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

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

Summary

ICT investment trends in India presents the findings from a survey of 139 Indian enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Indian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings

The need for enhanced customer services, focus on cost savings, and rising demand of emerging technologies, are compelling Indian enterprises to increase their ICT budgets significantly in 2015

Kable’s survey reveals that in order to reduce operating costs and focus on their core activities, Indian enterprises are planning to outsource their IT functions through to the end of 2016

Cloud computing is gaining in popularity, with IaaS and private cloud likely to witness significant attention in the next two years

Synopsis

The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including security products, business intelligence, and communications & collaboration. Understand the approach adopted by enterprises in India to purchase technology and get a better insight into ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in India.

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 Rupees in areas such as data centers, applications, IT management, and the networks

Which ICT functions Indian enterprises are interested in outsourcing

Indian enterprises’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as security products, business intelligence, and communications & collaboration

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

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

Indian 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 Indian enterprises’ preferred buying approaches

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

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

Reasons To Buy

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

Comprehend how ICT Rupees are being allocated by Indian 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 Indian enterprises

Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (security products, business intelligence, and communications & collaboration)

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

Understand the changes in customers’ priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that Indian 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 Business intelligence
2.1.2 Security products
2.1.3 Communications & collaboration
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 Indian enterprises are highly optimistic with regards to their ICT investments about competing in a tougher global environment
5 Appendix
5.1 Definitions
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors
List of Figures
Figure 1: Indian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Indian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Indian enterprises
Figure 4: Indian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2014 and 2015
Figure 5: Indian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in Indian enterprise market
Figure 7: Indian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Indian enterprises’ average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 9: Indian enterprises’ average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 10: Indian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2014 and 2015
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions – Indian enterprises’ current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Business intelligence – Indian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Business intelligence – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Indian enterprises
Figure 14: Security products – Indian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Security products – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Indian enterprises
Figure 16: Communications & collaboration – Indian enterprises’ current and future investment priorities...
Figure 17: Communications & collaboration – selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Indian enterprises
Figure 18: Business objectives and IT objectives which influence Indian enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 19: Factors influencing Indian enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider

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