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ICT investment trends in energy - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015

Category : ICT Media  | Published Date : Nov-2014 | Pages : 57
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Summary
This report presents the findings from a survey of 155 energy companies regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how energy companies currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings
• Kable’s survey of 155 energy companies highlights that X% of respondents anticipate an increase in their ICT budgets in 2014, which is an increase of X% compared to 2013.
• According to Kable’s survey, energy companies are planning to invest X% of their external ICT budgets in hardware, software, and IT services in 2014, which is more than the combined allocation in 2013 (X%).
• Energy companies are allocating the highest proportion of their software budgets to application lifecycle management (X%) followed by enterprise applications (X%) and information management (X%) in 2013.

Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 155 energy companies regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how energy companies 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 enterprises are investing in, including enterprise applications, mobility, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by the energy companies to purchase technology. Through Kable’s survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to energy companies.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
• Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2014 in terms of their overall size.
• Appreciate how IT budgets are allocated across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting.
• Learn how IT money is being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
• Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions energy companies are interested in outsourcing.
• Identify energy companies’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, mobility, and cloud computing. 
• Learn about the drivers that are influencing energy companies’ investments in each technology category.
• Establish how energy companies IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
• Gain insight into how energy companies plan to change their ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
• Understand the vendor mindshare for various core and advanced technology categories.
• Provides insight into energy companies’ preferred buying approaches.
• Comprehend the business and IT objectives that energy companies are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies. 
• Understand the factors that are influencing energy companies’ decision to select an ICT provider.

Reasons To Buy
• This report will help readers to understand how the energy companies ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.

• Gain a view as to how ICT money is being allocated in your target audience.

• The report covers a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications, and consulting.)

• The report will help users to gain a view of the current strategic objectives of energy companies.

• The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise applications, mobility, and cloud computing).

• Understand the factors that are influencing energy companies’ decision to select an ICT provider.

• Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives energy companies are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies.
Table Of Contents1 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 Telecommunications budget
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 Outsourced IT functions
2 ICT investment priorities and vendor mindshare
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Enterprise applications
2.1.2 Mobility
2.1.3 Cloud computing
3 ICT procurement trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Business objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.4 ICT provider selection
4 Sector-specific trends
4.1 Introduction
4.2 IT expenditure plans for specific technology areas
4.3 Technology areas receiving the largest investments
4.4 Business challenges
5 Summary
5.1 Energy companies are set to increase their ICT budget to mitigate risks associated with dynamic industry architecture and volatile economic conditions
6 Appendix
6.1 Definitions
6.2 Further reading
6.3 Contact the authorsList Of TablesTable 1: Energy - enterprise ICT survey geographic breakdown
Table 2: Energy - enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among energy companies
Table 4: Energy companies (external) ICT budget allocation, 2013 and 2014
Table 5: Energy companies' average hardware budget allocation
Table 6: Energy companies' average software budget allocation by technology
Table 7: Energy companies' average IT services budget allocation
Table 8: Energy companies' average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 9: Energy companies' average telecommunications budget allocation
Table 10: Energy companies' ICT budget allocation by function, 2013 and 2014
Table 11: Outsourced IT functions - energy companies' current and future outsourcing priorities
Table 12: Enterprise applications - energy companies' current and future investment priorities
Table 13: Enterprise applications - vendor mindshare among energy companies
Table 14: Mobility - energy companies' current and future investment priorities
Table 15: Mobility - vendor mindshare among energy companies
Table 16: Cloud computing - energy companies' current and future investment priorities
Table 17: Cloud computing - vendor mindshare among energy companies
Table 18: Business objectives which influence energy companies' IT investment strategy
Table 19: IT objectives which influence energy companies' IT investment strategy
Table 20: Factors influencing energy companies' decision to choose an ICT provider
Table 21: IT expenditure plans in 2014 compared to 2013, for specific technologies within energy companies
Table 22: Top three IT projects in 2014 for energy companies
Table 23: Importance of the following business challenges for energy companiesList Of FiguresFigure 1: Energy - enterprise ICT survey geographic breakdown
Figure 2: Energy - enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among energy companies
Figure 4: Energy companies (external) ICT budget allocation, 2013 and 2014
Figure 5: Energy companies' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Energy companies' average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 7: Energy companies' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Energy companies' average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 9: Energy companies' average telecommunications budget allocation
Figure 10: Energy companies' ICT budget allocation by function, 2013 and 2014
Figure 11: Outsourced IT functions - energy companies' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 12: Enterprise applications - energy companies' current and future investment priorities
Figure 13: Enterprise applications - vendor mindshare among energy companies
Figure 14: Mobility - energy companies' current and future investment priorities
Figure 15: Mobility - vendor mindshare among energy companies
Figure 16: Cloud computing - energy companies' current and future investment priorities
Figure 17: Cloud computing - vendor mindshare among energy companies
Figure 18: Business objectives which influence energy companies' IT investment strategy
Figure 19: IT objectives which influence energy companies' IT investment strategy
Figure 20: Factors influencing energy companies' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 21: IT expenditure plans in 2014 compared to 2013, for specific technologies within energy companies
Figure 22: Top three IT projects in 2014 for energy companies
Figure 23: Importance of the following business challenges for energy companies
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