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ICT Investment Trends in the US - Next generation technology options is driving US ICT investments

ICT Investment Trends in the US - Next generation technology options is driving US ICT investments

Summary

The US government is in process of making reforms to limit foreign investments (Chinese investments) in US technology companies. The main motive behind this effort to curb Chinese influence and protect sensitive technologies. In addition, this action will help the US government in negotiating trade policies regarding technology transfers. Furthermore, with cyber security on the agenda, enterprises in the US are investing in IT security services to comply with changing ICT security laws.

US enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their ICT budgets to the production, procurement, and operations business function driven by the need to automate their operations. Companies are planning to spend the highest proportion of their total ICT budget on technology (product) vendors (direct).

Furthermore, US enterprises are keen on deploying next generation technologies to meet the growing security needs of ICT, and are thereby investing in core areas of hardware (including cloud IaaS), software (including cloud SaaS), and network and communications. Meanwhile, US enterprises’ use of cloud management platforms has the highest current penetration rate among cloud computing technologies.

Furthermore, improving operational efficiency tops the list of business objectives in influencing ICT investment strategies among US enterprises, while the criterion of expertise in the industry is the most important factor in selecting an ICT provider.

ICT Investment Trends in the US, a Customer Insight Survey report, is one of the many products in the Digital Industry product portfolio, which provides an executive-level overview of the enterprise ICT budget trends in the country. The report presents a summary of enterprise ICT investment strategy in 2017, change in annual enterprise ICT budget allocation from 2017 to 2018, enterprise technology priorities, and analysis of ICT vendors.

Scope

It provides in-depth analysis of the following -

  • Executive Summary: This section provides key findings from the survey, and survey demographics.
  • Enterprise ICT Investment Strategy in 2017: This section provides survey findings on key business objectives influencing enterprise ICT investment, breakdown of enterprise ICT spend by business function, and key decision making entities for enterprise technology investments.
  • Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations - 2017 vs. 2018: This section presents survey findings on the annual change in enterprise ICT budget allocation by ICT function, by business function and by vendor type.
  • Segment ICT Budget Allocations - 2017 vs. 2018: This section presents survey findings on the annual change in enterprise hardware/software/managed IT/network and communications services budget allocations.
  • Future Outlook - Enterprise Technology Priorities: This section presents comparative survey findings on current enterprise technology investment priorities and over the next two years.
  • ICT - Vendor Analysis: This section provides survey findings on the most preferred ICT technology vendors for enterprises in the country.
Reasons to buy
  • This customer insight survey report provides a thorough analysis of the enterprise ICT budget trends in the country, and strategic technology objectives of enterprises.
  • The report drives special focus on enterprise ICT investment strategy in 2017, change in enterprise ICT budget from 2017 to 2018, and change in ICT budget allocation from 2017 to 2018 by segment (including hardware, software, managed IT services, and network & communications), by vendors, and ICT functions.
  • The report offers detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (IoT, business intelligence, mobility management, and cloud computing), and factors influencing enterprises’ decisions in selecting ICT providers.
  • The report also provides future outlook of enterprise technology investment priorities.
  • With number of value added charts and tables presenting the survey findings, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The comprehensive survey findings on the enterprise ICT budget trends that the report provides, will help ICT product vendors, service providers and specialist outsourcers among other technology vendors in their product and promotional strategies and succeed in the challenging ICT market.


Key findings
Key implications for ICT vendors
Executive summary
Survey demographics
ICT budget changes
ICT spend by channel
ICT spend across business function
ICT budget allocation by core technology area
Hardware budget breakdown
Software budget breakdown
Third party ICT services expenditure
Network and communications expenditure
ICT budget allocation by function
Outsourced IT functions
ICT investment priorities and vendor satisfaction
Cloud computing
Internet of Things (IoT)
Application development and management
Security
Business objectives influencing ICT investment strategy
ICT provider selection
Key decision makers for purchasing technology
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