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

Date: May 31, 2014
Pages: 57
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Publisher: Kable
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Summary

This report presents the findings from a survey of 48 Belgian enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Belgian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings
  • According to the survey, X% of Belgian respondents are anticipating an increase in their ICT budgets in 2014, which is an increase of X% compared to 2013.
  • According to Kable's survey, the core ICT functionalities of hardware, software, and IT services sit high on the list of ICT investment priorities among Belgian enterprises, with the combined allocations expected to reach X% in 2014, up by X% compared to 2013.
  • Belgian enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their software budgets to enterprise applications (X%) followed by application lifecycle (X%) and information management (X%) in 2013.
Synopsis

This report presents the findings from a survey of 48 Belgian enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Belgian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including security, content management, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in Belgium 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 Belgium.

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 Euros are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
  • Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions Belgian enterprises are interested in outsourcing.
  • Identify Belgian enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as security, content management, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing.
  • Learn about the drivers that are influencing Belgian enterprises' investments in each technology category.
  • Establish how Belgian enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
  • Gain insight into how Belgian 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 Belgian enterprises' preferred buying approaches.
  • Comprehend the business and IT objectives that Belgian enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies.
  • Understand the factors that are influencing Belgian enterprises' decision to select an ICT provider.
Reasons To Buy
  • This report will help readers to understand how the Belgian enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.
  • Gain a view as to how ICT Euros 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 Belgian enterprises.
  • The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (security, content management, green IT and virtualization, and cloud computing.).
  • Understand the factors that are influencing Belgian enterprises' decision to select an ICT provider.
  • Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives Belgian 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 Security
  2.2.2 Content management
  2.2.3 Green IT and 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 Belgian enterprises are planning to increase their ICT investments to achieve a competitive edge in the market

5 APPENDIX

5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

LIST OF TABLES

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

LIST OF FIGURES

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

COMPANIES MENTIONED

Amazon web services, ATandT, BT, Check Point, Cisco, Dell, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems, EMC, Google, HP, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft, Open Text, Oracle, Orange, Rackspace, RSA (EMC), Salesforce.com, Symantec, Verizon, Vmware

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