This report presents the findings from a survey of 82 Dutch enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Dutch 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 dollars are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management, and the network.
Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within Dutch organizations.
Gain insight into with whom Dutch 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?
ICT spending in Dutch enterprises is expected to remain depressed due to the economic slowdown in the Euro zone, with many enterprises in the Netherlands continuing to hold back their ICT investments in 2013.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
The Dutch economy is shrinking, being characterized by declines in various business sectors, falling exports, and low consumer confidence. Furthermore, the Dutch government’s severe austerity measures are expected to slow down the country’s economic recovery leading to lower ICT spending.
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 80+ ICT decision makers in the Dutch market in H2 2012.
Reasons To Buy
Dutch respondents are spending the highest proportion (X%) of their overall ICT budgets on data centres, indicating the importance of improving their ICT infrastructure.
To avoid additional overhead costs, Dutch enterprises are shifting their focus towards software as a service (SaaS), as it reduces the burden of application management and at the same time eases deployment.
A significant proportion of ICT hardware budget allocation is centred on Networking & communications equipment as cloud computing and enterprise mobility increasingly gaining traction.
The proportion of respondents expecting a slight or significant decrease in ICT spending will drop from X% to X% among SMEs, while the large enterprises expecting a similar trend will remain the same between 2012 and 2013.
The combined allocation for fixed and mobile voice amongst SMEs (X%) is higher than that of large enterprises (X%), as the latter place greater emphasis on investments in ‘Data’ to further strengthen their network capabilities.
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 Dutch enterprises are cautious about their ICT spending, given the difficulties in the Dutch economy
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List Of Tables
Table 1: Dutch enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Dutch enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Dutch enterprises
Table 4: Dutch enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Table 5: Dutch enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Table 6: Dutch enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation by entity, 2012 and 2013
Table 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Dutch enterprises
Table 8: Dutch enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Dutch enterprise market
Table 10: Dutch enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 11: Dutch enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 12: Dutch enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 13: Dutch enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation
List Of Figures
Figure 1: Dutch enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Dutch enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Dutch enterprises
Figure 4: Dutch enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2012 and 2013
Figure 5: Dutch enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Figure 6: Dutch enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by entity in 2012
Figure 7: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Dutch enterprises
Figure 8: Dutch enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 9: Average allocation of software budgets in the Dutch enterprise market
Figure 10: Dutch enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 11: Dutch enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 12: Dutch enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 13: Dutch enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation