ICT procurement trends in Finland - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

ICT procurement trends in Finland - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

Category : ICT & Media
Published On : May  2013
Pages : 24



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Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 51 Finnish enterprises regarding their approach to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) procurement. The survey investigates the way that Finnish enterprises like to purchase technology, as well as the major IT and business objectives influencing their IT investment strategies.
Scope
Provides insights into Finnish enterprises’ preferred buying approaches. Comprehend the business objectives that Finnish enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategy. Appreciate the IT objectives that Finnish enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategy. Understand the factors that are influencing Finnish enterprises’ decision to select an ICT provider. Understand which organizational roles influence IT purchasing decisions and signing off budgets.
Summary
Why was the report written? To highlight the criteria on which Finnish enterprises select their IT providers as well as the roles which have influence while making IT purchasing decisions. What is the current market landscape and what is changing? According to the survey, the majority of Finnish enterprises prefer deploying technologies on-site, however, the adoption of hosting services is expected to increase, generating good opportunities for on-demand and managed services providers. What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? In a highly competitive business environment, Finnish enterprises are constantly looking for ways to save time and improve efficiency; therefore the adoption of hosting services is expected to increase amongst these enterprises. 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 Procurement. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 50+ ICT decision makers in the Finnish market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Kable Market Research’s survey finds that raising efficiency is the primary business objective influencing IT investment strategies amongst Finnish enterprises, with the highest average rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4. According to the survey, the majority of Finnish enterprises prefer technologies deployed on-site as they are looking for complete control over enterprise data and applications. Finnish enterprises are particularly keen on the financial stability of potential IT vendors, as they want to be assured that a vendor has longevity and will be able to provide support and maintenance relating to its technology in the future. Enterprises are assigning the CIO a more strategic role as they attempt to generate business value through technology transformation and employing cutting-edge technologies. According to Kable Market Research’s survey, the majority of Finnish enterprises state that their ICT infrastructure is either somewhat complex or very complex.

Table of Contents
1 Enterprise ICT investment trends
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 ICT investment priorities
2 ICT procurement trends
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Purchasing channels
2.3 Business objectives influencing IT investment strategy
2.4 IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
2.5 ICT provider selection
2.6 Influencers
2.7 Complexity of the ICT infrastructure environment
3 Summary
3.1 Finnish enterprises are continuously adopting advanced technologies to withstand global competition and achieve differentiation
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Finnish enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Finnish enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Finnish enterprises
Table 4: Finnish enterprises’ current and future investment priorities across technology categories
Table 5: Finnish enterprises' preferred approach to buying technologies
Table 6: Business objectives which influence Finnish enterprises' IT investment strategy
Table 7: IT objectives which influence Finnish enterprises' IT investment strategies
Table 8: Factors influencing Finnish enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
Table 9: Influence of organizational roles in making ICT purchasing decisions and signing off budgets
Table 10: Complexity of ICT infrastructure in Finnish enterprises
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Finnish enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Finnish enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Finnish enterprises
Figure 4: Finnish enterprises’ current and future investment priorities across technology categories
Figure 5: Finnish enterprises' preferred approach to buying technologies
Figure 6: Business objectives which influence Finnish enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 7: IT objectives which influence Finnish enterprises' IT investment strategies
Figure 8: Factors influencing Finnish enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 9: Influence of organizational roles in making ICT purchasing decisions and signing off budgets
Figure 10: Complexity of ICT infrastructure in Finnish enterprises
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