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ICT budget and staffing trends in Sweden - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

ICT budget and staffing trends in Sweden - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013

Management Report
Published: May 2013
Pages: 29
Research from: Kable
Sector: Information & Communications Technology

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Product Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 51 Swedish enterprises regarding their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Swedish 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?
In view of the tough economic climate, Swedish enterprises are focusing on developing their core ICT infrastructure, by allocating the bulk of their ICT budgets to hardware, software, and IT services.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Enterprises' need to put in place advanced technological products and solutions in order to enhance their competitiveness and improve business operations is driving the ICT spending in Sweden.

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 51+ ICT decision makers in Swedish 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 IT budgets are allocated across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications and consulting.

Learn how IT Krona are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.

Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within Swedish organisations

Gain insight into with whom Swedish enterprises plan to spend their ICT Krona.

Key Market Issues
X% of Swedish enterprises expect their ICT budgets to either increase slightly or significantly in 2013, indicating an improving positive outlook for ICT spending.

Swedish enterprises are allocating a major portion of their ICT budgets on hardware, software, and IT services, with X% of external ICT budgets will be spent on these three core ICT areas in 2013

The largest proportion of IT staff members (X%) has been employed on the development and maintenance of the overall ICT infrastructure, while an equally high portion (X%) are also resourced on applications.

Investment in client computing technologies contribute X% of the total hardware spent across enterprises in Mexico. The demand for client computing and networking equipment is high amongst large enterprises and SMEs alike.

Swedish enterprises are spending about X% of their IT services budget on cloud based services. However, adoption of cloud will gain traction in 2013, as enterprises look towards adopting cloud storage, cloud servers, cloud security, and cloud applications.

Key Highlights
The demand for spending on data centres is likely to be driven by SMEs who, in the midst of budgetary constraints, are looking to outsource activities like access, storage, and security of their business data, in order to reduce complexity and bring in cost savings.

Swedish enterprises are increasingly spending with third parties, primarily with technology (product) vendors, and have allocated X% of their total ICT budgets to such providers

The need to modernize their existing applications and provide a robust integration framework is driving investments on enterprise applications and application lifecycle management, with enterprises planning to spend X% and X% of their software budgets on these two categories respectively in 2013.

Swedish businesses become more cautious about the potential threats of security breaches and data theft, security spending is expected to rise, particularly with regards to content and network security.

Sweden is still dependent on its legacy mobile and fixed networks, which account for an average of X% and X% of total telecommunications budgets respectively.

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