25 Jan 2016
Latest in series of reports to explore annual IDC Energy Insights Western European Survey 2015
FRAMINGHAM, Mass., January 25, 2016 – Utilities are at the center of a maelstrom that is squeezing them between rising costs and the never-ending struggle to find more profit. To understand the benchmark of information technology (IT) budgets versus revenues, IT budget spending and IT budget distribution, leading business initiatives to support IT decisions, and top information security priorities among utility enterprises across Western Europe, IDC Energy Insights has published a new report, What About Utilities IT Budgets? Results from Western European Survey 2015 (Doc #EMEA40813815). IDC Energy Insights has also released a complementary report in the series, Business Strategy: Utilities IT Investment Priorities for Solutions: Results from the Western European Utilities 2015 Survey (Doc #EMEA40157816), that explores which IT solutions will attract the most investments from utilities.
To understand how utilities are allocating their IT budgets and leading priorities, the new report analyzes:
Major findings from the new report include:
"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.
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