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ICT Investment Trends in Education - Enterprise ICT Spending Patterns through to the end of 2015

Published By :

Kable Market Research

Published Date : Oct 2014

Category :

ICT

No. of Pages : 57 Pages


This report presents the findings from a survey of 192 educational institutions regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how educational institutions currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings

Kable’s survey shows that educational institutions are increasing their investment in ICT hardware and services by (X%), compared to 2013, and reach (X%) and (X%) respectively in 2014.
In 2014, X% of educational institutions are planning to increase their overall ICT expenditure (both slightly and significantly) in various ICT training programs for teaching staff.
The IT project of refreshing PCs has been assigned the highest investment priority, as X% of respondents are considering it as one of the top three IT projects for educational institutions in 2014.

SynopsisThis report presents the findings from a survey of 192 educational institutions regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how educational institutions currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

The report illustrates the core technologies institutions are investing in, including mobility, communication & collaboration, and cloud computing.  The survey also highlights the approach adopted by educational institutions to purchase technology. Through Kable’s survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to educational institutions.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

  • Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2014 in terms of their overall size.
  • Appreciate how IT budgets are allocated across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting.
  • Learn how IT money is being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
  • Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions educational institutions are interested in outsourcing.
  • Identify educational institutions’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as mobility, communication & collaboration, and cloud computing. 
  • Learn about the drivers that are influencing educational institutions’ in each technology category.
  • Establish how educational institutions’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
  • Gain insight into how educational institutions plan to change their ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
  • Understand the vendor mindshare for various core and advanced technology categories.
  • Provides insight into educational institutions’ preferred buying approaches.
  • Comprehend the business and IT objectives that educational institutions are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies. 
  • Understand the factors that are influencing educational institutions’ decision to select an ICT provider.

Reasons To Buy
  • This report will help readers to understand how education ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.
  • Gain a view as to how ICT money is being allocated in your target audience.
  • The report covers a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications and consulting.)
  • The report will help users to gain a view of the current strategic objectives of educational institutions.
  • The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (mobility, communication & collaboration, and cloud computing).
  • Understand the factors that are influencing educational institutions’ decision to select an ICT provider.
  • Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives educational institutions are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies.
Table of Contents

1 Trends in ICT budgets
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 ICT budget allocation by core technology area
1.4.1 Hardware budget breakdown
1.4.2 Software budget breakdowns
1.4.3 Third party IT services expenditure
1.4.4 Telecommunications budget
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 Outsourced IT functions

2 ICT investment priorities and vendor mindshare
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Mobility
2.1.2 Communications & collaboration
2.1.3 Cloud computing

3 ICT procurement trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Business objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.4 ICT provider selection

4 Sector-specific trends
4.1 Introduction
4.2 IT expenditure plans for specific technology categories
4.3 Technology areas receiving the largest investments
4.4 Business challenges

5 Summary
5.1 ICT is set to revolutionize the educational landscape with e-learning and virtual classroom concepts

6 Appendix
6.1 Definitions
6.2 Further reading
6.3 Contact the authors

List of Table

Table 1: Educational institutions - enterprise ICT survey geographic breakdown
Table 2: Educational institutions - enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among educational institutions
Table 4: Educational institutions’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2013 and 2014
Table 5: Educational institutions’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 6: Educational institutions’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 7: Educational institutions’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 8: Educational institutions’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 9: Educational institutions’ average telecommunications budget allocation
Table 10: Educational institutions’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2013 and 2014
Table 11: Outsourced IT functions - educational institutions’ current and future outsourcing priorities
Table 12: Mobility – educational institutions’ current and future investment priorities
Table 13: Mobility – vendor mindshare among educational institutions
Table 14: Communications & collaboration – educational institutions’ current and future investment priorities
Table 15: Communications & collaboration – vendor mindshare among educational institutions
Table 16: Cloud computing – educational institutions’ current and future investment priorities
Table 17: Cloud computing – vendor mindshare among educational institutions
Table 18: Business objectives which influence educational institutions’ IT investment strategy
Table 19: IT objectives which influence educational institutions’ IT investment strategy
Table 20: Factors influencing educational institutions’ decision to choose an ICT provider
Table 21: IT expenditure plans in 2014 compared to 2013, for specific technology categories within educational institutions
Table 22: Top three IT projects in 2014 for educational institutions
Table 23: Importance of the following business challenges for educational institutions

List of Chart


Figure 1: Educational institutions - enterprise ICT survey geographic breakdown
Figure 2: Educational institutions - enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among educational institutions
Figure 4: Educational institutions’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2013 and 2014
Figure 5: Educational institutions’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Educational institutions’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 7: Educational institutions’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Educational institutions’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 9: Educational institutions’ average telecommunications budget allocation
Figure 10: Educational institutions’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2013 and 2014
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions - educational institutions’ current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Mobility – educational institutions’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Mobility – vendor mindshare among educational institutions
Figure 14: Communications & collaboration – educational institutions’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Communications & collaboration – vendor mindshare among educational institutions
Figure 16: Cloud computing – educational institutions’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 17: Cloud computing – vendor mindshare among educational institutions
Figure 18: Business objectives which influence educational institutions’ IT investment strategy
Figure 19: IT objectives which influence educational institutions’ IT investment strategy
Figure 20: Factors influencing educational institutions’ decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 21: IT expenditure plans in 2014 compared to 2013, for specific technology categories within educational institutions
Figure 22: Top three IT projects in 2014 for educational institutions
Figure 23: Importance of the following business challenges for educational institutions

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