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ICT investment trends in the UK – Enterprise ICT spending patterns to the end of 2015

57 pages report Published in Mar 2014
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Summary

The ICT investment trends in the UK report published by Kable Global ICT Intelligence presents the findings from a survey of 162 UK enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including the likes of business intelligence, mobility, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing.

Key Findings

  • According to Kable's survey, X% of respondents are planning to increase their ICT budget slightly (by 1% 5%) in 2014, which is an increase of X% compared to 2013.
  • Of the various hardware technologies, client computing (X% of the total hardware budget) and network and communications equipment (X% of the overall hardware budget) are attracting the largest investments.
  • With regards to future investment priorities, UK enterprises are keen to invest in green IT and virtualization solutions and mobility technologies with the highest percentage of respondents planning to spend on these domains in the coming two years.

Synopsis

This report presents the findings from a survey of 162 UK enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how UK enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT spend, namely hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.

The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including the likes of business intelligence, mobility, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing.  The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in the UK 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 the UK.

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

Reasons to buy

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