Tech Domains

This research domain assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider landscape, preference and rating across a broad range of cloud computing solutions including:

  • Infrastructure as a Service
    • Storage as a Service
    • Networking as a Service
    • Server and Desktop Infrastructure as a Service
  • Platform as a Service
    • Application Development, Testing and Deployment as a Service
  • Software as a Service
    • Human Resources/ Human Capital Management applications
    • Enterprise Resource Management (ERP) applications
    • Customer Relationship Management (CRM) applications
    • Email and Collaboration applications
    • UC&C
    • BI/Analytics applications
    • Personal productivity applications
    • Financial applications
    • Project management applications
    • Web hosting and eCommerce
    • Content management
    • Marketing applications
    • Risk management applications
    • Supply Chain Management
    • IT Services Management (Helpdesk)


How do we define Cloud Computing?

Cloud Computing is the delivery of hosted services (infrastructure and applications) over the internet, rather than building and maintaining in house. The deployment of the cloud solution can be in a public, hosted private, on-premises private or hybrid data centre model.

This research domain assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider landscape, preference and rating across a wide range of cloud computing solutions including:

  • Data Warehouse
  • Production Reporting Tools
  • Predictive Analytics/Advanced Analytics (Data mining or statistical analysis software)
  • CRM Analytic Applications
  • Financial Analytic Applications
  • Supply Chain Analytic Applications
  • Risk Management Analytical Applications
  • Visual Analytics
  • Video Analytics
  • Text Analytics

How do we define Analytics?
Analytics includes solutions and tools that enable the descriptive, predictive or prescriptive analysis of structured or unstructured data including text, image and audio data. Analytics further includes Data Warehousing tools and solutions as the underlying data management requirement for analytics.

This research domain assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider landscape, preference and rating across a wide range of IoT solutions. Each of the following solution areas is assessed in context to specific industry outcomes:

  • Asset Management
  • Employee Management
  • Customer Management
  • Low Power WAN Network Solutions
  • IoT Platform Solutions

How do we define IoT?

The IoT research domain refers to the entire IoT ecosystem including: The modules/ sensors/ devices that capture data. The fixed or mobile network that helps transmit the data The platforms (e.g. application enablement, device management, analytics, connectivity) The applications that store and analyse the data (including cloud solutions) The security solutions that secure data at the endpoint, the data in transit, the data at rest or at the application level. The system integration that enables multiple products from multiple vendors to interact to create the solution

This research domain assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider landscape, preference and rating across a wide range of ‘on-premises’ and ‘SaaS’ software segments. These include:

  • Applications and Productivity Tools
  • Infrastructure Software
  • Analytics and Data Management
  • Application Development and Deployment Software

This research domain assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider preference and rating across a wide range of security topics including:

  • Cybersecurity
  • Malware
  • Privacy
  • General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR)
  • Mobile Protection
  • Security Analytics
  • Cloud Security

This research domain assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider preference and rating across a wide range of services topics including:

  • Application Development
  • Application Management
  • Managed Services
  • Hosting Services
  • Business Consulting Services
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Cloud Migration Services
  • System Integration Services

Emerging Technologies assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider landscape, preference and rating across emerging and disruptive technologies including:

  • 3D Printing
  • Autonomous Vehicles
  • Deep Learning
  • Robotics
  • Machine Learning
  • Quantum Computing
  • Virtual Reality    

This research domain assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider landscape, preference and rating across industry specific technologies:

  • AgriTech
  • FinTech
  • HealthTech
  • GovTech
  • EduTech
  • PropTech

This research domain assesses the general market overview, adoption maturity, investment & budget plans as well as provider landscape, preference and rating of Artificial Intelligence technologies including:

  • Reasoning and Problem Solving
  • Knowledge Representation
  • Automated Planning and Scheduling
  • Machine Learning
  • Natural Language Processing
  • Social Intelligence