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This report presents the findings from a survey of 197 Chinese enterprises regarding their Information and Communication Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which Chinese 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 Chinese enterprises' ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
While spending on core technologies still remains a top priority, Chinese enterprises are also expected to make significant investments in advanced technologies in the next two years.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Kable expects the adoption of these advanced technologies such as business intelligence (BI) and cloud computing solutions is expected to improve, with their penetration rates set to increase over the next 24 months. X% and X% of Chinese enterprises are planning to invest in BI and cloud computing technologies respectively, in the next two years.
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 investment priorities. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 190+ ICT decision makers in the Chinese market in H2 2012.
Key Features and Benefits
Recognize Chinese enterprises' strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments.
Identify Chinese 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 Chinese enterprises' investments in each technology category.
Establish how Chinese enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
Gain insight into how Chinese enterprises plan to change their IT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
Key Market Issues
Kable's survey of CIOs and IT executives finds that many Chinese enterprises consider improving security/privacy to be their most important strategic objective, with an average rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4.
The greater interest in applications like CRM and CLM indicates that enterprises in China are in the process of adopting customer centric business models with the goal of helping them better understand their customer needs and preferences.
According to the survey, document management and records management, with penetration rates of 86% and 84% respectively, are the most widely deployed ECM technologies amongst Chinese enterprises, given their goal of securely capturing, exchanging, and managing the information generated and contained in paper documents.
Kable's survey results indicate that 96% of Chinese enterprises are already using green IT and virtualization solutions to reduce carbon footprint and a significant proportion of enterprises are planning to make investments in this technology.
The need for real-time communications, improved accessibility of enterprise data, and employee productivity enhancements are the key drivers behind Chinese enterprises' adoption of enterprise mobility solutions.
The adoption of analytics is gaining momentum among Chinese enterprises, and Kable expects this growth to continue, as 73% of Chinese enterprises are planning investments in these tools in the next twenty-months.
The survey finds that with a penetration rate of 54%, the adoption of enterprise search tools is still limited. However, this scenario is likely to change in the next two years, as X% of respondents plan to invest in enterprise search technologies in order to make the search for content easier and faster.
According to the survey, a majority of Chinese enterprises indicate that they have made investments in mobile device management technologies, an impressive 78% are planning to spend in this area in the next two years.
Kable's survey finds that 98% of respondents in China already have IT systems management in place. With a penetration rate of 86%, IT service management currently tops the list in terms of enterprises' systems management investment priorities.
With a current penetration rate of 70%, software as a service (SaaS) is the most widely used cloud solution amongst Chinese enterprises. The demand for SaaS is expected to increase with X% of Chinese enterprises planning to invest here in the next two years.