ICT Priorities in Canada - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

ICT Priorities in Canada - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

Category : ICT & Media
Published On : January  2013
Pages : 34



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Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 90 Canadian enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which Canadian enterprises are investing in, including the likes of enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing.
Scope
Recognize Canadian enterprises’ strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments. Identify Canadian 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 Canadian enterprises’ investments in each technology category. Establish how Canadian enterprises’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category. Gain insight into how Canadian 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 Canadian enterprises’ ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives. What is the current market landscape and what is changing? Canadian enterprise IT spending is expected to follow an upward trend after recovering from the macroeconomic debt crisis. Demand for security solutions, virtualization and cloud computing is expected to be high in the next two years. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Canadian enterprises’ emphasis on reducing carbon foot print and cost cutting is fuelling the demand for virtualization 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 90+ ICT decision makers in the Canadian market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Kable Market Research’s survey indicates that improving security/privacy is the highest priority on the list of strategic objectives for CIOs in Canada with a rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4. Despite persisting volatility in the global economy, the majority of enterprises in Canada are planning to continue their investments in IT and BI is one of the top three major technology areas of IT spending in the next two years. Driven by the need to control huge volumes of unstructured electronic content effectively and manage workflows in a collaborative environment, about X% of the Canadian enterprises have implemented some form of industry focused ECM technology. Kable Market Research expects a moderate growth in IT systems management in the next couple of years, due the gradual shift in enterprises’ interest towards virtualized and cloud infrastructure, as a measure to reduce the hassle of internally managing and supporting IT systems. “Ease of access” and cost optimization are the primary motivating factors for cloud adoption among enterprises, which means that cloud infrastructure allows enterprises to set up a virtual office while providing the flexibility to connect to their business, irrespective of time or geographic limitations.

Table of Contents
1 Enterprise ICT investment trends
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 IT 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 Canadian enterprises are planning to shift their focus from core technologies to virtualized and cloud infrastructure
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Canadian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Canadian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Canadian enterprises
Table 4: Current strategic objectives of Canadian enterprises
Table 5: Current and future investment priorities of Canadian enterprises across core technologies
Table 6: Enterprise Applications – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 7: Business Intelligence – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 8: Security – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 9: Content Management – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 10: Mobility – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 11: IT systems management – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 12: Communications & Collaboration – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 13: Green IT & Virtualization – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Table 14: Cloud computing solutions – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Canadian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Canadian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Canadian enterprises
Figure 4: Current strategic objectives of Canadian enterprises
Figure 5: Current and future investment priorities of Canadian enterprises across core technologies
Figure 6: Enterprise Applications – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 7: Business Intelligence – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 8: Security – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 9: Content Management – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 10: Mobility – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 11: IT systems management – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 12: Communications & Collaboration – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Green IT & Virtualization – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Cloud computing solutions – Canadian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
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