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ICT investment trends in Belgium; Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2016 June

ICT investment trends in Belgium; Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2016 June

Summary

ICT investment trends in Belgium presents the findings from a survey of 42 Belgian enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Belgian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings

To achieve differentiation in the competitive marketplace, Belgian enterprises are increasing their investments in software and services in 2015, compared to 2014

Infrastructure as a service (IaaS) and private cloud are gaining increased attention from Belgian enterprises

Along with investing in traditional domains such as enterprise applications, security products, and network services, Belgian enterprises are also investing in agile third platform technologies such as cloud computing and mobility to improve flexibility, collaboration within their organization and improve the efficiency of their business processes

Synopsis

The report illustrates the core technologies Belgian enterprises are investing in, including enterprise application, security products, network services, mobility, and cloud computing. Understand the approach adopted by enterprises in Belgium to purchase technology and get a better insight into ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in Belgium.

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

How ICT budgets are set to change in 2015 in terms of their overall size

Allocation across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting

Distribution of ICT Euros in areas such as data centers, applications, IT management, and the networks

Which ICT functions Belgian enterprises are interested in outsourcing

Belgian enterprises’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise application, security products, network services, mobility, and cloud computing

Factors that are influencing Belgian enterprises’ investments in each technology category

How Belgian enterprises’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category

Belgian 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 Belgian enterprises’ preferred buying approaches

Business and IT objectives that Belgian enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies

Factors that are influencing Belgian enterprises’ decisions to select an ICT provider

Reasons To Buy

Understand how the Belgian enterprise ICT landscape is set to change in 2015 to prioritize your target market

Comprehend how ICT Euros are being allocated by Belgian 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 Belgian enterprises

Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise application, security products, network services, mobility and cloud computing)

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

Understand the changes in customers’ priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that Belgian 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 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 applications
2.1.2 Cloud computing
2.1.3 Network services
2.1.4 Security products
2.1.5 Mobility
2.2 Vendor satisfaction
3 ICT procurement trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Business objectives and IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection
4 Summary
4.1 Belgian enterprises are continuing to invest in ICT to improve their efficiency and productivity
5 Appendix
5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors
List of Figures
Figure 1: Belgian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Belgian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Belgian enterprises
Figure 4: Belgian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2014 and 2015
Figure 5: Belgian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in Belgian enterprise market
Figure 7: Belgian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Belgian enterprises’ average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 9: Belgian enterprises’ average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 10: Belgian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2014 and 2015
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions – Belgian enterprises’ current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Enterprise applications – Belgian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Cloud computing – Belgian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Network services – Belgian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Security products – Belgian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Mobility – Belgian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 17: Vendor satisfaction among Belgian enterprises
Figure 18: Business objectives and IT objectives which influence Belgian enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 19: Factors influencing Belgian enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider

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