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Emerging Market Analysis: Priorities of China's Software Spending in a Less Buoyant Economy

Published: 24 November 2015

ID: G00275003

Analyst(s): Twiggy Lo , Yanna Dharmasthira


China's end-user software purchase priorities will shift next year from infrastructure modernization to an emphasis on big data and analytics, new cloud enterprise applications and the Internet of Things. Here, we discuss the implications for strategic planners of technology and service providers.

Table Of Contents


  • China's Economic Growth Moderates, but IT Investment Continues
  • Modernization Is Now the Focus, but Spending Priority Shifts to Big Data and Cloud Next Year
  • SaaS and Cloud Spending — Who Is Funding Them?
    • And for the Rest, CMOs Are Important Budget Decision Makers for SaaS and Cloud
    • Government Initiatives: Made in China 2025 and the 13th Five-Year Plan; Directions Will Converge Emerging Technologies

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