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ICT Investment Trends in Mexico: Network transformations are driving investments in the ICT sector

ICT Investment Trends in Mexico: Network transformations are driving investments in the ICT sector

Summary

ICT Investment Trends in Mexico, presents the findings from a survey of 97 Mexican enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Mexican enterprises 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 that enterprises are investing in, including security products, IoT, cloud computing, and mobility management. The survey also highlights the approach to purchasing technology adopted by enterprises in Mexico. Through GlobalData’s survey, the report aims to provide a better insight to ICT vendors and service providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in Mexico.

The Mexican economy is set to perform better in 2017 compared to 2016, primarily driven by the growing optimism amongst investors and strengthening trade relations. Among the various sectors, the telecommunications industry is expected to expand rapidly as the government is trying to instil competition in this sector to enable more telecom providers to enter the market. The survey further depicts that Mexican enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their cloud computing budget to the private cloud. Meanwhile, increasing customer satisfaction and improving supplier intimacy remain the top business objectives influencing IT investment strategies among Mexican enterprises.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following -

  • How ICT budgets are set to change in 2017 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 Mexican enterprises are interested in outsourcing
  • Mexican enterprises’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as security products, IoT, cloud computing, and mobility management
  • Factors that are influencing Mexican enterprises’ investments in each technology category
  • How Mexican enterprises’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category
  • Mexican 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 Mexican enterprises’ preferred buying approaches
  • Business objectives that Mexican enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
  • Factors that are influencing Mexican enterprises’ decisions to select an ICT provider
Scope
  • Mexican enterprises are planning to spend the highest proportion of their cloud computing budget on private cloud in 2017, driven by the need to implement a secure private network to safeguard their business data.
  • As the Mexican government is transforming the telecommunications sector to implement next generation networks capable of high speed data transmission, the demand for network equipment and services is expected to increase.
  • Moreover, various ongoing telecoms projects to transform the mobile network infrastructure by deploying a nationwide 5G network, are opening up new opportunities for IoT vendors to develop smart city applications.
Reasons to buy
  • Understand how the Mexican enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2017 to prioritize your target market
  • Comprehend how ICT money are being allocated by Mexican 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 Mexican enterprises
  • Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (security products, IoT, cloud computing, and mobility management)
  • Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing Mexican enterprises’ decisions when selecting an ICT provider
  • Understand the changes in customers’ priorities and identify the business objectives that Mexican enterprises are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies


  • Key findings
  • Key implications for ICT vendors
    • Mexican enterprises are investing in next generation networking technologies in order to modernize their ICT infrastructure
    • Survey demographics
    • Mexican enterprises are willing to increase their ICT investments to build a better technology infrastructure
    • Mexican enterprises allocated the highest proportion of their ICT budget to the software domain in 2016
    • Mexican enterprises are spending the highest proportion of their hardware budget on network and communications equipment
    • Software licenses constitute the largest share of the software budget allocations among Mexican enterprises
    • Security & privacy services constitute the largest share of the IT services budget among Mexican enterprises
    • Network services dominate the telecommunications budget among Mexican enterprises
    • Mexican enterprises are increasing their spending on IaaS in 2017
    • Private cloud dominates the cloud computing budget among Mexican enterprises
    • Mexican enterprises are allocating the highest share of ICT budget to data centers
    • A majority of Mexican enterprises are currently outsourcing their service support & help desk function
    • Security & vulnerability management solutions are expected to gain the highest traction in the next two years among Mexican enterprises
    • McAfee is the most popular security solutions provider among Mexican enterprises with the highest vendor satisfaction rating
    • A majority of Mexican enterprises are investing in network sensors
    • AT&T is the most popular IoT vendor, while Cisco received the highest vendor satisfaction rating among Mexican enterprises
    • The adoption rate of cloud computing solutions is set to remain stable through to the end of 2018
    • Microsoft is the primary cloud computing provider among Mexican enterprises
    • Mobile content management is set to gain the highest traction among Mexican enterprises
    • IBM and AT&T lead the list of mobility management technologies vendors among Mexican enterprises
    • The business objective of increasing customer satisfaction and improving supplier intimacy are primarily influencing the IT investment strategy among Mexican enterprises
    • Leading-edge technology is rated the as the top criterion in selecting an ICT provider among Mexican enterprises
    • The purchasing decision for cloud based products is primarily taken solely by the IT organization
  • Appendix
    • Definitions

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