ICT investment trends in Canada - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2016

 Published On: Jul, 2015 |    No of Pages: 28 |  Published By: Kable | Format: PDF
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Summary

ICT investment trends in Canada presents the findings from a survey of 97 Canadian enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Canadian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings

• Canadian enterprises are continuously looking to improve their competitive edge with sustained expenditure on advanced applications, hardware, and communication services

• IaaS dominated Canadian enterprises’ cloud computing expenditure in 2014, as they allocated X% of their average cloud computing budget to this solution area

• Financial stability and price are the most important criteria while selecting an ICT provider

Synopsis

The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including business intelligence, security products, and mobility. Understand the approach adopted by enterprises in Canada to purchase technology and get a better insight into ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in Canada.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

• How ICT budgets are set to change in 2015 in terms of their overall size

• Allocation across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting

• Distribution of IT dollars in areas such as data centers, applications, IT management, and the networks

• Which ICT functions Canadian enterprises are interested in outsourcing

• Canadian enterprises’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as business intelligence, security products, and mobility

• Factors that are influencing Canadian enterprises’ investments in each technology category

• How Canadian enterprises’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category

• Canadian enterprises’ distribution of their ICT budget across various segments within a technology category

• Vendor satisfaction ratings for various core and advanced technology categories

• Insight into Canadian enterprises’ preferred buying approaches

• Business and IT objectives that Canadian enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies

• Factors that are influencing Canadian enterprises’ decisions to select an ICT provider

Reasons To Buy

• Understand how the Canadian enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2015 to prioritize your target market

• Comprehend how ICT dollars are being allocated by Canadian enterprises in specific verticals and size bands to improve your market penetration

• Make effective business decisions by recognizing the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications, and consulting)

• Realign your sales initiatives by understanding the current strategic objectives of Canadian enterprises

• Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (business intelligence, security products, and mobility)

• Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing Canadian enterprises’ decisions when selecting an ICT provider

• Understand the changes in customers’ priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that Canadian 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 Cloud computing budget
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 Outsourced IT functions
2 ICT investment priorities and vendor satisfaction
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Business intelligence
2.1.2 Security products
2.1.3 Mobility
3 ICT procurement trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Business objectives and IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection
4 Summary
4.1 Canadian enterprises are optimistic about their ICT expenditure, irrespective of the oil price slump
5 Appendix
5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

List of Figures

Figure 1: Canadian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Canadian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Canadian enterprises
Figure 4: Canadian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2014 and 2015
Figure 5: Canadian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in Canadian enterprise market
Figure 7: Canadian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Canadian enterprises’ average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 9: Canadian enterprises’ average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 10: Canadian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2014 and 2015
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions – Canadian enterprises’ current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Business intelligence – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Business intelligence – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Canadian enterprises
Figure 14: Security products – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Security products – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Canadian enterprises
Figure 16: Mobility – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 17: Mobility – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Canadian enterprises
Figure 18: Business objectives and IT objectives which influence Canadian enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 19: Factors influencing Canadian enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider


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