The Japanese economy started showing positive signs of development in 2016, recording a rise of 1.7% during Q1 2016, largely driven by the increasing consumption and trade activities. With this backdrop, Japanese enterprises are planning to increase their ICT budget in order to accommodate the latest and most innovative IT infrastructure in their organizations.
Kable's survey shows that Japanese enterprises are heavily using business intelligence technologies like social sentiment analysis and data warehousing to identify new opportunities, build competitive advantage, and sustainability.
The survey also reveals that Japanese enterprises are eagerly spending on hardware domain resulting in increased investment in networking and communications equipment, security devices and desktops/laptops/thin clients.
Furthermore, the survey finds that enterprises in Japan consider outsourcing as an important and feasible option in order to improve their financial position thereby increasing their focus on core enterprise operations.
ICT investment trends in Japan presents the findings from a survey of 90 Japanese enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Japanese 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 that enterprises are investing in, including business intelligence, mobility management, IoT, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach to purchasing technology adopted by enterprises in Japan. Through Kable's survey, the report aims to provide a better insight to ICT vendors and service providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in Japan.
In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
How ICT budgets are set to change in 2016 in terms of their overall size
Allocation across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting
Distribution of ICT money in areas such as the networks, applications, service desk, and data centers
Which ICT functions Japanese enterprises are interested in outsourcing
Japanese enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as business intelligence, mobility management, IoT and cloud computing
Factors that are influencing Japanese enterprises' investments in each technology category
How Japanese enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category
Japanese enterprises' distribution of their ICT budget across various segments within a technology category
Vendor satisfaction ratings for various core and advanced technology categories
Insight into Japanese enterprises' preferred buying approaches
Business and IT objectives that Japanese enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
Factors that are influencing Japanese enterprises' decisions to select an ICT provider
Reasons To Buy
Understand how the Japanese enterprises ICT landscape is set to change in 2016 to prioritize your target market
Comprehend how ICT money are being allocated by Japanese enterprises in specific geographies and size bands to improve your market penetration
Make effective business decisions by recognizing the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications, and consulting)
Realign your sales initiatives by understanding the current strategic objectives of Japanese enterprises
Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (business intelligence, mobility management, IoT, and cloud computing)
Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing Japanese enterprises' decisions when selecting an ICT provider
Understand the changes in customers' priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that Japanese enterprises are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies
1 Trends in ICT budgets
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 ICT budget allocation by core technology area
1.4.1 Hardware budget breakdown
1.4.2 Software budget breakdowns
1.4.3 Third party IT services expenditure
1.4.4 Communications expenditure
1.4.5 Cloud computing budget
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 Outsourced IT functions
2 ICT investment priorities and vendor satisfaction
2.1.1 Business intelligence
2.1.2 Mobility management
2.1.3 Internet of Things (IoT)
2.1.4 Cloud computing
3 ICT procurement trends
3.2 Business objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection
3.4 Key decision maker for purchasing technology
4.1 Amidst positive economic conditions, Japanese enterprises are planning to make significant investments in their ICT infrastructure
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors
Figure 1: Japan enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Japan enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Japanese enterprises
Figure 4: Japanese enterprises' (external) ICT budget allocation, 2015 and 2016
Figure 5: Japanese enterprises' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in Japanese enterprise market
Figure 7: Japanese enterprises' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Japanese enterprises' average communications expenditure
Figure 9: Japanese enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 10: Japanese enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 11: Japanese enterprises' ICT budget allocation by function, 2015 and 2016
Figure 12: Outsourced IT functions-Japanese enterprises' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 13: Business intelligence-Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Business intelligence-selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Japanese enterprises
Figure 15: Mobility management-Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Mobility management-selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Japanese enterprises
Figure 17: IoT-Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 18: IoT-selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Japanese enterprises
Figure 19: Cloud computing-Japanese enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 20: Cloud computing-selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Japanese enterprises
Figure 21: Business objectives which influence Japanese enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 22: Factors influencing Japanese enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 23: Role of key entities in making ICT purchasing decisions
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