IDC Government Insights Releases New Market Segmentation Model For IT Vendors in the Public Sector
MILAN, August 10, 2012 — IDC Government Insights today announced the release of a new study that describes how IT vendors targeting the Western European government sector should evolve their segmentation approach to fine-tune solution marketing. The study suggests applying segmentation that analyzes the causes of IT purchases by understanding if governments are driven by innovation or risk.
IDC's market segmentation model classifies government organizations into two groups based on their attitude and differences toward innovation and risk, by using a cluster statistical analysis. IDC Government Insights recommends vendors should start by applying a variety of segmentation approaches that enriches their knowledge of the customer base. They should strive to understand the job that government IT executives hired a piece of technology to do.
For IT vendors that are interested in starting with the innovation versus risk segmentation dichotomy, early findings indicate that they should:
- Sell flexible and agile products that reduce the rigidity of proprietary platforms to the most innovative governments
- Sell safe and standard solutions that comply with mandatory requirements to the most risk-focused governments
"More refined market segmentation is key in the current environment, where budget constraints are driving down IT spending in the Western European government sector, making it harder for vendors to gain market share," said Massimiliano Claps, EMEA research director, IDC Government Insights and IDC Health Insights.
More insights are revealed in the study Business Strategy: Bending the Rules — A Different Way to Segment the Western European Government Sector (IDC Government Insights #GIPP07U, August 2012). For more information or to arrange a one-on-one briefing with IDC Government Insights analysts, please contact Kanupriya at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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