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

ICT investment trends in manufacturing - 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 215 manufacturers regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how manufacturers currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.

Key Findings
- The survey of 215 manufacturers highlights that X% of respondents anticipate an increase in their ICT budgets in 2014, which is an increase of X% compared to 2013.
- According to survey, manufacturers are planning to invest X% of their external ICT budgets in hardware, software, and IT services in 2014, which is more than the combined allocation in 2013 (X%).
- Manufacturers are allocating the highest proportion of their software budgets to enterprise applications (X%) followed by application lifecycle management (X%) and information management (X%) in 2013.

Synopsis
This report presents the findings from a survey of 215 manufacturers regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how manufacturers 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, mobility, and business intelligence. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by manufacturers to purchase technology. Through survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and service providers when pitching their solutions to manufacturers.

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

Reasons To Buy
- This report will help readers to understand how the manufacturers 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 manufacturers.

- The report will provide a detailed breakdown of the opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise application, mobility, and cloud computing).

- Understand the factors that are influencing manufacturers' decision to select an ICT provider.

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


Companies Mentioned

Microsoft, IBM, Oracle, SAP, SAS, Google, Apple, HP, BT, Verizon, Orange, ATandT, Amazon web services, Rackspace, Salesforce.com, Vodafone, Nokia, RIM, Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems

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