Economic Woes May Slow the Pipeline ... a Little
Most CIOs expect few short-term changes in their spending on emerging technologies. But the gloomy economic forecasts force about one-third to predict a decrease in spending by the end of the year. This is partly outweighed by those who think spending will increase, especially on new deployments.
Many technologies (virtualization, in particular) are seen as clear money- and resource-savers, making them possible answers to--rather than victims of--an economic downturn. Still, half say their testing and piloting plans will stay level, with a few more saying the same about their plans to seek out and evaluate new technologies.