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ICT investment trends in Sweden : Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2016

ICT investment trends in Sweden : Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2016

Summary

Swedish enterprises are prioritizing investment in various ICT domains in 2015 to achieve sustainable economic growth and competitiveness. Additionally, foreign direct investment (FDI) in various ICT investment programs and the announcement of various e-government initiatives, creation of new job opportunities, and technology transfer and stimulation of competition & innovation are propelling growth in the region’s ICT industry

Key Findings

Stronger than expected growth in the European Union coupled with increased industrial production, improving trade, and the central bank’s bond buying program have all placed the Swedish economy on a strong foothold

Kable’s survey shows that Swedish enterprises plan to invest the highest proportion of their ICT budgets in the core domains of hardware, software, and IT services in order to enhance their business processes. Additionally, they are improving their operational efficiency by investing in business intelligence solutions Hardware budgets across Sweden are mainly concentrated around client computing, networks, and peripherals, whereas software investments are being directed towards enterprise applications and application lifecycle management solutions.

Synopsis

ICT investment trends in Sweden presents the findings from a survey of 41 Swedish enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Swedish 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 Swedish enterprises are investing in, including business intelligence, security products, content management, mobility, and communications & collaboration. Understand the approach adopted by Swedish enterprises to purchase technology and get a better insight into ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to Swedish enterprises.

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 Kronas in areas such as the networks, applications, service desk, and data centers

Which ICT functions Swedish enterprises are interested in outsourcing

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

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

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

Swedish 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 Swedish enterprises’ preferred buying approaches

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

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

Reasons To Buy

Understand how the Swedish enterprises ICT landscape is set to change in 2015 to prioritize your target market

Comprehend how ICT Kronas are being allocated by Swedish 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 Swedish enterprises

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

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

Understand the changes in customers’ priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that Swedish 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 Content management
2.1.4 Mobility
2.1.5 Communications & collaboration
3 ICT procurement trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Vendor satisfaction ratings for the following technologies
3.3 Business objectives and IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.4 ICT provider selection
4 Summary
4.1 Swedish enterprises are continuously looking 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: Swedish enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Swedish enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Swedish enterprises
Figure 4: Swedish enterprises' (external) ICT budget allocation, 2014 and 2015
Figure 5: Swedish enterprises' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in Swedish enterprise market
Figure 7: Swedish enterprises' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Swedish enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 9: Swedish enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 10: Swedish enterprises' ICT budget allocation by function, 2014 and 2015
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions - Swedish enterprises' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Business intelligence - Swedish enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Security products - Swedish enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Content management - Swedish enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Mobility - Swedish enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Communications & collaboration - Swedish enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 17: Vendor satisfaction ratings for the following technologies among Swedish enterprises
Figure 18: Business objectives and IT objectives which influence Swedish enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 19: Factors influencing Swedish enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider

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