Germany Enterprise ICT Investment Trends and Future Outlook by Segments Hardware, Software, IT Services and Network and Communications

Pages: 61 Published: August 10, 2022 Report Code: GD0410CI

According to GlobalData’s Germany enterprise ICT investment trends report 2022, most of the enterprises from the country have increased their ICT budget for 2022 with more than 55% of respondents from our recent survey claiming the same. In contrast, a relatively low proportion of enterprises have trimmed their ICT budget for 2022 compared to previous year.

The Germany enterprise ICT investment trends report 2022 summarizes key findings from the GlobalData’s ICT customer insight survey carried out in H1-2022. It reveals how the overall ICT budgets and their allocations towards various business functions and spending areas, have changed for enterprises in the country in 2022 when compared to 2021. The report also discusses the change in ICT budget allocations for digital transformation enabling technologies like AI and ML, internet of things (IoT), automation/RPA and edge computing among enterprises in 2022 as compared to 2021.  It sheds focus on the change in ICT budget allocations across 30 IT hardware, software, and service categories. The report also gives an indication of ICT opportunities in Germany with forward-looking insights on enterprise spending priorities for over 100 ICT product and service sub-categories over next two years.

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Germany Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations - 2022 vs 2021

The report reveals how total ICT budgets of enterprises in the country have changed from 2021 to 2022 and how it compares to the change in ICT budget seen from 2020 to 2021.

Annual Change in Enterprise ICT Budget Allocation in Germany

Annual Change in Enterprise ICT Budget Allocation in Germany

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Majority of the enterprises in Germany have increased their ICT budget for 2022 compared to the previous year

According to GlobalData’s survey, majority of respondents from Germany claimed that there will be a slight increase (1% to 6%) in their enterprise ICT budget for 2021-22 compared to 2020-21. Additionally, there were also a decent number of respondents who claimed that there has been a significant increase (>6%) in their ICT budgets

The report also discusses the level of change in enterprise ICT budget allocation in 2022 compared to previous year by:

  • Key spending areas
  • Key business functions

Germany Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations by ICT Infrastructure Spending Areas – 2022 vs 2021

According to GlobalData’s survey, the largest increase in the share of enterprise ICT budget in Germany is recorded in software and network and communication. The report shows how enterprises in Germany have changed their total ICT budget allocation across the following ICT infrastructure spending areas in 2022 compared to 2021.

  • Hardware
  • Software
  • ICT services
  • Consulting
  • Network and communication
  • Internal development & maintenance (Internal costs)
  • Others

Annual Change in Distribution of Enterprise ICT Spending, By ICT Products/Services in 2022

Annual Change in Distribution of Enterprise ICT Spending, By ICT Products/Services in 2022

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Germany Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations by Key Business Functions – 2022 vs 2021

According to GlobalData’s survey, ICT budget allocations across most of the business functions have seen an increase among Germany’s enterprises, except for human resources & legal and finance & accounting function, for which the budget allocation has mostly remained unchanged in 2022 compared to 2021. The report shows how enterprises in Germany have changed the distribution of ICT budget allocation across the following business functions in 2022 compared to 2021.

  • Production, Procurement & Operations
  • Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations
  • Finance & Accounting
  • Research & Development
  • Human Resources & Legal

Annual Change in Enterprise ICT Budget Distribution in Germany, By Key Business Functions, 2022

Annual Change in Enterprise ICT Budget Distribution in Germany, By Key Business Functions, 2022

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Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations by Type of ICT Project – 2021 & 2022

According to GlobalData’s survey, there has been a considerable growth in enterprise budgets for both new ICT projects as well as for maintenance of existing ICT systems and applications among the Germany’s enterprises. The report shows by what proportion enterprises in Germany have changed the budget allocation for “existing ICT systems and applications” and “New ICT projects” in 2022 compared to 2021

Change in Enterprise ICT Budget Allocation: Existing Systems vs New ICT Projects – 2022

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Germany Enterprise Digital Transformation Budget Allocations – 2021 vs 2022

According to GlobalData’s survey, there is an overall increase in the share of the ICT budget allocated towards digital transformation in 2022 compared to 2021. The Germany enterprise ICT investment data highlights the change in percentage of enterprises’ ICT budget that would be allocated for digital transformation in 2022 as compared to 2021 and offers breakdown of the budget allocation change by following digital transformation areas.

  • Artificial intelligence & Machine Learning
  • Automation/RPA
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Edge Computing
  • Others

Enterprise ICT Budget Allocation for Digital Transformation, 2021 vs 2022

Enterprise ICT Budget Allocation for Digital Transformation, 2021 vs 2022

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Segment ICT Budget Allocation Trends – 2022 vs 2021

The report offers segmental budget allocation trends across 33 ICT products and services covering hardware, software, IT consulting, managed IT services, and network & communications segments.

According to GlobalData’s survey, the enterprise budget allocation across most of the hardware categories among Germany’s enterprises have witnessed a relatively flat to moderate growth in 2022 compared to 2021”.

Annual Change in Germany Enterprise Hardware Budget Allocations

Annual Change in Germany Enterprise Hardware Budget Allocations

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The survey also reveals heightened focus on enterprise IT security in Germany. For instance, the survey data on Germany enterprise software budget allocation indicates more enterprises confirming increase in software budget for security than other categories in 2022 compared to 2021. In a similar vein, Germany enterprise ICT services budget allocation points towards increased allocation on security & privacy services in 2022 as compared to 2021 as per the survey data.

Besides Hardware, we also provide this level of information for

  • Software
  • IT Services
  • Consulting
  • Network & communication

Enterprise ICT Technology Spending Priorities in Germany – Future Outlook

The report offers forward looking insights on ICT spending priorities of enterprises in Germany across 140 technology areas within the following 18 categories:

  • Communication & Collaboration
  • Enterprise Network
  • Security
  • Storage
  • Edge Computing
  • Client Computing
  • Servers
  • Cloud Computing
  • Enterprise Mobility
  • Internet of Things (IoT)
  • Data and Analytics
  • Business Process Applications
  • IT Management
  • Application Development & Management
  • Data Center and Hosting
  • Business Process Outsourcing
  • Consulting and Integration Services
  • Outsourcing

Germany Enterprise Cloud Computing Investment Priority – Now vs Next Two Years

Largest number of the respondents claimed that their enterprises will invest in ‘private cloud’ in the next two years closely followed by the number of respondents confirming their plans to invest in ‘managed cloud services’. Furthermore, among the public cloud computing services, largest number of the respondents confirmed their plans to invest on IaaS.

Cloud Computing Technology Investment Priority – Current vs Next Two Years

Cloud Computing Technology Investment Priority – Current vs Next Two Years

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Germany Enterprise ICT Investment Trends Overview

Analysis Period 2021-2022
Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations and Outlook Business Functions, Key Spending Areas (ICT Products & Services), and Existing vs New Systems
Key ICT Infrastructure Budget Allocation Areas Hardware, Software, ICT Services, Consulting, Network and Communication, Internal Development & Maintenance (Internal Costs), and

Others

Key Business Functions Production, Procurement & Operations, Sales, Marketing and Customer Relations, Finance & Accounting, Research & Development, and Human Resources & Legal
Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations on Cloud Computing Overall Cloud Computing Budget Allocation
Cloud Implementation Type Public Cloud, Private Cloud, Hybrid Cloud, Managed Cloud, Cloud Management Platform
Public Cloud Computing Budget Allocation LaaS, PaaS, SaaS
Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations on Digital Transformation Overall Digital Transformation Budget Allocation
Key Digital Transformation Areas Artificial Intelligence & Machine Learning,  Automation/RPA, IoT, Edge Computing and Others
Segment ICT Budget Allocations Hardware, Software, IT Consulting, Managed IT Services, Network & Communications,
Enterprise Technology Priorities and Spending Preferences Communication & Collaboration, Enterprise Network, Security, Storage, Edge Computing, Client Computing, Servers, Cloud Computing, Enterprise Mobility, Internet of Things (IoT), Data and Analytics, Business Process Applications, IT Management, Application Development & Management, Data Center and Hosting, Business Process Outsourcing, Consulting and Integration Services, and Outsourcing

Germany Enterprise ICT Investment Trends Report Scope

The survey-based report provides an overview of the following –

  • Enterprise ICT Budget Allocations – 2021 vs 2022: Overview of survey findings regarding changes in the enterprise ICT budget allocations in 2022 compared to the previous year overall and across key spending areas, business functions, and existing vs new systems.
  • Cloud & Digital Transformation Budget Allocations – 2022 vs 2021: Overview of survey findings regarding changes in the enterprise ICT budget allocations in 2022 compared to the previous year across cloud computing implementation, public cloud computing, digital transformation, and disruptive technologies.
  • Segment ICT Budget Allocations – 2022 vs 2021: Overview of survey findings regarding enterprise changes in ICT budget allocations 2022 compared to 2021 across the key ICT segments including software, hardware, IT consulting, managed IT services, and network & communications.
  • Future Outlook – Enterprise Technology Priorities: Overview of survey findings on enterprise investment priority for key technologies in current vs next two years
  • The survey was conducted in H1 2022 via an online methodology, with respondents all having ICT decision maker responsibility (typically CIOs and IT Managers). GlobalData plans to repeat the survey in H1 2023, to monitor ICT budget changes on an ongoing basis.

Reasons to Buy

  • This survey report offers a thorough, forward-looking analysis of Germany’s Enterprise ICT Investment Trends and key ICT opportunities in a concise format to help executives build proactive and profitable growth strategies.
  • Accompanying GlobalData’s IT Customer Insight Survey, the report examines the ongoing and upcoming trends in enterprise IT spending within Germany.
  • With more than 50 charts, the report is designed for an executive-level audience, boasting presentation quality.
  • The report provides an easily digestible market assessment for decision makers built around research gathered from the local IT decision makers, which enables executives to quickly get up to speed with the current and emerging trends in Germany’s Enterprise ICT Spending.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Executive Summary

Key Findings

Survey Demographics

Enterprise ICT Budgets and Allocations 2021 vs. 2022

Cloud and Digital Transformation Budget 2021 vs. 2022

Segment ICT Budget Allocation

Future Outlook: Enterprise Technology Priorities

Appendix

Frequently Asked Questions

About 42% of respondents from Germany claimed that there has been a slight increase in their enterprise ICT budget for 2021-22 compared to 2020-21.

 

 

 

 

GlobalData’s survey findings suggest that the enterprise ICT budget allocations for most ICT product/service areas in Germany have increased, mostly in a moderate range in 2022 compared to 2021.

The key ICT infrastructure spending areas in Germany are hardware, software, ICT services, consulting, network and communication, and internal development & maintenance (internal costs).

The key business functions considered for ICT budget allocation by Germany’s enterprises are production, procurement & operations, sales, marketing and customer relations, finance & accounting, research & development, and human resources & legal.

Majority of enterprises have increased their share of ICT budget allocated towards digital transformation by 1% to 6% in 2022 compared to 2020.

AI & machine learning, internet of things (IoT), edge computing, and automation will be some of the key digital transformation areas that enterprises would allocate their ICT budgets on.

ICT infrastructure maintenance and applications are some of the key ICT functions to be outsourced over the next two years

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