ICT priorities in Australia - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

ICT priorities in Australia - 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 85 Australian enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which Australian enterprises are investing in, including the likes of enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing.
Scope
Recognize Australian enterprises’ strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments. Identify Australian enterprises’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing, etc. Learn about the drivers that are influencing Australian enterprises’ investments in each technology category. Establish how Australian enterprises’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category. Gain insight into how Australian enterprises plan to change their IT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
Summary
Why was the report written? In order to provide deeper insights into Australian enterprises’ ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives. What is the current market landscape and what is changing? ICT spending in Australia is currently focussed on technologies such as security solutions, IT systems management, and mobility, along with a sustained investment in other core IT systems. The overall positive trend with regards to IT investments is set to continue, with a growing number of IT decision makers planning to deploy advanced technologies in the next two years. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Australian enterprises’ need to improve operational efficiency and cut costs is driving the adoption for advanced technologies such as mobility and cloud computing. 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 investment priorities. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 80+ ICT decision makers in the Australian market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
According to Kable Market Research’s survey, improving security and privacy across the IT infrastructure is Australian enterprises’ primary strategic objective, with average rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4. X% of Australian enterprises are already using supply chain management (SCM) applications in order to identify the gaps and issues within their supply chain, and the highest proportion of respondents (X%) are planning to invest here through to the end of 2014. With an exponential rise in the volume of data produced by organisations of all sizes, it has become imperative for enterprises to invest in content management solutions. This is supported by Kable Market Research’s survey, which shows that X% of Australian enterprises have already invested in enterprise content management (ECM) technologies and X% are planning further investments through to the end of 2014. The need for real-time communication, improved accessibility of enterprise data, and collaboration across a distributed workforce, as a measure to improve the productivity of business in a cost-effective way, are the underlying drivers for investments in enterprise mobility. The increasing complexity of IT infrastructure and the need to manage it efficiently, is forcing Australian enterprises to invest in IT systems management solutions.

Table of Contents
1 Enterprise ICT investment trends
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 Strategic objectives
1.5 Core technology investment priorities
2 Detailed ICT investment priorities
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Enterprise applications
2.3 Business intelligence
2.4 Security
2.5 Content management
2.6 Mobility
2.7 IT systems management
2.8 Communications & collaboration
2.9 Green IT & virtualization
2.1 Cloud computing solutions
3 Summary
3.1 Enterprise spending on advanced technologies is creating a favourable situation for ICT vendors in Australia
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors

List Of Tables
Table 1: Australian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Australian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Australian enterprises
Table 4: Current strategic objectives of Australian enterprises
Table 5: Current and future investment priorities of Australian enterprises across core technologies
Table 6: Enterprise applications – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 7: Business intelligence – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 8: Security – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 9: Content management – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 10: Mobility – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 11: IT systems management – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 12: Communications & collaboration – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 13: Green IT & virtualization – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 14: Cloud computing solutions – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities

List Of Figures
Figure 1: Australian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Australian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Australian enterprises
Figure 4: Current strategic objectives of Australian enterprises
Figure 5: Current and future investment priorities of Australian enterprises across core technologies
Figure 6: Enterprise applications – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 7: Business intelligence – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 8: Security – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 9: Content management – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 10: Mobility – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 11: IT systems management – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 12: Communications & collaboration – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Green IT & virtualization – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Cloud computing solutions – Australian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities

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