ICT Priorities in Manufacturing - Enterprise ICT investment plans

ICT Priorities in Manufacturing - Enterprise ICT investment plans

Category : ICT & Media
December  2013  Pages : 35



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Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 166 manufacturers regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which manufacturers are investing in, including the likes of enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and Cloud Computing.
Scope
Recognize manufacturers’ strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments. Identify manufacturers’ 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 manufacturers’ investments in each technology category. Establish how manufacturers’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category. Gain insight into how manufacturers’ 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 manufacturers’ ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives. What is the current market landscape and what is changing? Cloud computing is currently receiving lower investments in the manufacturing sector. However, Kable Market Research believes that spending on cloud computing is set to witness an upward momentum in the coming months. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Manufacturers are planning to invest in cloud computing in the coming two years, primarily driven by its advantages such as cost reductions, ease of management, and improved scalability. 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 160+ ICT decision makers in manufacturing sector in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Kable Market Research’s survey shows that manufacturers are placing utmost importance on improving security/privacy with an average score of X on a scale of 1 to 4, to address issues relating to cyber and malware attacks effectively. According to Kable Market Research’s survey, 89% of manufacturers currently use BI tools, and 83% are planning investments in this area in the next twenty-four months. Demand for BI technologies is driven by manufacturers’ desire to maximize efficiency, whilst at the same time identifying new revenue opportunities. E-mail archiving is one of the most widely deployed content management technologies in the manufacturing sector, with penetration rates of 74%. Ever-increasing e-mail volumes and growing compliance requirements are making e-mail archiving a critical business consideration. Manufacturers’ increasing concerns related to rising carbon emission is driving demand for technologies such as green IT and virtualization within the sector. This is reiterated by Kable Market Research’s survey results, which indicate that 93% of manufacturers are already using green technologies. Manufacturers are also assigning equal importance to standardizing infrastructure technologies (with a rating of X), as they are continuously looking to reduce the complexity of their ICT infrastructure in order to improve their operations and reduce their IT management costs.

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 The demand for core and advanced technologies will gain traction as manufacturers look to expand their operations
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Manufacturing – enterprise ICT survey geographic breakdown
Table 2: Manufacturing – enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among manufacturers
Table 4: Current strategic objectives of manufacturers
Table 5: Current and future investment priorities of manufacturers across core technologies
Table 6: Enterprise applications – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Table 7: Business intelligence – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Table 8: Security – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Table 9: Content management – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Table 10: Mobility – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Table 11: IT systems management – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Table 12: Communications & collaboration – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Table 13: Green IT & virtualization – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Table 14: Cloud computing solutions – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Manufacturing – enterprise ICT survey geographic breakdown
Figure 2: Manufacturing – enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among manufacturers
Figure 4: Current strategic objectives of manufacturers
Figure 5: Current and future investment priorities of manufacturers across core technologies
Figure 6: Enterprise applications – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 7: Business intelligence – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 8: Security – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 9: Content management – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 10: Mobility – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 11: IT systems management – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 12: Communications & collaboration – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Green IT & virtualization – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Cloud computing solutions – manufacturers’ current and future investment priorities
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