This report presents the findings from a survey of 90 Canadian enterprises regarding their approach to Information & Communication Technology (ICT) procurement. The survey investigates the way that Canadian 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 Canadian 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?
Canadian enterprise IT spending is expected to follow an upward trend after recovering from the macroeconomic debt crisis and their preference towards hosted services is also gaining traction.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Canadian enterprises’ emphasis on cost cutting and improving operational efficiency is fuelling the demand for hosted 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 Procurement. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 90 ICT decision makers in the Canadian market in H2 2012.
Key Features and Benefits
Provides insights into Canadian enterprises’ preferred buying approaches.
Comprehend the business objectives that Canadian enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategy.
Appreciate the IT objectives that Canadian enterprises are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategy.
Understand the factors that are influencing Canadian enterprises’ decision to select an ICT provider.
Understand which organizational roles influence IT purchasing decisions and signing off budgets.
Key Market Issues
The vast majority of Canadian enterprises prefer purchasing technologies directly from suppliers, followed by local and natio