ICT investment trends in Japan; Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2016

Date: September 30, 2015
Pages: 42
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Publisher: Kable
Report type: Strategic Report
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ICT investment trends in Japan; Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2016
SUMMARY

Tech savvy Japanese have ICT at the core of all their enterprise strategies. Backed by their robust economic might, Japanese enterprises are investing in various disruptive ICT segments to boost their productivity and increase their revenues.

KEY FINDINGS
  • Kable's survey shows that Japanese enterprises are continuously looking to increase their investments in software in 2015, to achieve both short term and long term business goals, and to derive continuous value from their software investments.
  • Furthermore, in order to cut IT overheads and to improve their IT efficiency, they are keen to increase their investments in private cloud and platform as a service (PaaS).
  • Meanwhile, the criterion of 'expertise in your industry' is given the utmost importance, before Japanese enterprises select an ICT provider.
SYNOPSIS

ICT investment trends in Japan presents the findings from a survey of 90 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 Japanese enterprises are investing in, including enterprise applications, business intelligence, security products, mobility, green IT and virtualization, and communications and collaboration. Understand the approach adopted by Japanese enterprises to purchase technology and get a better insight into ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to Japanese enterprises.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
  • How ICT budgets are set to change in 2015 in terms of their overall size
  • Allocation across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting
  • Distribution of ICT Yen in areas such as the networks, applications, service desk, and data centers
  • Which ICT functions Japanese enterprises are interested in outsourcing
  • Japanese enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, business intelligence, security products, mobility, green IT and virtualization, and communications and collaboration.
  • Factors that are influencing Japanese enterprises' investments in each technology category
  • How Japanese enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category
  • Japanese enterprises' distribution of their ICT budget across various segments within a technology category
  • Vendor satisfaction ratings for various core and advanced technology categories
  • Insight into Japanese enterprises' preferred buying approaches
  • Business and IT objectives that Japanese enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
  • Factors that are influencing Japanese enterprises' decisions to select an ICT provider
REASONS TO BUY
  • Understand how the Japanese enterprises ICT landscape is set to change in 2015 to prioritize your target market
  • Comprehend how ICT Yen are being allocated by Japanese enterprises in specific geographies and size bands to improve your market penetration
  • Make effective business decisions by recognizing the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications, and consulting)
  • Realign your sales initiatives by understanding the current strategic objectives of Japanese enterprises
  • Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise applications, business intelligence, security products, mobility, green IT and virtualization, and communications and collaboration)
  • Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing Japanese enterprises' decisions when selecting an ICT provider
  • Understand the changes in customers' priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that 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 Cloud computing budget
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 Outsourced IT functions

2 ICT INVESTMENT PRIORITIES AND VENDOR SATISFACTION

2.1 Introduction
  2.1.1 Enterprise applications
  2.1.2 Business intelligence
  2.1.3 Security products
  2.1.4 Mobility
  2.1.5 Green IT and virtualization
  2.1.6 Communications and collaboration

3 ICT PROCUREMENT TRENDS

3.1 Introduction
3.2 Business objectives and IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection

4 SUMMARY

4.1 Expenditure on various ICT domains will show modest growth in 2015

5 APPENDIX

5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors

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, 2014 and 2015
Figure 5: Japanese enterprises' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in Japanese enterprise market
Figure 7: Japanese enterprises' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Japanese enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 9: Japanese enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 10: Japanese enterprises' ICT budget allocation by function, 2014 and 2015
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions - Japanese enterprises' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Enterprise applications - Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Business intelligence - Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Security products - Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Mobility - Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Green IT and virtualization - Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 17: Communications and collaboration - Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 18: Business objectives and IT objectives which influence Japanese enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 19: Factors influencing Japanese enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
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