Even though the pace is sluggish in 2016, European countries are recovering from the economic crisis, as is the case with the Netherlands, which is looking to invest in various ICT domains and disruptive technologies such as the internet of things (IoT) and cloud computing to boost innovation and achieve competitive edge.
Kable's survey finds that Dutch enterprises are planning to increase their hardware expenditure in 2016 in order to adopt and support remote working trends, leading to increased spending on mobile devices, tablets, and smartphones in workplace environments.
The survey also finds that enterprises in the Netherlands are increasing their expenditure on platform as a service (PaaS) and infrastructure as a service (IaaS) in order to provide an agile platform for software development to users and also to handle their in-house infrastructure costs, along with increasing the manageability of operations at disparate locations.
Finally, increasing customer satisfaction remains the most important business objective influencing Dutch enterprises' IT investment strategy, followed by survival, thereby indicating enterprises' need to increase their profit margins and focus on long-term goals in order to operate in a competitive environment.
ICT investment trends in the Netherlands presents the findings from a survey of 80 Dutch enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how Dutch 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 IoT, cloud computing, business intelligence, and communications & collaboration. The survey also highlights the approach to purchasing technology adopted by enterprises in the Netherlands. 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 the Netherlands.
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 Euros in areas such as the networks, applications, service desk, and data centers
Which ICT functions Dutch enterprises are interested in outsourcing
Dutch enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as IoT, cloud computing, business intelligence, and communications & collaboration
Factors that are influencing Dutch enterprises' investments in each technology category
How Dutch enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category
Dutch 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 Dutch enterprises' preferred buying approaches
Business objectives that Dutch enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
Factors that are influencing Dutch enterprises' decisions to select an ICT provider
Reasons To Buy
Understand how the Dutch enterprises ICT landscape is set to change in 2016 to prioritize your target market
Comprehend how ICT Euros are being allocated by Dutch 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 Dutch enterprises
Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (IoT, cloud computing, business intelligence, and communications & collaboration)
Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing Dutch enterprises' decisions when selecting an ICT provider
Understand the changes in customers' priorities and identify the business objectives that Dutch 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 Internet of Things (IoT)
2.1.2 Cloud computing
2.1.3 Business intelligence
2.1.4 Communications & collaboration
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 Dutch enterprises are optimistic about investing in various ICT domains in 2016
5.2 Further reading
5.3 Contact the authors
Figure 1: Dutch enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Dutch enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Dutch enterprises
Figure 4: Dutch enterprises' (external) ICT budget allocation, 2015 and 2016
Figure 5: Dutch enterprises' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in Dutch enterprise market
Figure 7: Dutch enterprises' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Dutch enterprises' average communications expenditure
Figure 9: Dutch enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 10: Dutch enterprises' average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 11: Dutch enterprises' ICT budget allocation by function, 2015 and 2016
Figure 12: Outsourced IT functions-Dutch enterprises' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 13: IoT-Dutch enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: IoT-selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Dutch enterprises
Figure 15: Cloud computing -Dutch enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Cloud computing-selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Dutch enterprises
Figure 17: Business intelligence-Dutch enterprises' current and future investment priorities
Figure 18: Business intelligence-selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Dutch enterprises
Figure 19: Communications & collaboration-Dutch enterprises' current and future investment priorities...
Figure 20: Communications & collaboration-selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among Dutch enterprises
Figure 21: Business objectives which influence Dutch enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 22: Factors influencing Dutch enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 23: Role of key entities in making ICT purchasing decisions
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