2013-12-09 10:27:33 - New Software research report from Strategic Defence Intelligence is now available from Fast Market Research
This report presents the findings from a survey of 164 educational institutions regarding their Information and Communications Technology (ICT) investment priorities. The survey investigates the core technologies which educational institutions are investing in, including the likes of enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications and collaboration, and Cloud Computing.
Introduction and Landscape
Why was the report written?
In order to provide deeper insights into educational institutions' ICT investment priorities and strategic objectives.
What is the current market landscape and what is changing?
Educational institutions are realising the vital role that technology plays in imparting quality learning. Kable's survey reveals that institutions are planning to increase their ICT budgets in 2013 primarily with the objective of improving security
and privacy and enhancing collaboration and data management.
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What are the key drivers behind recent market changes?
Educational institutions are not only looking to introduce systems which cater better to students but also to broaden the technology competencies of their teaching staff.
What makes this report unique and essential to read?
Kable Global ICT Intelligence has invested significant resources in order to interview CIOs and IT managers about their IT investment priorities. Very few IT analyst houses will have interviewed 160+ ICT decision makers in education sector in H2 2012.
Key Features and Benefits
Recognize educational institutions' strategic objectives with regards to their ICT investments.
Identify educational institutions' investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as enterprise applications, security, mobility, communications and collaboration, and Cloud Computing, etc.
Learn about the drivers that are influencing educational institutions' investments in each technology category.
Establish how educational institutions' IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category.
Gain insight into how educational institutions' plan to change their ICT budget allocations across various segments within a technology category.
Key Market Issues
Trends such as mobile and online learning, which require institutions to open up their networks to external devices, are making them more vulnerable and explain institutions' focus on strengthening their IT security infrastructure. It is clear from the survey that 98% of educational institutions already invested in security technologies.
Educational institutions are investing in content management technologies which help them to manage the huge amount of digital content generated by the stakeholders. The adoption of content management is high amongst educational institutions, with a current penetration rate of 93%.
Institutions under pressure to ensure that they offer facilities that appeal to new generation learners as well as part time/work based learners. This is illustrated in Kable's survey which shows that institutions are spending widely on mobile device management and mobile application development.
A major portion of IT staff's time within educational institutions goes on the maintenance and management of existing systems and applications. Hence, IT systems management is one of the top investment priorities for educational institutions, with a high average penetration rate of 94%.
Educational institutions are looking to shrink their carbon footprint, opting for solutions that work by saving energy through the use of low-power consuming components and efficient systems design, by monitoring and scheduling power consumption to avoid waste, and by downsizing and using equipment that cuts additional energy usage on cooling equipment.
According to Kable's survey, enterprise applications such as HR management and financials are currently the most popular amongst educational institutions, with penetration rates of 70% and 59% respectively.
Kable's survey finds investments in data warehousing and analytical solutions is expected to continue, with 45% and 42% of educational institutions respectively planning to invest here in the next two years.
The introduction of mobile and online learning systems entails educational institutions to open up their networks and infrastructure to student owned devices, thereby requiring them to prioritise their investments in security and authentication systems. The uptake of network security and IAM technologies is anticipated to be high in large educational institutions over the next two years.
Kable's survey shows that institutions are keen to invest in mobile device management (MDM), with 70% of respondents already operating with such solutions in place, and 55% planning investments here in the next two years.
Kable's survey indicates that cloud computing is fast emerging as a preferred technology investment domain for educational institutions, driven by underlying benefits such as increased agility and scalability, and lower total cost of ownership. 62% of educational institutions acknowledge currently subscribing to one or more form of cloud services, SaaS, IaaS, PaaS, private or hybrid cloud.
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