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Survey on IT Budgeting Transformation in Japan Companies 2015

Survey on IT Budgeting Transformation in Japan Companies 2015

This IDC study analyzes the findings of IDC's 2015 questionnaire-based survey on department IT budgets among Japan companies' user departments. It also considers changes to IT purchasing behaviors among Japan companies, the factors behind those changes, and future trends. To understand the changes to IT purchasing behavior among Japan companies, this study focuses on the IT budgets that user departments devise and manage on their own ("department IT budgets") and performs multi-pronged analyses.

This study finds that in nearly half of the companies surveyed, user departments other than the information systems department (IT department) are the principle managers of IT budgets and participate in carrying out these budgets. Compared with companies without department IT budgets, or those with department IT budgets but no involvement from the IT department, such companies tend to have higher levels of satisfaction with the IT department among the user departments. Given these circumstances, it is necessary that companies' IT departments understand the needs of user departments and build cooperative relationships with them. "Because of more widespread use of the 3rd Platform, the relationships between user and IT departments are changing. To ensure that the department IT budgets — that will likely continue to expand in the near future — contribute to enhancing corporate competitiveness, companies will need to engage in initiatives to make IT spending unified throughout the whole company. For that reason, it will be crucial for user and IT departments to understand one another more deeply and to build cooperative relationships with one another. User departments should be more actively involved in IT spending. At the same time, IT departments should attempt to run systems in a manner that rapidly incorporates users' demands while still implementing effective governance," argues Akihiro Kimura, research manager, IDC Japan IT Services.

All of the following sections are, however, fully translated:

  • IDC Opinion
  • Methodology
  • Definition
  • Essential Guidance
  • Synopsis
Please Note: Extended description available upon request.


IDC Opinion
In This Study
Methodology
Survey Questionnaire
Definition of Shadow IT
Direct Interviews
Situation Overview
Findings from Direct Interviews
Case Example of a Company with Department IT Budgets and Involvement by the IT Department: Construction
Company Overview
Structure and Role of the IT Department
User Department Involvement in IT Spending
Case Example (1) of a Company with Department IT Budgets but No Involvement by the IT Department: Trading Firm
Company Overview
Structure and Role of the IT Department
User Department Involvement in IT Spending
Factors Promoting Shadow IT
Case Example (2) of a Company with Department IT Budgets but No Involvement by the IT Department: Manufacturing
Company Overview
Structure and Role of the IT Department
User Department Involvement in IT Spending
Factors Promoting Shadow IT
Case Example (1) of a Company without Department IT Budgets and with Involvement by the IT Department: Real Estate
Company Overview
Structure and Role of the IT Department
User Department Involvement in IT Spending
Case Example (2) of a Company without Department IT Budgets and with Involvement by the IT Department: Electronics
Company Overview
Structure and Role of the IT Department
User Department Involvement in IT Spending
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Related Research
Synopsis
Table: Respondent Attributes for the Survey on Department IT Budgets among User Departments: By Consolidated Personnel Size and Industry
Table: Respondent Attributes for the Survey on Department IT Budgets among User Departments: By Respondent Job Scope
Figure: Analytical Perspectives and Procedures Adopted for the Study
Figure: Presence of Department IT Budgets
Figure: Reasons for Having Department IT Budgets
Figure: Focus of Japan Companies When Formulating and Executing Department IT Budgets
Figure: Departments Having Department IT Budgets
Figure: Spending Items (Items Purchased) within Department IT Budgets
Figure: Where Department IT Budget Spending Goes (Where Purchases Are Made)
Figure: Involvement of IT Department When Department IT Budgets Are Executed
Figure: Size of Department IT Budgets
Figure: Expected Near-Term Growth or Shrinkage of Department IT Budgets
Figure: Spending Items Thought to Increase within Department IT Budgets in the Near Term
Figure: Problems Due to Department IT Budgets
Figure: Reasons for Having No Department IT Budgets
Figure: Satisfaction with IT Departments
Figure: Demands on IT Departments
Figure: User Department Involvement in IT Spending
Figure: IT Department Involvement in IT Spending
Figure: Companies with Shadow IT Spending: Problems Due to Department IT Budgets
Figure: Degree of Satisfaction with the IT Department: Comparison of Companies with Shadow IT Spending and Those without Shadow IT Spending
Figure: Demands on IT Departments: Comparison of Companies with Shadow IT Spending and Those without Shadow IT Spending
Figure: Companies with Shadow IT Spending: Near-Term Expectations for Department IT Budgets
Figure: Positions of Companies Directly Interviewed

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