ICT investment trends in China - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015

 Published On: Apr, 2014 |    No of Pages: 56 |  Published By: Kable | Format: PDF
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The ICT investment trends in China report published by Kable Global ICT Intelligence presents the findings from a survey of 131 Chinese enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including the likes of mobility, business intelligence, green IT & virtualization, and cloud computing.

Key Findings

• Kable’s survey of 131 Chinese enterprises highlights that X% of respondents are planning to increase their ICT budget in 2014, which is a staggering increase of X% compared to 2013.
• According to Kable’s survey, Chinese enterprises are planning to invest X% of their external ICT budgets in hardware, software, and IT services in 2014, which is more than the combined allocation in 2013 (X%).
• Chinese enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their hardware budgets to client computing technologies (X%) followed by network and communications equipment (X%) in 2013.

Synopsis

This report presents the findings from a survey of 131 Chinese enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Chinese 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 mobility, business intelligence, green IT & virtualization, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in China 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 China.
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 Yuan are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
• Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions Chinese enterprises are interested in outsourcing.
• Identify Chinese enterprises’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as mobility, communications & collaboration, green IT & virtualization, and cloud computing.
• Learn about the drivers that are influencing Chinese enterprises’ investments in each technology category.
• Establish how Chinese enterprises’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
• Gain insight into how Chinese 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 Chinese enterprises’ preferred buying approaches.
• Comprehend the business and IT objectives that Chinese enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies.
• Understand the factors that are influencing Chinese enterprises’ decision to select an ICT provider.

Reasons To Buy

• This report will help readers to understand how China enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.
• Gain a view as to how ICT Yuan 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 & consulting.)
• The report will help users to gain a view of the current strategic objectives of Chinese enterprises.
• The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (mobility, communications & collaboration, green IT & virtualization, and cloud computing).
• Understand the factors that are influencing Chinese enterprises’ decision to select an ICT provider.
• Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives Chinese enterprises are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies. 

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 Business intelligence
2.2.2 Mobility
2.2.3 Green IT & 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 Positive economic prospects are encouraging enterprises to increase their ICT Investments
5 Appendix
5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

List of Tables

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

List of Figures

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


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