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Enterprise ICT spending patterns through to the end of 2015


[USPRwire, Wed Jul 09 2014] This report presents the findings from a survey of 121 Middle Eastern enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Middle Eastern enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting.

Key Findings

* Kable's survey of 121 Middle Eastern enterprises highlights that X% of respondents are set to increase their ICT budgets significantly in 2014, which is an increase of X% compared to 2013.
* According to Kable's survey, Middle Eastern enterprises 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%).
* Middle Eastern enterprises are allocating the highest proportion of their software budgets to application lifecycle management (X%) followed by information management (X%) and enterprise applications (X%) in 2013.

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This report presents the findings from a survey of 124 Middle Eastern enterprises regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Middle Eastern 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 business intelligence, communications and collaboration, content management, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in the Middle East to purchase technology. Through Kable's survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in the Middle East.

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 Middle Eastern enterprises are interested in outsourcing.
* Identify Middle Eastern enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as content management, communications and collaboration, business intelligence, and cloud computing.
* Learn about the drivers that are influencing Middle Eastern enterprises' investments in each technology category.
* Establish how Middle Eastern enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.

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