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ICT investment trends in Argentina

ICT investment trends in Argentina

Summary
After witnessing fair growth in the last decade, the Argentine economy ran into rough weather with a GDP growth of -0.7%, causing a social crisis in contrast to the way Argentinian enterprises handled ICT investments

Key Findings
The findings of the Kable’s survey of 50 Argentinian enterprises reveal investment patterns regarding information and communication technology (ICT) in Argentina, and the allocation of ICT budgets to different hardware and software segments

Budgets allocated to software saw an upward trend in 2016, which indicates that Argentinian enterprises are keen to upgrade their software architecture; the expenditure on hardware and communication by and large remains constant

The prominent categories of technology that Argentinian enterprises largely route their ICT expenditure towards are enterprise applications, security products, internet of things (IoT), and cloud computing

Synopsis
ICT investment trends in Argentina presents the findings from a survey of 50 Argentinian enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Argentinian 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 enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications & collaboration, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach to purchasing technology adopted by enterprises in Argentina. Through Kable’s survey, the report aims to provide a better insight to ICT vendors and service providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in Argentina.

Reasons To Buy
Understand how Argentinian enterprises' ICT landscape is set to change in 2016 to prioritize your target market

Comprehend how ICT Pesos are being allocated by Argentinian enterprises in specific geographies 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 Argentinian enterprises

Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (Enterprise application, security products, IoT, cloud computing)

Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing Argentinian enterprises’ decisions when selecting an ICT provider

Understand the changes in customers’ priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that Argentinian enterprises are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies


1 Trends in ICT budgets
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 ICT budget allocation by core technology area
1.4.1 Hardware budget breakdown
1.4.2 Software budget breakdowns
1.4.3 Third party IT services expenditure
1.4.4 Communications expenditure
1.4.5 Cloud computing budget
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 Outsourced IT functions
2 ICT investment priorities and vendor satisfaction
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Enterprise application
2.1.2 Security products
2.1.3 Internet of Things (IoT)
2.1.4 Cloud computing
3 ICT procurement trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Business objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection
3.4 Key decision maker for purchasing technology
4 Summary
4.1 Tech-savvy Argentinian enterprises are investing in various ICT domains in 2016
5 Appendix
5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors
List of Figures
Figure 1: Argentinian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Argentinian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Argentinian enterprises
Figure 4: Argentinian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2015 and 2016
Figure 5: Argentinian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in Argentinian enterprise market
Figure 7: Argentinian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Argentinian enterprises’ average communications expenditure
Figure 9: Argentinian enterprises’ average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 10: Argentinian enterprises’ average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 11: Argentinian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2015 and 2016
Figure 12: Outsourced IT functions – Argentinian enterprises’ current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 13: Enterprise application – Argentinian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Enterprise application – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Argentinian enterprises
Figure 15: Security products – Argentinian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Security products – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Argentinian enterprises
Figure 17: IoT – Argentinian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 18: IoT – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Argentinian enterprises
Figure 19: Cloud computing – Argentinian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 20: Cloud computing – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Argentinian enterprises
Figure 21: Business objectives which influence Argentinian enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 22: Factors influencing Argentinian enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 23: Role of key entities in making ICT purchasing decisions

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