ICT investment trends in Canada - 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 Canada report published by Kable Global ICT Intelligence presents the findings from a survey of 94 Canadian enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including the likes of business intelligence, mobility, green IT & 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 mainframes (X% of the overall hardware budget) are attracting the largest investments.
• With regards to future investment priorities, Canadian enterprises are keen to invest in green IT and virtualization solutions and cloud computing 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 94 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 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 & virtualization, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in Canada 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 Canada.
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 Dollars are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
• Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions Canadian enterprises are interested in outsourcing.
• Identify Canadian enterprises’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as business intelligence, mobility, green IT & virtualization, and cloud computing.
• Learn about the drivers that are influencing Canadian enterprises’ investments in each technology category.
• Establish how Canadian enterprises’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
• Gain insight into how Canadian 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 Canadian enterprises’ preferred buying approaches.
• Comprehend the business and IT objectives that Canadian enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
• Understand the factors that are influencing Canadian enterprises’ decision to select an ICT provider.

Reasons To Buy

• This report will help readers to understand how the Canadian enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.
• Gain a view as to how ICT Dollars 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 Canadian enterprises.
• The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (business intelligence, mobility, green IT & virtualization, and cloud computing).
• Understand the factors that are influencing Canadian enterprises’ decision to select an ICT provider.
• Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives 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 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 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 Backed by strong domestic demand, Canadian enterprises are optimistic about their ICT expenditure
5 Appendix
5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

List of Tables

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

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, 2013 and 2014
Figure 5: Canadian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Canadian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 7: Canadian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Canadian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 9: Canadian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation
Figure 10: Canadian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2013 and 2014
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions - Canadian enterprises’ current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Current and future investment priorities of Canadian enterprises across core technologies
Figure 13: Business intelligence – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Business intelligence – vendor mindshare among Canadian enterprises
Figure 15: Mobility – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Mobility – vendor mindshare among Canadian enterprises
Figure 17: Green IT & virtualization – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 18: Green IT & virtualization – vendor mindshare among Canadian enterprises
Figure 19: Cloud computing solutions – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 20: Cloud computing solutions – vendor mindshare among Canadian enterprises
Figure 21: Canadian enterprises' preferred approach to buying technologies
Figure 22: Business objectives which influence Canadian enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 23: IT objectives which influence Canadian enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 24: Factors influencing Canadian enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider


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