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

Published By :

Kable Market Research

Published Date : Apr 2014

Category :

ICT

No. of Pages : 57 Pages


This report presents the findings from a survey of 157 Italian enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Italian 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 157 Italian enterprises highlights that X% of respondents anticipate an increase in their ICT budgets in 2014, which is an increase of X% compared to 2013.
  • According to Kable\'s survey, Italian enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their hardware budgets to client computing technologies (X%) followed by communications equipment (X%) in 2013.
  • Italian enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their software budgets to enterprise applications (X%) followed by information management (X%) and application lifecycle (X%) in 2013.
Synopsis

This report presents the findings from a survey of 157 Italian regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Italian 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 business intelligence, communications and collaboration, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in Italy 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 enterprises in Italy.

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

  • This report will help readers to understand how Italian enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.
  • Gain a view as to how ICT budgets 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 Italian enterprises.
  • The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (business intelligence, communications and collaboration, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing).
  • Understand the factors that are influencing Italian enterprises\' decision to select an ICT provider.
  • Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives Italian 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 vendor mindshare
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Core technology investment priorities
2.2.1 Business intelligence
2.2.2 Communications and collaboration
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 The adoption of advanced technologies is set to rise among Italian enterprises

5 Appendix
5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

List of Table

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

List of Chart

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

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