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European Enterprise Services Survey, 2015: IT Budgets and Investment Priorities

European Enterprise Services Survey, 2015: IT Budgets and Investment Priorities

This IDC study is based on IDC's European Enterprise Services Survey, 2015 carried out in February to March 2015 among 805 European organizations. The study focuses on the IT budgets, strategies, and investment priorities of the respondents. According to the survey, almost half of respondents have increased their IT services budgets in 2015. Infrastructure is still the key investment area, but the importance of cloud for infrastructure modernization has made it a top priority compared with previous years. Other 3rd Platform technologies are less important, but it is obvious that they are moving up the investment agenda.

"The survey shows that IT investments continue to be a high priority in driving business change," said Mette Ahorlu, research director, IDC European Services. "Optimization and infrastructure still dominate the picture, but we see the stability of the market as a good sign that will enable organizations to focus on transformation and the business impact of the investments."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Methodology
Situation Overview
European Country Budgets
Budgets Versus Actual Spending
Services Spending on New Projects Versus Operations and Maintenance
Growth Agenda or Cost-Cutting Agenda in 2015?
IT Investment Priorities
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Appendix
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Related Research
Synopsis
Table: Western Europe Organizations Planning to Increase, Maintain, or Decrease Total External IT Services Spend, 2011–2015 (%)
Table: Organizations Increasing, Maintaining or Decreasing Total External IT Spend: Actual Versus Budget, 2011–2014 (%)
Table: 2015 Budgets for Services Spending on New Projects Versus Running Existing IT by Country (%)
Figure: IT Services Budget Changes, 2014 and 2015
Figure: 2014 IT Services Spending and Budget by Country, 2014 and 2015
Figure: 2014 IT Services Spending Reductions and Budgets by Country, 2014 and 2015
Figure: Strategic IT Priorities
Figure: Top IT Investment Priority in 2015
Figure: Top 3 IT investment Priorities in 2015
Figure: Survey Sample by Country/Region
Figure: Survey Sample by Company Size
Figure: Survey Sample by Industry
Figure: Survey Sample by Business Role
Figure: Survey Sample by Role in the IT Decision Process

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