ICT budget and staffing trends in Belgium - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

ICT budget and staffing trends in Belgium - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

Category : ICT & Media
Published On : February  2013
Pages : 37



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Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 58 Belgian enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Belgian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT spend, namely hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.
Scope
Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2013 in terms of their overall size. Appreciate how ICT budgets are allocated across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications and consulting. Learn how ICT Euros are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network. Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within Belgian organizations. Gain insight into with whom Belgian enterprises plan to spend their ICT Euros.
Summary
Why was the report written? In order to provide a depth of insight into ICT vendors’ and service providers’ potential customers. What is the current market landscape and what is changing? Belgian enterprises have been a little conservative with regards to their ICT investments, with cost cutting high on their agendas. However, with an encouraging economic forecast, the number of Belgian enterprises who intend to slightly increase or maintain their ICT budget is likely to witness an upward trend in 2013. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Increased adoption of SaaS and virtualization technology is going to drive the Belgian IT market as enterprises are looking to reduce their IT expenses and improve the flexibility of their operations. What makes this report unique and essential to read? Kable Market Research Market Research has invested significant resources in order to interview CIOs and IT managers about their ICT Budgets. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 50+ ICT decision makers in Belgium market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Impacted by ongoing debt crisis and Euro zone cuts, Enterprise ICT spending is anticipated to witness a slow growth. In 2013, Belgian enterprises are most likely to reduce their hardware and communication expenditure nominally (by x%) but will slightly increase their spending on software and services. The proportion of the budget invested in datacenters for vertical sectors such as financial markets, government, insurance, education, utilities, and healthcare will remain flat in 2013 in comparison to 2012. In 2013, there is a minor reduction in the budget allocated to third party providers such as technology vendors, telcos, and system integrators, compared to 2012. SMEs are planning to reduce their investment in end-user computing, networks, and service desks in 2013, whereas for large enterprises the proportion of the ICT budget allocated to these areas will be flat.

Table of Contents
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
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 ICT spending by entity
1.7 IT staff distribution
2 Detailed ICT budget allocations
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Hardware budget breakdown
2.3 Software budget breakdowns
2.4 Third party IT Services expenditure
2.5 Telecommunications budget
3 Summary
3.1 An improved outlook in the Belgian economy is likely to provide new business opportunities for ICT vendors
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 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 in 2012
Table 5: Belgian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation in 2013
Table 6: Belgian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Table 7: Belgian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity in 2012
Table 8: Belgian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity in 2013
Table 9: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Belgian enterprises
Table 10: Belgian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 11: Average allocation of software budgets in the Belgian enterprise market
Table 12: Belgian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 13: Belgian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 14: Belgian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 15: Belgian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation

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 7
Figure 4: Belgian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation in 2012
Figure 5: Belgian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation in 2013
Figure 6: Belgian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Figure 7: Belgian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity in 2012
Figure 8: Belgian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity in 2013
Figure 9: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Belgian enterprises
Figure 10: Belgian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 11: Average allocation of software budgets in the Belgian enterprise market
Figure 12: Belgian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 13: Belgian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 14: Belgian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 15: Belgian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation

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