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This report presents the findings from a survey of 153 French enterprises regarding their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how French enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT spend, namely hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.
Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
In order to provide a depth of insight into ICT vendors' and service providers' potential customers
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
The French enterprise ICT market for business and purchases of technology goods and advanced IT services is growing at a modest pace and this is set to continue in 2013.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
The Government's support for technological innovation is driving the growth of ICT market in France
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
Kable Global ICT Intelligence has invested significant resources in order to interview CIOs and IT managers about their IT Budgets. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 150+ ICT decision makers in France market in H2 2012.
Key Features and Benefits
Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2013 in terms of their overall size.
Appreciate how budgets are allocated across the core elements of ICT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications and consulting.
Learn how ICT Euros are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within French organizations.
Gain insight into with whom French enterprises plan to spend their ICT Euros.
Key Market Issues
Enterprise ICT spending is expected to grow moderately as government continues to spend on technology, albeit the Euro zone crisis.
SMEs seem to stay relatively ahead of large businesses in terms of the proportion of ICT spending on hardware and software.
French enterprises are primarily focusing on cost optimization and operational efficiency by adopting several advanced technologies in the form of virtualization and cloud.
Enterprise customers of all sizes are opting for an "on-demand software" delivery model in which software and its associated data are centrally hosted on the cloud.
French enterprises' fixed voice and data spending to be gradually replaced by investment in converged voice and data networks as enterprises have already started merging their traditional voice and data networks into one shared infrastructure, to reduce cost on both administrative and operational levels.
Kable's survey reveals that in 2013 enterprises plan to focused primarily on their core IT systems, where on average, respondents will be investing X% of their external IT budgets on hardware, software and services combined.
France's public sector institutions are planning to increase their IT services budget allocations with the initiation of projects such as 'Andromede' as a part of its program called ?Investments for the Future?.
The gradual increase in popularity of hosted data centres and cloud infrastructures as a measure of cost reduction means that there is huge scope for the providers of hosted data centres, end-user computing and network infrastructure.
Kable's survey reveals that software spending is currently focused on enterprise applications and application lifecycle management, each with an average allocation of X% of the total software budget.
The proportion of staff members allocated to IT Infrastructure (X%) closely follows that allocated to applications (Y%), primarily driven by the need to support increasingly distributed networks, particularly in light of the demand for cloud computing solutions.