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Data centers in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Growing Opportunity for Telcos

Summary Data Centers in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Growing Opportunity for Telcos’ an Insider report by Pyramid Research offers a thorough study of the data center market in Sub-Saharan Africa. The report analyses the data center market and the role of market participants such as MNOs, dedicated data center providers and governments Key Findings Telcos are increasingly investing in launching and expanding their data centers as part of a strategic effort to offer IT services. Increasing fixed broadband coverage and submarine cables providing improved wholesale and international connectivity are... 

ICT investment trends in medium-sized enterprises

Summary Medium-sized enterprises are optimistic about the growing prospects of information and communications technology (ICT), which reflects in their investment strategies, with the majority of medium-sized enterprises willing to increase their ICT investment. Key Findings Kable’s survey result shows that a major proportion of the ICT budget is allocated to software, hardware, and IT services such as servers, security, network and communications equipment, software licenses, and cloud computing. Medium-sized enterprises are also willing to adopt cloud computing solutions such as the software... 

ICT investment trends in the Philippines

Summary Kable’s survey of 54 Philippine enterprises shows their interest to invest in the ICT domain. Driven by strong domestic demand, Philippine enterprises are keen on increasing their ICT budgets in the core areas of hardware and software in 2016. The Philippine economy continues to witness strong growth backed by robust domestic demand in the first half of 2016. Consequently, investments in the ICT domain are expected to increase in 2016. Key Findings Network and communications equipment and desktops/laptops and thin clients are the segments attracting a major proportion of the budget... 

ICT investment trends in the media industry

Summary In a deadline-driven industry such as media, it is critical that time-sensitive projects be completed and delivered on schedule. The industry needs highly skilled practitioners in areas such as digital convergence, content delivery, multi-platform mobile support, social media, and customer loyalty initiatives, as well as seasonal resources such as customer service agents to attract and service their customer base. Consequently, emerging technology areas such as cloud computing, IP-enabled triple/quad play, mobile commerce, business analytics, long term evolution (LTE), online security,... 

ICT investment trends in pharmaceuticals

Summary Factors such as emerging markets, drug accessibility, and new product launches are driving the growth of the pharmaceutical industry However, enterprises look for technological innovation as a means of tightening overall expenditure and are looking to increase their ICT investment to aid “beyond the pill” pharmaceutical services such as apps and wearables Key Findings Pharmaceuticals has been one of the fastest-growing industries; however, in the last few years the sector has been witnessing constant growth, owing to factors such as the slow adoption of some new products and... 

ICT investment trends in energy

Summary The energy sector has been affected by plunging prices, economic slowdown in emerging economies, and geopolitical change and instability, leading energy companies to adopt cost cutting measures to increase the efficiency and monetary return from the existing infrastructure. As a result, energy companies have taken a step towards improving ICT policies and initiatives. Key Findings Kable’s survey reveals that hardware and software are the prime areas of focus among energy companies. Energy companies are making considerable investments in data center facilities and service desk functionality. ‘Increase... 

ICT investment trends in large enterprises

Summary Constant pressure to improve customer satisfaction, maintain a competitive edge to survive in the market, and enhance decision-making abilities has triggered large enterprises to invest in ICT. Key Findings Large enterprises are focusing on customer satisfaction and maintaining a competitive edge to survive in the market and are thus planning major investments in ICT in 2016 to enhance their decision making abilities to support their primary business objectives. The survey also illustrates that large enterprises are investing a major portion of their ICT budget in the core domains of hardware... 

ICT investment trends in small enterprises

Summary Recent trends such as m-commerce, the ever increasing adoption of tablets and smart phones, and the digitization of business processes, are driving ICT investments among small enterprises in 2016. Key Findings Kable’s survey shows that a major proportion of ICT budgets are allocated to software, hardware, and IT services such as servers, security, network and communications equipment, software licenses, and cloud computing. As one of the most disruptive technologies, the future of the Internet of things (IoT) looks promising with innovative features, compelling small enterprises... 

ICT investment trends in education

Summary Within educational institutions, technology is rapidly playing a central role in a student’s education. New technologies are being developed, which when used in an educational system can provide teachers and students with a more accessible and improved educational curriculum. Key Findings Kable’s survey shows how key budgets are allocated for educational institutions, covering core technologies such as hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting. Considering hardware investment trends, network equipment is the main technology area leading to investments that... 

ICT investment trends in government

Summary Government spending, especially on government entities, is affected by a wide range of external factors, such as earthquakes and floods. However, there are other important determinants that affect overall government spending, which are limited to specific categories including government policies, politics, and demographics Key Findings Government spending in particular is affected by many factors including tax policies, monetary policies, and trade policies, which play a vital role during government budgeting and resource allocation. However, a careful evaluation of these factors will... 
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