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This report presents the findings from a survey of 58 Belgian enterprises regarding their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which Belgian enterprises are investing in, including the likes of enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications and collaboration, and Cloud Computing.
Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
In order to provide deeper insights into Belgian enterprises' ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
While Belgian enterprises are continuously investing in enterprises application and security solutions, mobility and green IT technologies are also gaining momentum.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
European Union's (EU) increasing emphasis on sustainability and enterprises' focus on improving productivity are driving the adoption of such technologies.
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 ICT investment priorities. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 50+ ICT decision makers in the Belgian market in H2 2012.
Key Features and Benefits
Recognize Belgian enterprises' strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments.
Identify Belgian enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications and collaboration, and Cloud Computing, etc.
Learn about the drivers that are influencing Belgian enterprises' investments in each technology category.
Establish how Belgian enterprises' ICT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
Gain insight into how Belgian enterprises plan to change their ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
Key Market Issues
To reduce the effect of such attacks Belgian enterprises have started putting a lot of effort around developing stringent security norms and policies along with the adoption of various security and authentication technologies.
HR management applications segment and CRM applications are likely to witness a slow growth in investment, with only X % and X% of Belgian enterprises looking to invest in this space in the next 24 months.
Belgian enterprises are continuously spending on content management solutions like data warehousing/marts, analytics, real-time business intelligence.
With an increasing number of enterprises and employees showing their inclination towards mobile devices and the BYOD model, the adoption of tablet computing and other mobility solutions is gaining momentum in the Belgian market.
Belgian enterprises are continuously looking to adopt conferencing technologies to speed up decision-making and reduce travel and associated costs, as they are under a lot of pressure to improve their cost-structure and profitability.
The recent survey indicates that about X% of Belgian enterprises plan to make further investments in enterprise applications in 2013.
Identity management and database security will remain the major areas of investment. Results from the survey show that X% of respondents plan further investments to enhance their database, while X% respond positively regarding making investments in IAM solutions.
Document management and record management are the most commonly used ECM solution, and is expected to attract most of the investment in the next two years, with X% and X% of respondents intending to make investments over this timeframe.
Enterprises in Belgium are looking quite optimistic with regards to investments in mobility, with X% of respondents having already deployed the technology in their organizations.
Among the various infrastructure virtualization adopted by Belgian enterprises, server virtualization holds the top spot, with X% of enterprises already using this technology.