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(M2 PressWIRE Via Acquire Media NewsEdge) This report presents the findings from a survey of 128 energy companies regarding their approach to Information and Communications Technology (ICT) procurement. The survey investigates the way that energy companies like to purchase technology, as well as the major IT and business objectives influencing their IT investment strategies.
Why was the report written?
To highlight the criteria on which energy companies select their ICT providers as well as the roles which have influence while making ICT purchasing decisions.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
As energy companies face several legal and regulatory compliance issues, the sector is witnessing a slow adoption of cloud computing. However, hosted deployments are set to gain momentum in the coming months amongst energy companies.
What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Energy companies are gradually moving towards hosted deployment as they realise the benefits this approach brings including flexibility, scalability, and cost savings.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
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 120+ ICT decision makers in the energy industry in H2 2012.
- The survey shows that energy companies favour purchasing technologies directly from suppliers, with the majority of respondents preferring this purchasing channel. While 28% of energy companies prefer purchasing technologies from local resellers, only 17% of respondents are showing an interest in procurement from national resellers.
- The survey shows that increasing customer satisfaction comes out as the second most important business objective for energy companies, with an average rating of X on the same scale.
- Energy companies are also focusing on aligning IT with business goals with average rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4, as it leads to streamlined operations and improved efficiencies.
- Energy companies assign equal importance to the selection factors including specific functionality expertise/depth and expertise in the industry, giving these factors a rating of X out of 4.
- The survey reveals that energy companies rate the CIO/IT department as the most influential authority when making ICT purchasing decisions, with the highest average rating of X on a scale of 1 to 4.
Spanning over 26 pages, 10 Tables and 10 Figures, "ICT Procurement trends in Energy - Enterprise ICT investment plans" report covering the Enterprise ICT investment trends, ICT procurement trends, Summary and Appendix.
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