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Introduction

Ovum's 2016 global survey of 7,000+ IT decision-makers gave insight into both budget and business driver trends for information management around the world. This report explores the resulting data, giving insight into the practices that will define big data and analytics over the next five years.

Highlights

  • Globally, there has been a marked increase in information management budget and spending expectations over last year, with strong growth in cloud adoption for SaaS, PaaS, and IaaS.
  • Managing security, identity, and privacy has become the most important IT trend globally, particularly for governments, and there is a global push to consolidate and cleanse this information.
  • The large majority of organizations now consider their progress in exploiting data and analytics across the business as complete, well-advanced, or in-progress.

Features and Benefits

  • Assesses the current growth in budgets and adoption trends in information management and big data technologies.
  • Compares business drivers in information management today with respective historical trends.
  • Analyzes regional and industry differences and trends in the challenge of managing enterprise-wide information management.

Key questions answered

  • How are IT budgets being adjusted to accommodate information management and big data over the next five years?
  • What are the current business drivers for today's information management strategies and purchases?
  • What investments should enterprises and vendors invest in today to adapt to the changing information management landscape?
  • What can organizations do to maximize the value of their data and leverage it in analytics?

Table of contents

Summary

  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages

Recommendations

  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Big Data investment hits its stride worldwide

  • Globally, there is a marked increase this year in information management budget and spending expectations over last year
  • Over the next year, retail banking and telecommunications expect the most marked increases in IT investment plans
  • Shadow IT still poses significant budget strain for most
  • Regions with high shadow IT spend plan to expand IT budgets moving forward
  • Operations is, by far, the department with the highest proportion of shadow IT spend
  • Cloud deployments have now become the norm, with enterprise spend increasing
  • Managing security, identity, and privacy has become the most important IT trend globally, particularly for governments
  • The large majority of organizations now report good progress in exploiting data and analytics across the business
  • Medium-large enterprises now outpace their large peers in the ability to exploit data and analytics
  • Customer strategy, and leverage of customer data, will increasingly differentiate organizations in their success

Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights Program

  • IT and communications insight by line of business

Appendix

  • Methodology
  • Author

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