ICT spending in Indonesia will continue to grow by double digits this year, and is set to reach $16.5 billion by the end of 2014, IDC predicts.
The company believes that ICT will play an even larger role in industries this year as the convergence between Third Platform technologies begin to infuse itself within enterprises across the country
Drawing from the latest IDC research and internal brainstorming sessions amongst IDC's regional and country analysts, the following are the top 10 ICT predictions in 2014 for Indonesia.
1. Business-led outcomes will drive IT projects
CEOs will be placing more pressure on its IT departments to ensure projects implemented are designed with a business led outcome in mind. IT budgets are not expected to balloon, but more will be asked for from an existing finite budget.
2. Enterprises will seek outsourcing services to manage IT
The IT services market may achieve $1.4 billion by the end of 2014, a 25% year-on year growth rate. IT outsourcing will take up close to 40% of the market, with more CIOs turning towards vendors to aid them in the implementation and execution of IT-based projects, to achieve stipulated KPIs and business objectives.
3. Enterprises will seek "one-stop providers" as partners
The demand from end-users for a "single-point of contact" may grow even stronger, as the locus of control between buyer and supplier shifts squarely to the court of the buyer.
4. Cloud adoption will be business-as-usual
There will be more private cloud deployments at hand, and the emergence of virtual private cloud (VPC) will cause a slight shift towards the public sphere. Performance, reliability and security will remain key issues of cloud adoption.