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This report presents the findings from a survey of 175 Russian enterprises regarding their Information & Communication Technology (ICT) budgets and staff allocation. The survey investigates how Russian enterprises currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT spend, namely hardware, software, IT services, communications and consulting.

Summary

Why was the report written?
In order to provide a depth of insight into ICT vendors’ and service providers’ potential customers

What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Russian enterprises are looking forward to increasing their ICT spending, or at least maintain it at 2012 levels in 2013.

What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Aided by a stable economic climate, public sector organizations and government agencies are driving the demand for ICT products and services.

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 Budgets. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 170+ ICT decision makers in the Russian market in H2 2012.

Scope

Understand how ICT budgets are set to change in 2013 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 Roubles are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.

Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within Russian organizations.

Gain insight into with whom Russian enterprises plan to spend their ICT Roubles.

Reasons to buy

Enterprise IT spending is anticipated to follow an upward trend driven by demand from small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) and large enterprises alike.

Buoyed by strong local demand Russian businesses are expected to increase their core ICT spending, or at least maintain it at the same levels in 2013.

Russian respondents anticipate that X% of their IT spending in 2013 will be on hardware, software, and communications combined, which is mostly similar to their spending in 2012.

As enterprises look towards hosted data centres and cloud infrastructures as a measure of cost reduction, there is huge scope for technology providers operating in the hosted data centre services, communications and application development domains.

Kable’s recent survey shows that the largest proportion of IT staff members has been resourced on applications and IT infrastructure, as Russian enterprises are focused on the smooth and effective running of their business critical applications.

Key Highlights

SMEs have reported their highest IT spending on software (X% of the total IT budget) and services (X%), while large enterprises have dominated the investments on communications (X%) and consulting (X%).

Russian businesses are increasingly spending with third parties, primarily with technology (product) vendors, and have allocated X% of their total IT budgets to such providers

The recent survey reveals that despite the global economic slowdown putting pressure on IT spending, Russian firms have allocated X% of their software budget to enterprise applications in 2012.

The need for enterprises to integrate their core business applications with customer facing applications and other advanced analytical tools, is driving the demand for new application development & integration and related security services

Russia is still dependent on its legacy fixed and mobile networks, and this is reflected in its investments in fixed voice and mobile voice, which account for an average of X% and X% of total telecom budgets respectively.

Table Of Contents

1 Trends in ICT budgets
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 IT budget changes
1.4 IT budget allocation by core technology area
1.5 IT budget allocation by function
1.6 IT spending by entity
1.7 IT staff distribution
2 Detailed IT budget allocations
2.1 Introduction
2.2 Hardware budget breakdown
2.3 Software budget breakdowns
2.4 Third party IT Services expenditure
2.5 Telecommunications budget
3 Summary
3.1 Russian enterprises backed by strong domestic demand are optimistic about their ICT spending
4 Appendix
4.1 Definitions
4.2 Further reading
4.3 Contact the authors


List of Tables
Table 1: Russian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Table 2: Russian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Table 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Russian enterprises
Table 4: Russian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation in 2012
Table 5: Russian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation in 2013
Table 6: Russian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Table 7: Russian enterprises’ IT budget allocation by entity in 2012
Table 8: Russian enterprises’ IT budget allocation by entity in 2013
Table 9: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Russian enterprises
Table 10: Russian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Table 11: Average allocation of software budgets in the Russian enterprise market
Table 12: Russian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Table 13: Russian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Table 14: Russian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Table 15: Russian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation


List of Figures
Figure 1: Russian enterprise ICT survey industry breakdown
Figure 2: Russian enterprise ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among Russian enterprises
Figure 4: Russian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation in 2012
Figure 5: Russian enterprises’ (external) ICT budget allocation in 2013
Figure 6: Russian enterprises’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2012 and 2013
Figure 7: Russian enterprises’ IT budget allocation by entity in 2012
Figure 8: Russian enterprises’ IT budget allocation by entity in 2013
Figure 9: Average allocation of full-time IT staff members in Russian enterprises
Figure 10: Russian enterprises’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 11: Average allocation of software budgets in the Russian enterprise market
Figure 12: Russian enterprises’ average software budget allocation by technology
Figure 13: Russian enterprises’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 14: Russian enterprises’ average IT consulting services budget allocation
Figure 15: Russian enterprises’ average telecommunications budget allocation

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