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

Date: May 31, 2014
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ICT investment trends in France - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015
Summary

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

Key Findings
  • Kable's survey of 157 French enterprises confirms that a reasonable proportion (X%) of French enterprises will be increasing their ICT budgets either slightly or significantly in 2014, an increase of X% compared to 2013.
  • French enterprises are planning to invest X% of their external ICT budgets in hardware in 2014, X% higher than their hardware investments in 2013.
  • Kable's survey shows that French enterprises' hardware investments are dominated by spending on clients, which occupy a major proportion (X%) of total hardware budgets.
Synopsis

This report presents the findings from a survey of 157 French enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how French 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 enterprise applications, mobility, security, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in France 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 France.

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 French enterprises are interested in outsourcing.
  • Identify French enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, mobility, security, and cloud computing.
  • Learn about the drivers that are influencing French enterprises' investments in each technology category.
  • Establish how French enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
  • Gain insight into how French 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 French enterprises' preferred buying approaches.
  • Comprehend the business and IT objectives that French enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies.
  • Understand the factors that are influencing French enterprises' decision to select an ICT provider.
Reasons To Buy
  • This report will help readers to understand how French 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 French enterprises.
  • The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise applications, mobility, security, and cloud computing).
  • Understand the factors that are influencing French enterprises' decision to select an ICT provider.
  • Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives French 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 Enterprise applications
  2.2.2 Security solutions
  2.2.3 Mobility
  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 French enterprises are cautiously investing in various advanced ICT technologies to achieve cost reductions and gain competitive advantage

5 APPENDIX

5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

LIST OF TABLES

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

LIST OF FIGURES

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

COMPANIES MENTIONED

Amazon web services, Apple, ATandT, BT, Check Point, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems, Google, HP, IBM, McAfee,Microsoft, Nokia, Oracle, Orange, Rackspace, RIM, RSA (EMC), Salesforce.com, SAP (Sybase), Symantec, Verizon, Vodafone

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