|By PR Newswire||
|February 5, 2014 02:35 PM EST||
LONDON, Feb. 5, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Reportbuyer.com just published a new market research report:
This report presents the findings from a survey of 197 Chinese enterprises regarding their approach to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) procurement. The survey investigates the way that Chinese enterprises like to purchase technology, as well as the major IT and business objectives influencing their IT investment strategies.
Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
To highlight the criteria on which Chinese enterprises select their IT providers as well as the roles which have influence while making IT purchasing decisions.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Chinese enterprises have an optimistic approach towards IT investments, and their preference towards hosted services is also gaining traction.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Amidst the economic uncertainty, Chinese enterprises are constantly looking for ways to save time and reduce costs which is driving the demand for hosted services as they aid flexibility, provide ease of management, and offer cost savings.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
Kable Global ICT Intelligence has invested significant resources in order to interview CIOs and IT managers about their IT Procurement. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 190+ ICT decision makers in the Chinese market in H2 2012.
Key Features and Benefits
Provides insights into Chinese enterprises' preferred buying approaches.
Comprehend the business objectives that Chinese enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategy.
Appreciate the IT objectives that Chinese enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategy.
Understand the factors that are influencing Chinese enterprises' decision to select an ICT provider.
Understand which organisational roles influence IT purchasing decisions and signing off budgets.
Key Market Issues
Kable believes that newly established companies are likely to leverage hosted services, as they help achieve operational efficiency.
Kable's survey illustrates that raising efficiency is the primary business objective influencing IT investment strategy amongst Chinese enterprises, with the highest average rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4.
Chinese enterprises prefer to select ICT vendors capable of providing innovative technology along with adequate functional experience to meet their requirements.
CEOs in Chinese enterprises have the ultimate authority in making major decisions, as they have greater visibility across the enterprise with an understanding of the core processes, and the organisational hierarchy ultimately dictates a centralization of decision making.
The ICT infrastructure environment is somewhat complex for the majority of Chinese enterprises.
Kable's survey data indicates that 51% of Chinese enterprises prefer to procure technology directly from suppliers, followed by through local resellers and national resellers.
In a highly competitive business environment like China, customer satisfaction has a direct impact on enterprise revenues, and is one of the key requirements to ensure competitiveness in the market. Therefore, the objective of increasing customer satisfaction is rated X on the scale of 1 to 4.
IT certainly plays a major role in the formulation of Chinese enterprises' business strategies and is vital for effective operational management, as is evident from the survey with the majority of Chinese enterprises stating that the motive behind their IT investments is to better demonstrate the value of IT to their business.
Vendors offering certainty that they will be in place to provide support and maintenance relating to their technologies in the future are also preferred in China. Therefore, financial stability is assigned an average ratings of X.
The survey reveals that 39% of respondents are using a reasonably standards-based ICT infrastructure (with most of the ICT environment being standards based), whilst very few enterprises, as few as 6% of the respondents, state that their ICT infrastructure is entirely standards based, where a small number of interoperable vendor solutions are used.
1 Enterprise ICT investment trends
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 ICT investment priorities
2 ICT procurement trends
2.2 Purchasing channels
2.3 Business objectives influencing IT investment strategy
2.4 IT objectives influencing IT investment strategy
2.5 ICT provider selection
2.7 Complexity of the ICT infrastructure environment
3.1 With ICT investment showing positive momentum, vendors offering innovative and disruptive technologies will be preferred by Chinese enterprises
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors
List of Tables
Table 1: Chinese enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Chinese enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Chinese enterprises
Table 4: Chinese enterprises' current and future investment priorities across technology categories
Table 5: Chinese enterprises' preferred approach to buying technologies
Table 6: Business objectives which influence Chinese enterprises' IT investment strategy
Table 7: IT objectives which influence Chinese enterprises' IT investment strategy
Table 8: Factors influencing Chinese enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
Table 9: Influence of organizational roles in making ICT purchasing decisions and signing off budgets
Table 10: Complexity of ICT infrastructure in Chinese enterprises
List of Figures
Figure 1: Chinese enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Chinese enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Chinese enterprises
Figure 4: Chinese enterprises' current and future investment priorities across technology categories
Figure 5: Chinese enterprises' preferred approach to buying technologies
Figure 6: Business objectives which influence Chinese enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 7: IT objectives which influence Chinese enterprises' IT investment strategy
Figure 8: Factors influencing Chinese enterprises' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 9: Influence of organizational roles in making ICT purchasing decisions and signing off budgets
Figure 10: Complexity of the ICT infrastructure in Chinese enterprises
Read the full report:
ICT procurement trends in China - Enterprise ICT investment plans to 2013
DevOps Summit 2015 New York, co-located with the 16th International Cloud Expo - to be held June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY - announces that it is now accepting Keynote Proposals. The widespread success of cloud computing is driving the DevOps revolution in enterprise IT. Now as never before, development teams must communicate and collaborate in a dynamic, 24/7/365 environment. There is no time to wait for long development cycles that produce software that is obsolete...
Dec. 18, 2014 06:45 PM EST Reads: 798
“DevOps is really about the business. The business is under pressure today, competitively in the marketplace to respond to the expectations of the customer. The business is driving IT and the problem is that IT isn't responding fast enough," explained Mark Levy, Senior Product Marketing Manager at Serena Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 18, 2014 06:00 PM EST Reads: 1,088
“We help people build clusters, in the classical sense of the cluster. We help people put a full stack on top of every single one of those machines. We do the full bare metal install," explained Greg Bruno, Vice President of Engineering and co-founder of StackIQ, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at 15th Cloud Expo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 18, 2014 02:30 PM EST Reads: 780
The cloud is becoming the de-facto way for enterprises to leverage common infrastructure while innovating and one of the biggest obstacles facing public cloud computing is security. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Jeff Aliber, a global marketing executive at Verizon, discussed how the best place for web security is in the cloud. Benefits include: Functions as the first layer of defense Easy operation –CNAME change Implement an integrated solution Best architecture for addressing network-l...
Dec. 18, 2014 02:00 PM EST Reads: 836
Mobile commerce traffic is surpassing desktop, yet less than 20% of sales in the U.S. are mobile commerce sales. In his session at 15th Cloud Expo, Dan Franklin, Segment Manager, Commerce, at Verizon Digital Media Services, defined mobile devices and discussed how next generation means simplification. It means taking your digital content and turning it into instantly gratifying experiences.
Dec. 18, 2014 12:00 PM EST Reads: 991
“In the past year we've seen a lot of stabilization of WebRTC. You can now use it in production with a far greater degree of certainty. A lot of the real developments in the past year have been in things like the data channel, which will enable a whole new type of application," explained Peter Dunkley, Technical Director at Acision, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4–6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 18, 2014 11:30 AM EST Reads: 856
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
Dec. 18, 2014 11:00 AM EST Reads: 2,098
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:30 AM EST Reads: 1,829
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:30 AM EST Reads: 2,230
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela. Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:30 AM EST Reads: 1,783
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:15 AM EST Reads: 2,061
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,873
ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
Dec. 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,820
SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the...
Dec. 18, 2014 10:00 AM EST Reads: 1,628