ICT Investment Trends In Education


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Summary
Within educational institutions, technology is rapidly playing a central role in a students education. New technologies are being developed, which when used in an educational system can provide teachers and students with a more accessible and improved educational curriculum.

Key Findings
- Kables survey shows how key budgets are allocated for educational institutions, covering core technologies such as hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.
-Considering hardware investment trends, network equipment is the main technology area leading to investments that provide students with virtual learning environments (VLE) and improve institutions connectivity capabilities. With software, the need to support new creative and interactive methods of teaching are the key factors influencing spending.
-Network upgrades appear to be a common theme throughout budget plans, with network services being the area experiencing the most spending within telecommunications budgets. Privacy and security services is the most important area of spend within the IT services budget, primarily determined by the need to expand organizations network and connectivity capabilities whilst ensuring security and the protection of data.

Synopsis
ICT investment trends in education presents the findings from a survey of 124 educational institutions regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how institutions 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 institutions are investing in, including enterprise applications, security products, IoT, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach to purchasing technology adopted by educational institutions. Through Kables survey, the report aims to provide a better insight to ICT vendors and service providers when pitching their solutions to educational institutions. The report focuses educational institutions ICT expenditure trends for specific business areas and technologies, identifying the top three IT projects, and understanding the business challenges faced by institutions.

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 educational institutions are interested in outsourcing
- Educational institutions investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, security products, IoT, and cloud computing
- Factors that are influencing educational institutions investments in each technology category
- How educational institutions IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category
- Educational institutions distribution of their ICT budget across various segments within a technology category
- Vendor satisfaction ratings for various core and advanced technology categories
- Insight into educational institutions preferred buying approaches
- Business objectives that educational institutions are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
- Factors that are influencing educational institutions decisions to select an ICT provider

ReasonsToBuy
- Understand how the educational institutions ICT landscape is set to change in 2016 to prioritize your target market
- Comprehend how ICT money are being allocated by educational institutions 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 educational institutions
- Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise applications, security products, IoT, and cloud computing)
- Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing educational institutions decisions when selecting an ICT provider
- Understand the changes in customers priorities and identify the business objectives that educational institutions are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies

Table of Contents
1 Trends in ICT budgets
1.1 Introduction
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 breakdown
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 Introduction
2.1.1 Enterprise applications
2.1.2 Security products
2.1.3 IoT
2.1.4 Cloud computing
3 ICT procurement trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Business objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection
3.4 Key decision maker for purchasing technology
4 Sector-specific trends
4.1 Introduction
4.2 IT expenditure plans for specific technology areas
4.3 Technology areas receiving the largest investments
4.4 Business challenges
5 Summary
5.1 Technology holds a vital role within a classroom providing a more interactive educational experience
6 Appendix
6.1 Definitions
6.2 Further reading
6.3 Contact the authors

List of Figures
Figure 1: Educational institutions - ICT survey geographic breakdown
Figure 2: Educational institutions - ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among educational institutions
Figure 4: Educational institutions' (external) ICT budget allocation, 2015 and 2016
Figure 5: Educational institutions' average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in educational institutions
Figure 7: Educational institutions' average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Educational institutions' average communications expenditure
Figure 9: Educational institutions' average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 10: Educational institutions' average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 11: Educational institutions' ICT budget allocation by function, 2015 and 2016
Figure 12: Outsourced IT functions - Educational institutions' current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 13: Enterprise applications - Educational institutions' current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Enterprise applications - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among educational institutions
Figure 15: Security products - Educational institutions' current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Security products - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among educational institutions
Figure 17: IoT - Educational institutions' current and future investment priorities
Figure 18: IoT - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among educational institutions
Figure 19: Cloud computing - Educational institutions' current and future investment priorities
Figure 20: Cloud computing - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among educational institutions
Figure 21: Business objectives which influence educational institutions' IT investment strategy
Figure 22: Factors influencing educational institutions' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 23: Role of key entities in making ICT purchasing decisions
Figure 24: IT expenditure plans in 2016 compared to 2015, for specific technology categories within educational institutions
Figure 25: Top three IT projects in 2016 for educational institutions
Figure 26: Importance of the following business challenges for educational institutions