ICT investment trends in Japan - 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 109 Japanese enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Japanese 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 X Japanese enterprises confirms that a reasonable proportion (X%) of respondents are looking to increase their ICT budget either slightly or significantly in 2014, witnessing an increase of X% compared to X% 2013.
  • Japanese 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 the Japanese enterprises' hardware investments are dominated by clients with X% of the total hardware budget being allocated to this segment.
Synopsis

This report presents the findings from a survey of 109 Japanese enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Japanese 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, enterprise applications, and mobility. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in Japan 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 Japan.

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

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 Japanese enterprises are looking to adopt various advanced technologies to improve their operations and gain competitive edge

5 APPENDIX

5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

LIST OF TABLES

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

LIST OF FIGURES

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

COMPANIES MENTIONED

Apple, ATandT,BT, Check Point, Cisco, EMC, Google, HP, IBM, McAfee, Microsoft, Nokia, Open Text, Oracle, Orange, RIM, EMC, Salesforce.com, SAP, Symantec

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