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Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "ICT Investment Trends In South Africa: Enterprise ICT Spending Patterns Through To The End Of 2015" report to their offering.

This report presents the findings from a survey of 48 South African enterprises regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how South African 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 enterprises are investing in, including security, mobility, green IT & virtualization, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach adopted by enterprises in South Africa to purchase technology. Through the survey, the report aims to provide better insight to ICT vendors and services providers when pitching their solutions to enterprises in South Africa.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:

  • Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2014 in terms of their overall size.
  • Appreciate how IT budgets are allocated across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting.
  • Learn how IT Rands are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management, and the network.
  • Gain an understanding regarding which ICT functions South African enterprises are interested in outsourcing.
  • Identify South African enterprises' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as security, mobility, green IT & virtualization, and cloud computing.
  • Learn about the drivers that are influencing South African enterprises' investments in each technology category.
  • Establish how South African enterprises' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
  • Gain insight into how South African enterprises plan to change their ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
  • Understand the vendor mindshare for various core and advanced technology categories.
  • Provides insight into South African enterprises' preferred buying approaches.
  • Comprehend the business and IT objectives that South African enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies.
  • Understand the factors that are influencing South African enterprises' decision to select an ICT provider.

Key Topics Covered:

1 Trends in ICT budgets

2 ICT investment priorities and vendor mindshare

3 ICT procurement trends

4 Summary

5 Appendix

Companies Mentioned

  • ATandT
  • Amazon web services
  • Apple
  • BT
  • Check Point Microsoft
  • Cisco
  • Dell
  • Deutsche Telekom/T-Systems
  • Google
  • HP
  • IBM
  • McAfee
  • Nokia
  • Oracle
  • Orange
  • RIM
  • RSA (EMC)
  • Rackspace
  • Symantec
  • VMware
  • Verizon
  • Vodafone

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