20 years of EITO

20 years of EITO

Since 1993, the EITO reports have built a strong reputation as indispensable source of information for business development, consulting and policy analysis. Beginning from 1993 the European Information Technology Observatory (EITO) has been a unique European initiative bringing together ICT market experts from various organisations with the goal of publishing high quality information on European and global ICT markets. The first edition was a joint initiative of the EC-Commission, the European IT industry association (Eurobit) and several European trade fairs. It was produced in close co-operation with IDC, a leading market research company.   

Between 1993 and 2007 the EITO reports were published in book form. Since 2008 Bitkom Research GmbH, a subsidiary of BITKOM e.V., the German ICT industry association, has been in charge of the project and switched to offering digital reports available for instant download. The co-operation with the analysts of IDC, the EU Commission, the OECD and last but not least major ICT industry associations across Europe continues to be at the heart of this project. 

On behalf of the EITO team at Bitkom Research I would like to express my gratitude to our customers, partners and sponsors for their continued trust and support making this project possible. We are committed to continuous improvement to ensure our reports remain an important source of information for you, our valued customers, in the future.

   
 

Axel Pols, EITO Chairman