • Blockchain
  • BYOD and corporate liable smartphones and tablets
  • Mobile device, application, and security management
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Virtual Reality/Augmented Reality 
  • Mobile Private Networking & Network Slicing
  • WiFi6

US Enterprise Mobility Adoption and Trends 2021 is also available.

A range of vertical market research will also be published.


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