This report presents the findings from a survey of 175 Russian enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Russian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT spend, namely hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.
Introduction and Landscape
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? Russian enterprises are looking forward to increasing their ICT spending, or at least maintain it at 2012 levels in 2013.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes? Aided by a stable economic climate, public sector organizations and government agencies are driving the demand for ICT products and services.
What makes this report unique and essential to read? Kable Global ICT Intelligence has invested significant resources in order to interview CIOs and IT managers about their IT Budgets. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 170+ ICT decision makers in the Russian market in H2 2012.
Key Features and Benefits
Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2013 in terms of their overall size.
Appreciate how IT budgets are allocated across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications and consulting.
Learn how IT Roubles are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within Russian organizations.
Gain insight into with whom Russian enterprises plan to spend their ICT Roubles.
Key Market Issues
Enterprise IT spending is anticipated to follow an upward trend driven by demand from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises alike.
Buoyed by strong local demand Russian businesses are expected to increase their core ICT spending, or at least maintain it at the same levels in 2013.
Russian respondents anticipate that X% of their IT spending in 2013 will be on hardware, software, and communications combined, which is mostly similar to their spending in 2012.
As enterprises look towards hosted data centres and cloud infrastructures as a measure of cost reduction, there is huge scope for technology providers operating in the hosted data centre services, communications and application development domains.
Kable’s recent survey shows that the largest proportion of IT staff members has been resourced on applications and IT infrastructure, as Russian enterprises are focused on the smooth and effective running of their business critical applications.
SMEs have reported their highest IT spending on software (X% of the total IT budget) and services (X%), while large enterprises have dominated the investments on communications (X%) and consulting (X%).
Russian businesses are increasingly spending with third parties, primarily with technology (product) vendors, and have allocated X% of their total IT budgets to such providers
The recent survey reveals that despite the global economic slowdown putting pressure on IT spending, Russian firms have allocated X% of their software budget to enterprise applications in 2012.
The need for enterprises to integrate their core business applications with customer facing applications and other advanced analytical tools, is driving the demand for new application development & integration and related security services
Russia is still dependent on its legacy fixed and mobile networks, and this is reflected in its investments in fixed voice and mobile voice, which account for an average of X% and X% of total telecom budgets respectively.