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ICT Priorities in South Africa - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

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ISBN: KABKG0030CI
Published Date: Apr, 2013
Format: PDF
No of Pages: 30

 
 
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Product Synopsis

This report presents the findings from a survey of 65 South African enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which South African enterprises are investing in, including the likes of enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing.

Introduction and Landscape

Why was the report written?
In order to provide deeper insights into South African enterprises’ ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives.

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
While spending on core technologies still remains a top priority, South African enterprises are also expected to make significant investments in advanced technologies in 2012-13.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Increasing adoption of social, mobile, and cloud based technologies is shaping the course of ICT investments within South African enterprises.

What makes this report unique and essential to read?
Kable Global ICT Intelligence has invested significant resources in order to interview CIOs and IT managers about their ICT investment priorities. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 60+ ICT decision makers in the South African market in H2 2012.

Key Features and Benefits

Recognize South African enterprises’ strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments.

Identify South African enterprises’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing, etc.

Learn about the drivers that are influencing South African enterprises’ investments in each technology category.
Establish how South African enterprises’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.

Gain insight into how South African enterprises plan to change their ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.

Key Market Issues

South African enterprises are trying to balance their ICT spend between core and disruptive technology categories.
With a penetration rate of X%, business analytics is the most widely deployed BI technology among South African enterprises, followed by data warehousing/marts with a penetration rate of X%.

Kable’s survey shows that improving security is among the top priorities for South African enterprises, as organization are under constant threats of sophisticated cyber and malware attacks.

Adoption of virtualization, green IT and cloud based technologies is expected to rise amongst South African enterprises as they look for ways to reduce their overall ICT costs.

Increasing IT complexity is driving the demand for IT systems management, as it allows enterprises to eliminate redundancies and reduce wastage of resources.

Key Highlights

Applications that support the core business processes in an organization, such as financials (X%), human resources management (X%), and supply chain management (X%) have the highest penetration rates amongst South African enterprises.

The survey indicates that network security, database security, and backup & archive have the highest penetration rate (X%) amongst South African enterprises.

South African enterprises are making substantial investments in employee/supplier facing application development and customers facing mobile application platforms, as an impressive X% and X% of respondents have expressed their intentions to further invest in this technology in the next 24 months.

Kable’s recent survey finds that about X% of South African enterprises have already deployed communications and collaboration systems, and X% of respondents are planning to make an additional investment in the next two years.
South African enterprises’ investment in printing and paper usage management is expected to witness a significant jump (of X%) from its current value to reach an adoption rate of X% in the next 24 months

1 Enterprise ICT investment trends
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 Strategic objectives
1.5 Core technology investment priorities
2 Detailed ICT investment priorities
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Enterprise Applications
2.3 Business Intelligence
2.4 Security
2.5 Content Management
2.6 Mobility
2.7 IT Systems Management
2.8 Communications & Collaboration
2.9 Green IT & Virtualization
2.1 Cloud Computing solutions
3 Summary
3.1 Improving business sentiment in South Africa will generate opportunities for ICT vendors capable of providing advanced technology
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors

List of Tables

Table 1: South African enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: South African enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among South African enterprises
Table 4: Current strategic objectives of South African enterprises
Table 5: Current and future investment priorities of South African enterprises across core technologies
Table 6: Enterprise Applications – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 7: Business Intelligence – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 8: Security – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 9: Content Management – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 10: Mobility – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 11: IT systems management – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 12: Communications & Collaboration – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 13: Green IT & Virtualization – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 14: Cloud computing solutions – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities

List of Figures

Figure 1: South African enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: South African enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among South African enterprises
Figure 4: Current strategic objectives of South African enterprises
Figure 5: Current and future investment priorities of South African enterprises across core technologies
Figure 6: Enterprise Applications – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 7: Business Intelligence – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 8: Security – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 9: Content Management – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 10: Mobility – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 11: IT systems management – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 12: Communications & Collaboration – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Green IT & Virtualization – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Cloud computing solutions – South African enterprises’ current and future investment priorities

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