This IDC Energy Insights study analyzes the results of the annual IDC Energy Insights Survey covering France, Germany, Italy, the Nordics, Spain, and the U.K. Analysis focuses on the utilities industry based on 120 interviews carried out between July and October 2015.
The study aims to understand the benchmark of ICT budgets versus revenues, ICT budget spending distribution, leading business initiatives to support IT decisions, and top information security priorities among utility enterprises in Western Europe. This study is one of a series of studies including the analysis of enterprise and line-of-business solution investment plans.
"More and more, we find IT spending trickling into the line of business' control. According to the survey, in the next 12 months, over 25% of Western European utilities' IT spending will be entirely controlled by the line of business, and 36% will be controlled by the IT department, but decisions will be influenced by the line of business," said Gaia Gallotti, research manager, IDC Energy Insights.