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Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing Industry, IT Budget Developments, 2008: An IDC Survey

  • Publication Date:June 2008
  • Publisher:IDC
  • Product Type: Report
  • Pages:28

Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing Industry, IT Budget Developments, 2008: An IDC Survey

This study provides the analysis of results of IDC's Manufacturing Insights' most recent survey carried out in Western Europe.

The survey is based on 284 interviews with discrete manufacturing firms in Germany, France, the U.K., Italy, and Spain.

The aim of this study is to understand how IS budget spending and distribution is developing among discrete manufacturing enterprises in Western Europe, and how it supports the leading business initiatives.

This report is part of a series of studies, which includes:IT vendors' selection criteria and level of satisfactionAnalysis of business solution adoption and investment plans"Despite the ups and downs that the manufacturing industry has been subject to in the past few years, the good news is that, overall, the majority of discrete manufacturing respondents to our surveys foresee an increasingly positive business outlook," said Pierfrancesco Manenti, EMEA research director, Manufacturing Insights. "Nevertheless, the vast majority of the IS budget today is still spent on supporting routine infrastructure upgrades or pure maintenance, rather than supporting new or ongoing initiatives. This picture won't change over the next 12 months, and Manufacturing Insights expects to see a further slight decrease in spending to support new strategic applications."

  • Manufacturing Insights Opinion
  • In This Report
    • Methodology
    • Definitions
    • Survey Respondent Profiles
  • Situation Overview
    • IS Budget: Slight Reluctance to Support New or Ongoing Initiatives
    • IS Budget: Slightly Higher Share to Internal Spending
    • IT Spending Approach: Moderate Level of Confidence in Adopting New IT
  • Future Outlook
    • Business Outlook: Looks Promising
    • Leading Business Initiatives: IT Responsiveness and Efficiency
    • IT Alignment With Business: Improved, Integrated Access to Relevant Information
    • Key Areas of IT Focus
    • IS Budget Evolution: Slight Signs of Recovery
    • Change in Budget Distribution: Decrease in New Initiative Investments
    • Change in External IS Budgets: Growing Opportunities
  • Essential Guidance
    • Actions to Consider
      • For Manufacturers
      • For Technology Vendors
  • Learn More
    • Related Research
    • Synopsis
  • List of Tables
    • Table: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Vertical Market Quotas
    • Table: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Company Size Quotas
    • Table: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Number of Completes by Country
    • Table: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Survey Respondents Profile by Job Title and Subvertical Market
    • Table: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Expected Change in IS Operating Budget in the Next 12 Months by Spending Area and Subvertical Market
  • List of Figures
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Current Distribution of IS Operating Budget Among Spending Areas by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Current Distribution of IS Operating Budget Among Spending Areas by Country
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Current Distribution of IS Operating Budget Between Internal and External Spending, by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Current Distribution of IS Operating Budget Between Internal and External Spending, by Country (% of IS Budget)
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing Industry, Approach To IT by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, 12-Month Outlook by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, 12-Month Business Outlook by Country
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Leading Business Initiatives to Support IT Decisions
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, IT Organization's Improvements to Support the Business for the Next 12 Months
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, IT Organizations' Improvements to Support the Business for the Next 12 Months, by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Main Areas of Organizations' IT Focus During the Next 12 Months
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Expected Change in IS Operating Budget in the Next 12 Months, by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Expected Change in IS Operating Budget in the Next 12 Months
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Expected Change in IS Operating Budget in the Next 12 Months by Spending Area
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Expected Change in the Next 12 Months in the Share of External Spending by Subvertical
    • Figure: Western Europe, Discrete Manufacturing, Expected Change in the Next 12 Months in the Share of External Spending
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