ICT Priorities in Energy - Enterprise ICT investment plans

ICT Priorities in Energy - Enterprise ICT investment plans

Category : ICT & Media
December  2013  Pages : 34



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Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 128 energy companies regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which energy companies are investing in, including the likes of enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing.
Scope
Recognize energy companies’ strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments. Identify energy companies’ 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 energy companies’ investments in each technology category. Establish how energy companies’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category. Gain insight into how energy companies’ plan to change their ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
Summary
Why was the report written? In order to provide deeper insights into energy companies’ ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives. What is the current market landscape and what is changing? Amidst economic uncertainty and increasing competition, energy companies are placing greater emphasis on deploying enterprise applications. These companies are gradually moving to the cloud environment to gain efficiency and optimise performance, although several legal and regulatory compliance issues remain. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Energy companies across the globe are migrating their workloads to the cloud environment in order to gain operational efficiencies and optimise their performance. 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 120+ ICT decision makers in energy industry in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Globally, energy companies are attaching high importance to addressing cybersecurity concerns in order to enhance the security and reliability of their ICT infrastructure. Kable Market Research’s survey shows that energy companies assign the strategic objective of improving security and privacy the highest average rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4. Energy companies are placing greater emphasis on deploying enterprise applications to enhance their operational efficiencies, increase growth opportunities, and improve customer experience. The highest proportion of energy companies are planning to invest in enterprise applications in the next two years. To minimise the complexity of their ICT infrastructure, 94% of energy companies are currently investing in IT systems management, and 83% are planning to invest here through to the end of 2014. Most energy companies operate with video conferencing, which has the highest penetration rate of the various communications and collaboration technologies of 68%. Oil and natural gas companies are leading the way in terms of reducing greenhouse gas emissions (GHG) by investing significantly in green technologies. This is evident from the survey, which shows that 92% of energy companies have deployed some form of green IT solution, and 83% are planning to invest in this domain in the next two years.

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 Amidst economic uncertainty and increasing competition, energy companies are placing greater emphasis on deploying enterprise applications
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors

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

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

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