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Business Strategy: ICT Budget Development Survey in Western Europe
Process Manufacturing

  • Publication Date:October 2009
  • Publisher:IDC
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:33

Business Strategy: ICT Budget Development Survey in Western Europe Process Manufacturing

This study analyzes the results of IDC Manufacturing Insights' most recent survey carried out in Western Europe in 2009. The survey is based on 110 interviews at firms operating across Germany, the U.K., France, Italy, and Spain.

In particular, we analyze in this report the asset-oriented value chain (AOVC), which comprises manufacturers of base materials produced at asset-intensive facilities working in sectors such as fabricated metal, furniture, leather, wood products, chemicals or petroleum refining, primary metals, pulp/paper, rubber and plastic, stone, clay, glass, concrete, tobacco, textiles, pharmaceuticals and biotechnology, and other process manufacturing companies.

This study clarifies how overall ICT budgets are changing, which line items will increase or decrease, and business managers' and CIOs' priorities. It also shows how managers across Europe are responding differently to the recession.

This report is part of a series of reports, which include:IT vendor selection criteria and level of satisfactionAnalysis of business solution adoption and investment plans"The recession has punctured business confidence. Cutting IT costs is a top priority, budgets, including budgets for maintenance spending, are under pressure, and users are focusing on projects that deliver rapid payback," said Pierfrancesco Manenti, EMEA research director, Manufacturing Insights. "However, despite the gloom, the process manufacturing industry is one of the largest IT spenders in Western Europe. It continues to offer large opportunities to those IT vendors that offer the appropriate solutions in the current climate."

  • Manufacturing Insights Opinion
  • In This Report
  • Situation Overview
    • Process Manufacturing Industry Cautious in Investing in New or Ongoing Initiatives
    • Budget Equally Split Between Internal and External Spending
  • Future Outlook
    • Western European AOVC Confidence Remains Positive
    • Leading Business Initiatives Affecting IT: Sales, Business Performance Monitoring, and Sensitive Data Privacy
    • Key Objectives: Lower Cost of IT
    • Key Areas of IT Focus
    • ICT Budget Cuts Expected
    • Budget Allocations: Steady as She Goes
    • Austere Outlook for External ICT Suppliers
  • Essential Guidance
    • Actions to Consider
      • For Manufacturers
      • For Technology Vendors
        • Methodology
      • Survey Respondent Profiles
  • Learn More
    • Related Research
    • Synopsis
  • List of Tables
    • Table: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Expected Change in ICT Operating Budget in the Next 12 Months by Spending Area and Subvertical Market
    • Table: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Vertical Market Quotas
    • Table: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Company Size Quotas
    • Table: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Number of Completes by Country
    • Table: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Survey Respondent Profile by Job Title and Subvertical Market
  • List of Figures
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Current Distribution of ICT Operating Budget Among Spending Areas by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Current Distribution of ICT Operating Budget Among Spending Areas by Country
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Current Distribution of ICT Operating Budget Between Internal and External Spending by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Current Distribution of ICT Operating Budget Between Internal and External Spending by Country
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, 12-Month Outlook by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, 12-Month Business Outlook by Country
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Leading Business Initiatives to Support IT Decisions
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, IT Organization Improvements to Support the Business for the Next 12 Months
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, IT Organization Improvements to Support the Business for the Next 12 Months, by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Main Areas of Organization's IT Focus in the Next 12 Months
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Expected Change in ICT Operating Budget in the Next 12 Months, by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Expected Change in ICT Operating Budget in the Next 12 Months
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Expected Change in ICT Operating Budget in the Next 12 Months by Spending Area
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Expected Change in the Next 12 Months in the Share of External Spending by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Asset-Oriented Value Chain, Expected Change in the Next 12 Months in the Share of External Spending by Country
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