This report presents the findings from a survey of 151 Italian enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Italian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT spend, namely hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.
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 Italian organizations.
Gain insight into with whom Italian enterprises plan to spend their ICT Euros.
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 uncertainty in ICT investments is set to continue as the proportion of respondents who plan to keep their ICT budgets flat is going to increase by X% in 2013. However, Kable Market Research believes that ICT investments will slowly increase in the coming months.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
There is a glimmer of hope that the newly formed government will take the required steps towards bringing Italy back on a positive growth track boosting ICT investments slightly in this region. Kable Market Research believes that if this is to happen, then the likely outcome should be an increase in government spending on technology goods and services.
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 140+ ICT decision makers in the Italian market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
In order to ensure that end users operating client devices have real-time access and connectivity to corporate information, enterprises are making substantial investments to enhance their network and communications infrastructure.
According to Kable Market Research’s survey, a noticeable portion of the enterprise software budget is being allocated to software as a service (SaaS), as enterprises in Italy have started to value the potential of reducing the total cost of ownership of their software.
Kable Market Research’s survey indicates that Italian enterprises’ software investments are primarily focussed on application lifecycle management, with average allocation of 19% of the total software budget in 2012.
The increase in cyber crime and the need to adhere to various national and international legislation and compliance regulations are making ICT security a priority, not only for large Italian enterprises but also for SMEs. This is quite evident from the survey as enterprises in Italy are allocating 16% of their IT services budgets to security & privacy services.
Italian companies are still dependent on fixed voice for enterprise communications, which is evident from the survey as enterprises are allocating 28% of their telecommunications budgets here.
Table of Contents
1 Trends in ICT budgets
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
2.2 Hardware budget breakdown
2.3 Software budget breakdowns
2.4 Third party IT services expenditure
2.5 Telecommunications budget
3.1 Italian enterprises are cautiously investing in ICT as they look to reduce their cost structures
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Italian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Italian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Italian enterprises
Table 4: Italian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Table 5: Italian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Table 6: Italian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Table 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Italian enterprises
Table 8: Italian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Italian enterprise market
Table 10: Italian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 11: Italian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 12: Italian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 13: Italian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Italian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Italian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Italian enterprises
Figure 4: Italian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Figure 5: Italian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Figure 6: Italian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Figure 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Italian enterprises
Figure 8: Italian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Italian enterprise market
Figure 10: Italian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 11: Italian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 12: Italian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 13: Italian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation