I am here to talk about the difference between Horizontals and verticals of the IT industry. I could see freshers, who are confusing themselves between the horizontals and verticals. Let me clarify them through this blog.
In IT industry, we call the technical skills as horizontals and the domain knowledge (about the client’s business) as the verticals.Say for instance, Consider you are a .net professional and you are working on a hotel management project, then your horizontal is Microsoft delivery and your vertical is Hospitality; Consider you are a JAVA developer and you are working on a ticket reservation system for your client, then your horizontal is JAVA delivery and your vertical is Travel; Consider you are a SAP consultant and providing services for an Insurance company, your vertical is Insurance and your horizontal is SAP.Thus, the horizontal is the knowledge of software you are trained with and the vertical is the knowledge about the Client’s Business.
Some of the verticals in the IT industry are
6.Oil and Gas
7.Fast-Moving Consumer Goods (FMCG)
9.Food and beverage
Some of the Horizontals in IT industry are
In short, Technology is to horizontal and Domain knowledge is to vertical.