This report presents the findings from a survey of 197 Chinese enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Chinese 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 Yuan are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within Chinese organizations.
Gain insight into with whom Chinese enterprises plan to spend their ICT Yuan.
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?
Chinese enterprises are showing a positive trend in terms of their IT spending, but the allocation of their ICT budgets is highly influenced by the global economic environment.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Optimism regarding spending within enterprises reflects a confidence in China's regional economic performance, as well as enterprises’ need to adopt better technology to compete effectively in a tough global environment.
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 Budgets. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 190+ ICT decision makers in the Chinese market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Despite budgetary pressures, Chinese enterprises are allocating considerable budgets to their IT infrastructure staff in order to improve operational efficiencies and remain competitive in their respective markets.
Currently, 11% of Chinese enterprise hardware budget is currently being spent on servers. The growing number of data transactions across major vertical markets such as financial services, manufacturing, and retail, are expected to drive the demand for servers further.
According to Kable Market Research’s survey, a noticeable portion of the average enterprise software budget is being allocated to SaaS, as enterprises in China value the potential of reducing the total cost of ownership of their software.
A significant proportion of the software budget is allocated to application lifecycle to modernise Chinese enterprises’ existing applications and provide robust integration frameworks.
With the constant rise in employee mobility and a greater demand for smart devices, Chinese enterprises are becoming more cautious about the potential threats of security breaches and data theft, and a significant proportion of their IT services budgets is being allocated to tackle security issues in these areas.
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 Chinese enterprises are cautiously allocating their IT budgets in 2013
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Chinese enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Chinese enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Chinese enterprises
Table 4: Chinese enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Table 5: Chinese enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Table 6: Chinese enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Table 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Chinese enterprises
Table 8: Chinese enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Chinese enterprise market
Table 10: Chinese enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 11: Chinese enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 12: Chinese enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 13: Chinese enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Chinese enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Chinese enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Chinese enterprises
Figure 4: Chinese enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Figure 5: Chinese enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Figure 6: Chinese enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Figure 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Chinese enterprises
Figure 8: Chinese enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Chinese enterprise market
Figure 10: Chinese enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 11: Chinese enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 12: Chinese enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 13: Chinese enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation