The landscape of IT Managed Services is undergoing a significant transformation. As the sector experiences a notable uptick in consolidation, growth and innovation, we are taking a closer look at five key trends that are shaping the future of Managed Services in the Netherlands. This insight is part of our 2024 IT Services report.

5 Key trends in the Dutch IT Managed Services market

1. Market Momentum

The Dutch IT Managed Services market is on a fast track, with robust growth projections. By 2025, the market is expected to achieve a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 10.2%, reaching a valuation of €12.4 billion. This momentum highlights the increasing reliance on IT Managed Services within the Dutch business ecosystem, reflecting broader global trends in the digital transformation of industries.

2. SME Dominance

Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are the backbone of the Dutch Managed Services market, accounting for over 60% of the industry. This dominance underscores the critical role that SMEs play in the national economy, leveraging IT Managed Services to enhance competitiveness, streamline operations, and mitigate risks associated with technological disruptions.

3. Data Defense

With cybersecurity increasingly at the forefront of IT strategies, the Dutch market is no exception. The cybersecurity segment within Managed Services is projected to reach €3.5 billion by 2025. Notably, in 2022, approximately 39% of companies in Europe reported experiencing at least one cyberattack, highlighting the crucial need for robust cybersecurity solutions.

5. Hybrid Solutions

For larger organizations, hybrid IT environments are becoming the strategic choice. These solutions combine the benefits of on-premise and cloud-based systems, optimizing access and enhancing security. Hybrid environments facilitate a more agile response to business needs, offering a scalable approach to managing complex IT infrastructures.

Looking Ahead

As we continue to analyze the evolving IT landscape, the pivot towards IT ‘as-a-service’ models is increasingly apparent. These models offer compelling advantages, including financial stickiness and adaptive capacity, which are essential in today’s dynamic market environment, and also key drivers for both buyers and investors.

For more information and our full 2024 IT Services report, please contact Maurits Odekerken or Ron Belt.

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