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ICT Investment Trends In Australia - Enterprise ICT Spending Patterns Through To The End Of 2015

Published By :

Kable Market Research

Published Date : Apr 2014

Category :

ICT

No. of Pages : 58 Pages


This report presents the findings from a survey of 90 Australian enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Australian enterprises 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 of 90 Australian enterprises highlights that X% of respondents are planning to increase their ICT budget in 2014, an increase of X% compared to 2013.
  • Australian enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their hardware budgets to client computing technologies (X%) followed by network and communication equipment (X%) in 2013.
  • Australian enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their software budgets to application lifecycle (X%) and enterprise applications (X%) followed by information management (X%) in 2013.
Synopsis

This report presents the findings from a survey of 90 Australian enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Australian enterprises 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 enterprises are investing in, including enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications and collaboration, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in Australia to purchase technology. Through Kable\'s survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and service providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in Australia.

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 Dollars are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management, and network.
  • Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions Australian enterprises are interested in outsourcing.
  • Identify Australian enterprises\' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as mobility, communications and collaboration, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing. 
  • Learn about the drivers that are influencing Australian enterprises\' investments in each technology category.
  • Establish how Australian enterprises\' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
  • Gain insight into how Australian enterprises 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 Australian enterprises\' preferred buying approaches.
  • Comprehend the business and IT objectives that Australian enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies. 
  • Understand the factors that are influencing Australian enterprises\' decision to select an ICT provider.
Reasons To Buy

  • This report will help readers to understand how Australia enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.
  • Gain a view as to how ICT Dollars are 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 Australian enterprises.
  • The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise application, business intelligence, green IT and virtualization and cloud computing).
  • Understand the factors that are influencing Australian enterprises\' decision to select an ICT provider.
  • Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives Australian enterprises are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies.
Table of Content

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 vendors mindshare
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Core technology investment priorities
2.2.1 Enterprise applications
2.2.2 Business intelligence
2.2.3 Green IT and virtualization
2.2.4 Cloud computing solutions

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

4 Summary
4.1 Optimism around economic performance and enterprises\' need to adopt advanced technology is driving the ICT market in Australia

5 Appendix
5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

List of Table

Table 1: Australian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Australian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Australian enterprises
Table 4: Australian enterprises\' (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Table 5: Australian enterprises\' average hardware budget allocation
Table 6: Australian enterprises\' average software budget allocation by technology
Table 7: Australian enterprises\' average IT services budget allocation
Table 8: Australian enterprises\' average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 9: Australian enterprises\' average telecommunications budget allocation
Table 10: Australian enterprises\' ICT budget allocation by function, 2013 and 2014
Table 11: Outsourced IT functions - Australian enterprises\' current and future outsourcing priorities
Table 12: Current and future investment priorities of Australian enterprises across core technologies
Table 13: Enterprise applications - Australian enterprises\' current and future investment priorities
Table 14: Enterprise applications - vendor mindshare among Australian enterprises
Table 15: Business intelligence - Australian enterprises\' current and future investment priorities
Table 16: Business intelligence - vendor mindshare among Australian enterprises
Table 17: Green IT and virtualization - Australian enterprises\' current and future investment priorities
Table 18: Green IT and virtualization - vendor mindshare among Australian enterprises
Table 19: Cloud computing solutions - Australian enterprises\' current and future investment priorities
Table 20: Cloud computing solutions - vendor mindshare among Australian enterprises
Table 21: Australian enterprises\' preferred approach to buying technologies
Table 22: Business objectives which influence Australian enterprises\' IT investment strategy
Table 23: IT objectives which influence Australian enterprises\' IT investment strategy
Table 24: Factors influencing Australian enterprises\' decision to choose an ICT provider

List of Chart

Figure 1: Australian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Australian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Australian enterprises
Figure 4: Australian enterprises\' (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Figure 5: Australian enterprises\' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Australian enterprises\' average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 7: Australian enterprises\' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Australian enterprises\' average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 9: Australian enterprises\' average telecommunications budget allocation
Figure 10: Australian enterprises\' ICT budget allocation by function, 2013 and 2014
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions - Australian enterprises\' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Current and future investment priorities of Australian enterprises across core technologies
Figure 13: Enterprise applications- Australian enterprises\' current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Enterprise applications - vendor mindshare among Australian enterprises
Figure 15: Business intelligence - Australian enterprises\' current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Business intelligence - vendor mindshare among Australian enterprises
Figure 17: Green IT and virtualization- Australian enterprises\' current and future investment priorities
Figure 18: Green IT and virtualization - vendor mindshare among Australian enterprises
Figure 19: Cloud computing solutions - Australian enterprises\' current and future investment priorities
Figure 20: Cloud computing solutions - vendor mindshare among Australian enterprises
Figure 21: Australian enterprises\' preferred approach to buying technologies
Figure 22: Business objectives which influence Australian enterprises\' IT investment strategy
Figure 23: IT objectives which influence Australian enterprises\' IT investment strategy
Figure 24: Factors influencing Australian enterprises\' decision to choose an ICT provider

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