ICT Investment Trends in Pharmaceuticals

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  • 37 pages
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Summary:
Factors such as emerging markets, drug accessibility, and new product launches are driving the growth of the pharmaceutical industry
However, enterprises look for technological innovation as a means of tightening overall expenditure and are looking to increase their ICT investment to aid “beyond the pill” pharmaceutical services such as apps and wearables

Key Findings:
- Pharmaceuticals has been one of the fastest-growing industries; however, in the last few years the sector has been witnessing constant growth, owing to factors such as the slow adoption of some new products and lower pricing flexibility.
- This survey shows that overall ICT expenditure in the pharmaceutical sector is set to increase in 2016 compared to 2015, with a current focus on the core ICT categories of hardware, software, and IT services.
- Pharmaceutical companies are continuously looking to improve scalability and reduce cost of ownership. Consequently, they are investing in cloud computing solutions, with the majority of the cloud budget allocated towards software as a service (SaaS) and private cloud.

Synopsis:
This report presents the findings from a survey of 70 pharmaceutical companies regarding their Information & Communications Technology (ICT) investment trends. The survey investigates how companies currently allocate their ICT budgets across the core areas of enterprise ICT expenditure: hardware, software, IT services, communications, and consulting. The report illustrates the core technologies that pharmaceutical companies are investing in, including enterprise application, network services, IoT, and cloud computing. The survey also highlights the approach to purchasing technology adopted by pharmaceutical companies. Through this survey, the report aims to provide a better insight to ICT vendors and service providers when pitching their solutions to pharmaceutical companies. The report focuses on ’ ICT expenditure trends for specific business areas and technologies, identifying the top three IT projects, and understanding the business challenges faced by organizations.

In particular, it provides an in-depth analysis of the following:
- How ICT budgets are set to change in 2016 in terms of their overall size
- Allocation across the core elements of IT spend, including hardware, software, services, communications, and consulting
- Distribution of ICT money in areas such as the networks, applications, service desk, and data centers
- Which ICT functions pharmaceutical companies are interested in outsourcing
- pharmaceutical companies’ investment priorities based on their budget allocations across core technology categories such as IoT, cloud computing, business intelligence, and security products
- Factors that are influencing pharmaceutical companies’ investments in each technology category
- How pharmaceutical companies’ IT budgets are currently allocated across various segments within a technology category
- pharmaceutical companies’ distribution of their ICT budget across various segments within a technology category
- Vendor satisfaction ratings for various core and advanced technology categories
- Insight into pharmaceutical companies’ preferred buying approaches
- Business and IT objectives that pharmaceutical companies are looking to achieve through their IT investment strategies
- Factors that are influencing pharmaceutical companies’ decisions to select an ICT provider

Reasons To Buy:
- Understand how the pharmaceutical companies ICT landscape is set to change in 2016 to prioritize your target market
- Comprehend how ICT money are being allocated by pharmaceutical companies in specific geographies and size bands to improve your market penetration
- Make effective business decisions by recognizing the opportunities within each of the core areas of ICT spend (hardware, software, IT services, telecommunications, and consulting)
- Realign your sales initiatives by understanding the current strategic objectives of pharmaceutical companies
- Enhance your market segmentation with the included, detailed breakdown of opportunities within selected technology categories (enterprise application, network services, IoT, and cloud computing)
- Prioritize your focus areas by understanding which factors are influencing pharmaceutical companies ’ decisions when selecting an ICT provider
- Understand the changes in customers’ priorities and identify the business and IT objectives that pharmaceutical companies are looking to achieve through their ICT investment strategies
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1 Trends in ICT budgets
1.1 Introduction
1.2 Survey demographics
1.3 ICT budget changes
1.4 ICT budget allocation by core technology area
1.4.1 Hardware budget breakdown
1.4.2 Software budget breakdown
1.4.3 Third party IT services expenditure
1.4.4 Communications expenditure
1.4.5 Cloud computing budget
1.5 ICT budget allocation by function
1.6 Outsourced IT functions

2 ICT investment priorities and vendor satisfaction
2.1 Introduction
2.1.1 Enterprise applications
2.1.2 Network services
2.1.3 IoT
2.1.4 Cloud computing

3 ICT procurement trends
3.1 Introduction
3.2 Business objectives influencing IT investment strategy
3.3 ICT provider selection
3.4 Key decision maker for purchasing technology

4 Sector-specific trends
4.1 Introduction
4.2 IT expenditure plans for specific systems
4.3 Technology areas receiving the largest investments
4.4 Business challenges

5 Summary
5.1 Government restrictions and strict price controls are fueling the adoption of disruptive technologies among pharmaceutical companies

6 Appendix
6.1 Definitions
6.2 Further reading
6.3 Contact us

List of Figures
Figure 1: Pharmaceutical companies - ICT survey geographic breakdown
Figure 2: Pharmaceutical companies - ICT survey breakdown by size band (number of employees)
Figure 3: Recent and expected ICT budget changes among pharmaceutical companies
Figure 4: Pharmaceutical companies’ (external) ICT budget allocation, 2015 and 2016
Figure 5: Pharmaceutical companies’ average hardware budget allocation
Figure 6: Average allocation of software budgets in pharmaceutical companies
Figure 7: Pharmaceutical companies’ average IT services budget allocation
Figure 8: Pharmaceutical companies’ average communications expenditure
Figure 9: Pharmaceutical companies’ average cloud computing budget allocation by technology
Figure 10: Pharmaceutical companies’ average cloud computing budget allocation by implementation type
Figure 11: Pharmaceutical companies’ ICT budget allocation by function, 2015 and 2016
Figure 12: Outsourced IT functions - Pharmaceutical companies’ current and future outsourcing priorities
Figure 13: Enterprise applications - Pharmaceutical companies’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 14: Enterprise applications - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among pharmaceutical companies
Figure 15: Network services - Pharmaceutical companies’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 16: Network services - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among pharmaceutical companies
Figure 17: IoT - Pharmaceutical companies’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 18: IoT - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among pharmaceutical companies
Figure 19: Cloud computing - Pharmaceutical companies’ current and future investment priorities
Figure 20: Cloud computing - selected primary provider and vendor satisfaction among pharmaceutical companies
Figure 21: Business objectives which influence pharmaceutical companies' IT investment strategy
Figure 22: Factors influencing pharmaceutical companies' decision to choose an ICT provider
Figure 23: Role of key entities in making ICT purchasing decisions
Figure 24: IT expenditure plans in 2016 compared to 2015, for specific technology categories within pharmaceutical companies
Figure 25: Top three IT projects in 2016 for pharmaceutical companies
Figure 26: Importance of the following business challenges for pharmaceutical companies
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