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- Most ICT decision makers in the US enterprises are planning to increase their ICT budget in 2015, owing to the sustainment of a stable political and economic environment and rising interest of US enterprises in areas such as mobility and communications and collaboration
- The need for real-time communications, improved access to enterprise data, and increasing employee productivity are the key drivers behind US enterprises' adoption of BYOD (bring your own device) and enterprise mobility solutions
- Furthermore, the growing interest of US enterprises in collaborative tools, business intelligence solutions, and mobile applications is resulting in increasing investments in software in 2015
The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including security products, mobility, and communications and collaboration. Understand the approach adopted by enterprises in the US to purchase technology and get a better insight into ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in the US.
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 Dollars in areas such as data centers, applications, IT management, and the networks
- Which ICT functions US enterprises are interested in outsourcing
- US enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as security products, mobility, and communications and collaboration
- Factors that are influencing US enterprises' investments in each technology category
- How US enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category
- US enterprises' distribution of their ICT budget across various segments within a technology category
- Vendor satisfaction ratings for various core and advanced technology categories
- Insight into US enterprises' preferred buying approaches
- Business and IT objectives that US enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
- Factors that are influencing US enterprises' decisions to select an ICT provider
Reasons To Buy
- Understand how the US enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2015 to prioritize your target market
- Comprehend how ICT Dollars are being allocated by US enterprises in specific verticals 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 US enterprises
- Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (security products, mobility, communications and collaboration)
- Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing US enterprises' decisions when selecting an ICT provider
- Understand the changes in customers' priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that US enterprises 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
2.1.1 Security products
2.1.3 Communications and collaboration
3 ICT procurement trends
3.2 Business objectives and IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection
4.1 A recovering and stable economic and political environment is encouraging US enterprises to increase their ICT budgets
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors
List of Figures
Figure 1: US enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: US enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among US enterprises
Figure 4: US enterprises' (external) ICT budget allocation, 2014 and 2015
Figure 5: US enterprises' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in the US enterprise market
Figure 7: US enterprises' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: US enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 9: US enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 10: US enterprises' ICT budget allocation by function, 2014 and 2015
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions - US enterprises' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Security products - US enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Security products - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among US enterprises
Figure 14: Mobility - US enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Mobility - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among US enterprises
Figure 16: Communications and collaboration - US enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 17: Communications and collaboration - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among US enterprises
Figure 18: Business objectives and IT objectives which influence US enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 19: Factors influencing US enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
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