This report presents the findings from a survey of 52 Austrian enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Austrian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT spend, namely hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.
Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2013 in terms of their overall size.
Appreciate how budgets are allocated across the core elements of ICT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications and consulting.
Learn how ICT Euros are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within Austrian organisations.
Gain insight into with whom Austrian enterprises plan to spend their ICT Euros.
Why was the report written?
In order to provide a depth of insight into ICT vendors’ and service providers’ potential customers
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Austrian respondents’ total ICT spending on core IT including software, hardware, and IT services in 2013 is expected is slightly higher compared to 2012.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Although, growth across several sectors has slowed down because of the turbulent economic conditions across Europe, the government sector in Austria is demonstrating a particularly positive outlook towards ICT investments, which is providing good opportunities for many ICT vendors.
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 ICT Budgets. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 50+ ICT decision makers in Austrian market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Investment in improving data centre infrastructure is expected to remain a primary area of focus for Austrian enterprises in 2013, as they look to streamline their operations.
Kable Market Research expects there to be a gradual increase in investments in converged voice & data networks, as enterprises look to merge their traditional voice and data networks onto one shared infrastructure in order to reap the cost benefits.
To avoid additional overhead costs, Austrian enterprises are shifting their focus towards software as a service, as it reduces the burden of application management and at the same time eases deployment.
Due to the tough economic conditions, Austrian enterprises have been spending less on IT consulting.
The survey reveals that spending on communications was confined to X% of the external ICT budget in 2012, which is expected to decrease by X% in 2013.
Table of Contents
1 Trends in ICT budgets
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 ICT budget allocation by core technology area
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 ICT spending by entity
1.7 IT staff distribution
2 Detailed ICT budget allocations
2.2 Hardware budget breakdown
2.3 Software budget breakdowns
2.4 Third party IT services expenditure
2.5 Telecommunications budget
3.1 Austrian enterprises are investing in core ICT components to improve their capabilities amidst the Eurozone crisis
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Austrian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Austrian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Austrian enterprises
Table 4: Austrian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Table 5: Austrian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Table 6: Austrian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Table 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Austrian enterprises
Table 8: Austrian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Austrian enterprise market
Table 10: Austrian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 11: Austrian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 12: Austrian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 13: Austrian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Austrian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Austrian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Austrian enterprises
Figure 4: Austrian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Figure 5: Austrian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Figure 6: Austrian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Figure 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Austrian enterprises
Figure 8: Austrian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Austrian enterprise market
Figure 10: Austrian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 11: Austrian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 12: Austrian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 13: Austrian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation