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Posted by Masami Kashiwagi on December 11, 2013
Japan remains the second-largest tech market worldwide after the US and accounts for a massive 40% of total IT spending in Asia Pacific. Japanese companies devote most of their annual IT budget and staff — 70% to 80% — to maintaining existing back-end infrastructure and applications. But we expect this budget to shift rapidly over the next two to three years as local organizations embrace disruptive technology innovations in their efforts to succeed in the Age of the Customer.
Forrester’s team of Asia Pacific analysts recently published our regional tech market predictions for 2014. Below are my predictions for Japan:
Today’s CIOs face pressure to make proprietary IT operations more cost-effective, embrace newer technologies, and use IT to drive better business outcomes. IT organizations in Japan that want to help improve business value must go beyond their traditional mindset of “controlling” technology to become smarter, more nimble, and increasingly customer-focused.
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