This report presents the findings from a survey of 65 Swiss enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Swiss 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 Swiss Francs are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management, and the network.
Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within Swiss organizations.
Gain insight into with whom Swiss enterprises plan to spend their ICT Swiss Francs.
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?
Recent technology trends like cloud computing and the launch of Swiss 4G / Long Term Evolution (LTE) networks are driving the demand for software, IT services, and communications in the country
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Swiss enterprises are shifting their focus towards cloud computing , as it reduces the burden of application management, and at the same time eases deployment.
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 60+ ICT decision makers in the Swiss market in 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Kable Market Research believes that with the Eurozone facing a tough economic environment, the growth of the Swiss economy could be impacted as the countries in this region are major trading partners for Switzerland. Consequently, Swiss enterprises are predicting only moderate growth in their ICT spending in 2013.
Investment in data centers is the key area of focus for enterprises in Switzerland as they look to improve their broader ICT infrastructures and data operations.
It is evident from the survey that the ICT budget allocation for specialist outsourcers is expected to fall in 2013 compared to 2012, reaffirming the fact that enterprises are looking to increase their spending on internal project development and management .
Kable Market Research’s survey indicates that the largest proportion of technical staff have been employed on service support & help desks, since this function enables enterprises to eliminate down time and increase the operational effectiveness of ICT systems.
Swiss enterprises spend a significant portion of their total telecommunications budgets on establishing and maintaining their voice (both fixed and mobile) infrastructure.
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 Swiss enterprises are increasing their budget allocations for hardware to strengthen their ICT infrastructure
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Swiss enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Swiss enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Swiss enterprises
Table 4: Swiss enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Table 5: Swiss enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Table 6: Swiss enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Table 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Swiss enterprises
Table 8: Swiss enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Swiss enterprise market
Table 10: Swiss enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 11: Swiss enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 12: Swiss enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 13: Swiss enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Swiss enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Swiss enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Swiss enterprises
Figure 4: Swiss enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Figure 5: Swiss enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Figure 6: Swiss enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity in 2012
Figure 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Swiss enterprises
Figure 8: Swiss enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Swiss enterprise market
Figure 10: Swiss enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 11: Swiss enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 12: Swiss enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 13: Swiss enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation