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Based on interviews with around 6,275 senior IT executives, Ovum’s ICT Enterprise Insights program answers key questions concerning enterprises’ needs at a country and industry level. This brief focuses on the top findings for the oil & gas industry.


  • Ovum's 2015 ICT Enterprise Insights survey demonstrates how companies in the upstream oil & gas industry are investing in IT to cope with the ongoing global challenge of low crude oil prices.
  • Our survey shows that the Internet of Things will be a top investment priority in upstream oil & gas over the next 18 months.

Features and Benefits

  • Identifies the IT needs of the oil & gas industry globally.
  • Analyzes top findings from Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights program for the oil & gas industry.

Key questions answered

  • What are the top challenges for IT decision-makers in the oil & gas industry over the next 18 months?
  • What are the spending plans of oil & gas enterprises?

Table of contents


  • Catalyst
  • Ovum view
  • Key messages


  • Recommendations for enterprises
  • Recommendations for vendors

Facing harsh conditions, oil & gas companies turn to IT for business optimization

  • The industry plans aggressive investment in IoT
  • Upstream companies will invest more in analytics across the business
  • Technology deployments show a desire in E&P to use IT for maximum strategic advantage

Ovum's ICT Enterprise Insights Program

  • IT and communications insight by line of business


  • Methodology
  • Further reading
  • Author

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