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

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

Category : ICT & Media
Published On : June  2013
Pages : 31



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Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 163 Spanish enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Spanish 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 IT budgets are allocated across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications and consulting. Learn how IT 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 Spanish organizations Gain insight into with whom Spanish 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? With the economy not showing any signs of recovery in the near future, most enterprises in Spain are holding back their ICT investments in 2013. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Amidst the tough economic conditions, enterprises in Spain are focusing on strengthening their core ICT infrastructures and streamlining their operations in order to reduce costs and achieve differentiation in the market. 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 163+ ICT decision makers in Spanish market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Few of Spanish enterprises expect their IT spending to remain flat in 2013, indicating that the ongoing economic crisis in Spain is forcing enterprises to hold back their ICT investments. Hardware, software, and IT services form the most important areas of spending in Spanish enterprises’ ICT budgets, with enterprises planning to spend 65% of their external ICT budgets on these three core ICT areas in 2013. Enterprises’ need to ensure smooth integration and the functioning of a variety of devices in their ICT landscape, thereby enhancing productivity and performance, is driving the ICT spending on data centres, end-user computing, and service desks. There is a growing trend towards the adoption of software as a service (SaaS), which is garnering an impressive 23% of the average software budget. Spanish enterprises are keen on improving their telecommunications networks in order to enhance the efficiency of their business operations.

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 Tough economic climate adversely affecting Spanish enterprise ICT spending
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Spanish enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown 5
Table 2: Spanish enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees) 6
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Spanish enterprises 7
Table 4: Spanish enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013 9
Table 5: Spanish enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013 10
Table 6: Spanish enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013 12
Table 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Spanish enterprises 14
Table 8: Spanish enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation 16
Table 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Spanish enterprise market 17
Table 10: Spanish enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology 19
Table 11: Spanish enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation 21
Table 12: Spanish enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation 23
Table 13: Spanish enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation 25
List Of Figures
Figure 1:Spanish enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown 4
Figure 2: Spanish enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees) 5
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Spanish enterprises 7
Figure 4: Spanish enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013 8
Figure 5: Spanish enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013 10
Figure 6: Spanish enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013 12
Figure 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Spanish enterprises 13
Figure 8: Spanish enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation 15
Figure 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Spanish enterprise market 17
Figure 10: Spanish enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology 19
Figure 11: Spanish enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation 21
Figure 12: Spanish enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation 23
Figure 13: Spanish enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation 24
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