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South African businesses remain behind the rest of the world in terms of ICT adoption and use. This gap is due to the lack of high-quality supporting infrastructure and the conservatism of many South African businesses when it comes to ICT adoption.


  • In many ways South African enterprise have a “wait and see” approach to ICT adoption. They will often look at trends in more developed regions before moving from exploration to implementation.

Features and Benefits

  • Analyzes the expected uptake of enterprise ICT services in South Africa.
  • Analyzes of enterprise ICT budget changes and what is driving these changes.

Key questions answered

  • What will be the drivers of enterprise ICT uptake in South Africa in 2015?
  • What ICT budget changes are expected for South African enterprises?

Table of contents


  • In brief
  • Ovum view
  • Recommendations for vendors

The South African enterprise ICT environment

  • The economic impact on enterprise ICT expenditure
  • Infrastructure support fades
  • The ICT regulatory environment becomes more complex
  • New levies and taxes place stress on enterprise ICT budgets

Enterprise ICT strategies

  • Survey findings
  • Business challenges
  • Managing risk is a key ICT goal

Enterprise ICT budgets and investment

  • Budgets remain flat for 2015
  • Enterprise ICT budget technology allocation
  • Enterprise ICT vendor selection

Technology priorities

  • Emphasizing cloud, communications, and mobility
  • Cloud services expenditure on the rise
  • Communications and collaboration
  • Enterprise mobility

ICT enterprise vendor impact

  • Survey findings
  • Cloud vendor perceptions
  • Communication and collaboration vendor perception
  • Mobility vendor perceptions

Enterprise ICT sourcing

  • Survey findings


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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