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- Kable's survey shows that educational institutions are planning to invest the highest proportion of their ICT budgets in core technology domains such as hardware, software, and IT services in 2015.
- Educational institutions are allocating a major proportion of their IT services budgets to application development and integration in order to build custom applications that can help automate business processes.
- The survey also finds that the need to adapt to digital modes of teaching is driving expenditure on the ICT training of teaching staff.
ICT investment trends in education presents the findings from a survey of 158 educational institutions regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how educational institutions currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.
The report illustrates the core technologies these institutions are investing in, including mobility, communications and collaboration, and cloud computing. Understand the approach adopted by educational institutions to purchase technology and get a better insight into ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to educational institutions.
In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
- How ICT budgets are set to change in 2015 in terms of their overall size
- Allocation across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting
- Distribution of ICT money in areas such as the networks, applications, service desk, and data centers
- Which ICT functions educational institutions are interested in outsourcing
- Educational institutions' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as mobility, communications and collaboration, and cloud computing
- Factors that are influencing educational institutions' investments in each technology category
- How educational institutions' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category
- Educational institutions' distribution of their ICT budget across various segments within a technology category
- Vendor satisfaction ratings for various core and advanced technology categories
- Insight into educational institutions' preferred buying approaches
- Business and IT objectives that educational institutions are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
- Factors that are influencing educational institutions' decisions to select an ICT provider
Reasons To Buy
- Understand how the educational institutions' ICT landscape is set to change in 2015 to prioritize your target market
- Comprehend how ICT money are being allocated by educational institutions in specific geographies and size bands to improve your market penetration
- Make effective business decisions by recognizing the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications, and consulting)
- Realign your sales initiatives by understanding the current strategic objectives of educational institutions
- Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (mobility, communications and collaboration, and cloud computing)
- Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing educational institutions' decisions when selecting an ICT provider
- Understand the changes in customers' priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that educational institutions are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies
Table of Contents
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 ICT budget allocation by core technology area
1.4.1 Hardware budget breakdown
1.4.2 Software budget breakdowns
1.4.3 Third party IT services expenditure
1.4.4 Cloud computing budget
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 Outsourced IT functions
2 ICT investment priorities and vendor satisfaction
2.1.2 Communications and collaboration
2.1.3 Cloud computing
3 ICT procurement trends
3.2 Business objectives and IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection
4 Sector-specific trends
4.2 IT expenditure plans for specific technology areas
4.3 Technology areas receiving the largest investments
4.4 Business challenges
5.1 Technological advancements and demand for additional skills is driving the global e-learning market
6.2 Further reading
6.3 Contact the authors
List of Figures
Figure 1: Educational institutions ICT survey geographic breakdown
Figure 2: Educational institutions ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among educational institutions
Figure 4: Educational institutions' (external) ICT budget allocation, 2014 and 2015
Figure 5: Educational institutions' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in educational institutions
Figure 7: Educational institutions' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Educational institutions' average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 9: Educational institutions' average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 10: Educational institutions' ICT budget allocation by function, 2014 and 2015
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions - Educational institutions' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Mobility - Educational institutions' current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Mobility - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among educational institutions
Figure 14: Communications and collaboration - Educational institutions' current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Communications and collaboration - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among educational institutions
Figure 16: Cloud computing - Educational institutions' current and future investment priorities
Figure 17: Cloud computing - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among educational institutions
Figure 18: Business objectives and IT objectives which influence educational institutions' IT investment strategy
Figure 19: Factors influencing educational institutions' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 20: IT expenditure plans in 2015 compared to 2014, for specific technology categories within educational institutions
Figure 21: Top three IT projects in 2015 for educational institutions
Figure 22: Importance of the following business challenges for educational institutions
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