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ICT investment trends in medium-sized enterprises - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015

ICT investment trends in medium-sized enterprises - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015 is a new market research publication announced by Reportstack. This report presents the findings from a survey of 1,057 medium-sized enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how medium-sized enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings
- The survey shows that medium-sized enterprises are allocating maximum proportion (X%) of their ICT budget to in 2014.
- In 2014, X% of medium-sized enterprises are planning to increase their ICT expenditure in IT services, compared to (X%) in 2013.
- The survey reveals that while X% of organizations favor buying technologies directly from suppliers, X% prefer to buy them from local resellers.

Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 1,057 medium-sized enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how medium-sized enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

The report illustrates the core technologies enterprises are investing in, including enterprise applications, business intelligence, communications and collaboration, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by medium-sized enterprises to purchase technology. Through survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to medium-sized enterprises.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
- Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2014 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 money is being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
- Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions medium-sized enterprises are interested in outsourcing.
- Identify medium-sized enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, business intelligence, communications and collaboration, and cloud computing. 
- Learn about the drivers that are influencing medium-sized enterprises' in each technology category.
- Establish how medium-sized enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
- Gain insight into how medium-sized enterprises plan to change their ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
- Understand the vendor mindshare for various core and advanced technology categories.
- Provides insight into medium-sized enterprises' preferred buying approaches.
- Comprehend the business and IT objectives that medium-sized enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies. 
- Understand the factors that are influencing medium-sized enterprises' decision to select an ICT provider.

Reasons To Buy
- This report will help readers to understand how the medium-sized enterprises' ICT landscape is set to change in 2014.

- Gain a view as to how ICT money is being allocated in your target audience.

- The report covers a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications and consulting.)

- The report will help users to gain a view of the current strategic objectives of medium-sized enterprises.

- The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise applications, business intelligence, communications and collaboration, and cloud computing).

- Understand the factors that are influencing medium-sized enterprises' decision to select an ICT provider.

- Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives medium-sized enterprises are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies.


Companies Mentioned

Amazon web services, Alcatel-Lucent, ATandT, Avaya, BT, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems, Telefonica/O2, Telstra, Google, IBM, Information Builders, Microsoft, Microstrategy, Open source BI, Oracle, Orange, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, SAP, SAS, Siemens, SingTel, Tibco Spotfire, Verizon, Vodafone

Complete report available @ ICT investment trends in medium-sized enterprises - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015.