United Kingdom ICT procurement market: Increased investment in cloud computing during 2013

Press Release   •   Feb 20, 2013 12:03 GMT

The United Kingdom ICT procurement market is expected to see increased spending during 2013, despite the economic uncertainty throughout Europe. Factors driving investment in the United Kingdom ICT procurement market include an increase in investment in core technology, such as security, enterprise applications and content management.

Cloud computing is a major technology which will see increased investment during the 2013-14 period. This will be driven by the need to lower costs and complexity, and the ease of use that cloud computing enables. Demand for hosted applications is also expected to gain ground in the coming year, with enterprises focused on a continuous reduction of costs throughout the economic uncertainty.

This report presents the findings from a survey of 136 UK enterprises regarding their approach to Information and Communication Technology (ICT) procurement. The survey investigates the way that UK enterprises like to purchase technology, as well as the major IT and business objectives influencing their IT investment strategies.

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