“IT Business Confidence Report Q4 2014” is a new report by Kable that globally analyzes industry opinions on the latest economic and customer issues, and their impact on investment decisions and growth prospects within the IT industry. This report also examines executive opinion about the current and future state of the economy and its retrospective effect on the industry. Furthermore, it analyzes the likely effect of supplier price changes, sales performance, and staff headcount within the industry over the next quarter. In addition, it provides an overview of the key priorities, threats, and opportunities for the global IT industry over the next quarter. Moreover, this report provides a comparative analysis of survey results with Q3 and Q1 2014 and Q4 2013 results, wherever applicable.
• Overall, 39% of IT respondents state that they are operating in a stable economic environment, while 32% state that the current economic conditions are unfavorable
• The majority of respondents anticipate a positive change in company and industry growth prospects over the next quarter
• Compared to Q3 2014, projected staff head count is higher in North America and Asia-Pacific in Q4 2014
• Customer retention, improving operational efficiency, and protect/grow market share, are the most preferred priorities for IT executives operating globally.
This report is the result of an extensive survey drawn from Kable’s exclusive panel of leading global IT industry executives. The report analyzes current economic conditions prevailing across the globe and their impact on the IT industry, and forecasts the company and industry growth prospects in Q4 2014. Furthermore, it provides information about the impact of customer confidence, supplier prices, and staff headcount likely to affect investment decisions in the industry over the next quarter. Moreover, this report provides a comparative analysis of survey results with Q3 and Q1 2014, and Q4 2013 results, wherever applicable.
In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
• Industry executives’ opinion about the current state of the global economy: examines the prevailing economic conditions and executives’ opinion about the global economy and the state of economy across various regions
• Growth prospects of company and industry: provides industry executives’ expectations towards the growth prospects of their company and the industry over the next quarter, and tracks the change in executives’ opinion during the last six months
• Change in customer confidence: analyzes IT industry executives’ opinion about the change in customer confidence, globally, over the next quarter and a comparative analysis with previous three quarter results.
• Impact of supplier prices: determines the expected change in supplier prices across various categories and their impact on business confidence, and examines the key factors influencing the change
• Change in staff headcount and sales performance: tracks the expected change in staff headcount and sales among industry executives operating in various regions, over the next quarter
• Investment activities: ascertains the various investment activities on which industry executives intend to focus, and tracks the change priorities and strategies regarding future investments
• Business concerns: examines the industry executives’ attitude towards various business concerns and their change in opinion over the last six months
• Key priorities: identifies the immediate priorities of industry executives operating in various regions, and tracks the change in executives’ sentiment compared to the last quarter
Reasons To Buy
• The report projects the current and future operating conditions of the IT industry, and allows readers to make effective business decisions.
• The report assists readers in making strategic decisions by understanding the present and future economic conditions, and customer issues including key growth regions.
• IT industry suppliers will be provided with a clear uncovering of the key challenges and opportunities, and identify the key priorities likely to affect the industry’s growth prospects.
• The report forecasts the change in supplier prices of various products, which are likely to influence the industry’s growth prospects over the next quarter.
• The report helps IT industry executives to recognize the change in customer confidence levels in the global IT industry in Q4 2014.