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ICT investment trends in education - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015

ICT investment trends in education - 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 192 educational institutions regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how educational institutions 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 educational institutions are increasing their investment in ICT hardware and services by (X%), compared to 2013, and reach (X%) and (X%) respectively in 2014.
• In 2014, X% of educational institutions are planning to increase their overall ICT expenditure (both slightly and significantly) in various ICT training programs for teaching staff.
• The IT project of refreshing PCs has been assigned the highest investment priority, as X% of respondents are considering it as one of the top three IT projects for educational institutions in 2014.

Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 192 educational institutions regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how educational institutions 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 institutions are investing in, including mobility, communication & collaboration, and cloud computing.  The survey also highlights the approach adopted by educational institutions to purchase technology. Through survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to educational institutions.

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 educational institutions are interested in outsourcing.
• Identify educational institutions’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as mobility, communication & collaboration, and cloud computing. 
• Learn about the drivers that are influencing educational institutions’ in each technology category.
• Establish how educational institutions’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
• Gain insight into how educational institutions 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 educational institutions’ preferred buying approaches.
• Comprehend the business and IT objectives that educational institutions are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies. 
• Understand the factors that are influencing educational institutions’ decision to select an ICT provider.

Reasons To Buy
• This report will help readers to understand how education 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 educational institutions.
• The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (mobility, communication & collaboration, and cloud computing).
• Understand the factors that are influencing educational institutions’ decision to select an ICT provider.
• Gain a view as to the business and IT objectives educational institutions are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies."

Companies Mentioned
Alcatel-Lucent, Amazon web services, Apple, ATandT, Avaya, BT, Cisco, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems, Google, HP, IBM, Microsoft, Nokia, Orange, Rackspace, RIM, Salesforce.com, SAP (Sybase), Siemens, Singtel, Telefonica/O2,Telstra,Verizon,Vodafone

To access full report with TOC, please visit ICT investment trends in education - Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015.