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.
Kables 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 Kables 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
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