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This report presents the findings from a survey of 51 Finnish enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which Finnish 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 Finnish enterprises' ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Kable's survey indicates that Finnish enterprises' spending is more focused on security, enterprise applications, and content management. However, Kable expects new and advanced technologies, such as mobility and cloud computing to gain momentum in the next two years.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Finnish enterprises are moving to a cloud infrastructure in order to reduce costs and achieve ease of management.
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 50+ ICT decision makers in the Finnish market in 2012.
Key Features and Benefits
Recognize Finnish enterprises' strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments.
Identify Finnish 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 Finnish enterprises' investments in each technology category.
Establish how Finnish enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
Gain insight into how Finnish 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 most Finnish enterprises consider standardizing infrastructure technologies as one of their most important strategic objectives, with an average rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4.
Kable's survey shows that 96% of Finnish enterprises have already made investments in security technologies, and 86% of enterprises are planning to invest in this area in the next two years.
Investments in customer relationship management constitute major proportion of enterprise applications spending in the next two years amongst Finnish enterprises.
Enterprise content management has become a strategic imperative for organisations as a result of exponential rise in volumes of data. Kable's survey reveals that with a penetration rate of 98%, ECM is one of the most widely deployed technologies among Finnish enterprises.
Kable's survey reveals that only 76% of Finnish enterprises have currently invested in mobility technologies. As mobility solutions enable organisations to reduce costs and improve worker's productivity, 76% of Finnish enterprises are planning investments in this technology in the next 24 months.
According to Kable's survey, real-time BI is still at a preliminary stage, as only 29% of enterprises are currently using this tool. However, the growing volume of real-time data and the reduced time for decision-making are driving companies to implement real-time business intelligence systems. Consequently, 47% of respondents plan to invest in such tools in the next 24 months.
Kable expects the demand for identity and access management (IAM) and database security solutions to continue, with 71% of respondents expressing their desire to make investments in these areas in the coming 24 months.
Currently, the deployment of web/video conferencing solutions is the foremost priority for Finnish enterprises. It is evident from the survey that in the next 24 months, 71% of Finnish enterprises will be making additional investments in conferencing solutions.
Green IT and virtualization is emerging as a key area of focus for enterprises in Finland as well, which is reflected in Kable's survey results as 88% of Finnish enterprises are already using such technologies, and a significant proportion of enterprises are planning to make investments in the next two years.
Kable's survey reveals that there has been an increased uptake for all cloud solutions, specifically hybrid cloud. Demand is expected to witness an upward trend, as X% of Finnish enterprises are planning to invest in the hybrid cloud model by the end of 2014 - an increase of X% from its current adoption rate.