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

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

Category : ICT & Media
Published On : May  2013
Pages : 33



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Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 51 Finnish enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Finnish 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 budgets are allocated across the core elements of ICT 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 Finnish organisations. Gain insight into with whom Finnish 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? The survey reveals that enterprises in Finland are planning to decrease their spending on hardware and software in 2013 compared to 2012, whereas spending on communications will increase. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Finnish enterprises are continuously looking to expand their operations in emerging economies which is driving the spending on communication and networking technologies. 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 IT Budgets. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 50+ ICT decision makers in the Finnish market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Finnish enterprises will spend X% of their total ICT budget on both hardware and software in 2013, a decline of X% and X% respectively in comparison to their spending in 2012. The survey indicates that in 2013, Finnish enterprises are going to reduce their spending on applications by X%. Kable Market Research’s survey reveals that enterprises in Finland are planning to increase their spending on internal project development and maintenance, with X% of the total average ICT budget allocated to this area - a significant X% increase in 2013 compared to 2012. Finnish enterprises are cautiously allocating IT resources according to their work load and functional requirements, in order to achieve maximum productivity and improve business performance. Kable Market Research’s survey shows software licenses are being allocated the maximum percentage (X%) of the total average software budget.

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 budgets
3 Summary
3.1 Finnish enterprises’ focus on innovation is expected to drive the adoption of advanced and disruptive technologies
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Finnish enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Finnish enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Finnish enterprises
Table 4: Finnish enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Table 5: Finnish enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Table 6: Finnish enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Table 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Finnish enterprises
Table 8: Finnish enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Finnish enterprise market
Table 10: Finnish enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 11: Finnish enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 12: Finnish enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 13: Finnish enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Finnish enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Finnish enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Finnish enterprises
Figure 4: Finnish enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Figure 5: Finnish enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Figure 6: Finnish enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Figure 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Finnish enterprises
Figure 8: Finnish enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Finnish enterprise market
Figure 10: Finnish enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 11: Finnish enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 12: Finnish enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 13: Finnish enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation
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