Spending Growth Slows, But No Panic

By Allan Alter  |  Posted 02-11-2008 Print Email
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Where the
Money is Going
in 2008
What's in the 2008 budget? How Much is Spending Changing? N = 347
Technology Or Service RANK % of companies budgeting RANK Change from 2007 (% points) RANK % change in spending* N=
Business intelligence / analytics / data mining software 17 59% 3 9 8 13.10% 140
Business process management and modeling software 45 33% 9 7 14 11.80% 62
Collaboration software 25 48% 12 5 4 14.80% 110
Compliance / corporate governance software 41 38% 30 2 27 7.00% 91
Content / Information lifecycle management software (includes digital asset and document management) 25 48% 4 8 12 12.60% 104
Corporate portals 29 46% 10 6 8 13.10% 101
CRM software 39 39% 30 2 7 13.20% 94
Customer self-service technologies and applications 44 34% 15 5 2 16.60% 74
Database systems 6 75% 43 -1 13 12.10% 234
E-commerce systems 43 36% 36 1 17 10.20% 93
Email and instant messaging software 15 61% 49 -7 20 9.00% 188
Engineering / product development software 47 28% 41 -1 33 6.40% 77
ERP systems 37 41% 27 3 11 12.70% 113
IT governance and asset management software 37 41% 8 7 15 10.80% 83
Open source applications and systems 47 28% 29 2 3 15.40% 74
Application development tools 24 51% 47 -6 35 6.30% 152
Integration tools / middleware (other than web services or SOA) 42 37% 35 1 37 6.20% 100
Operating system upgrades 7 74% 20 4 30 6.90% 209
Storage management software 19 56% 27 3 27 7.00% 135
Virtualization (servers and storage) 11 67% 1 15 1 20.10% 157
Voice over IP 19 56% 2 10 6 13.80% 125
Web services / service-oriented architecture 22 53% 20 4 19 9.50% 139
Anti-virus / spyware / malware software and suites 3 80% 48 -7 41 5.30% 254
Intrusion prevention and detection systems 11 67% 38 0 24 7.70% 176
Network access control / identity management systems 19 56% 6 8 27 7.00% 134
Patch management systems 25 48% 18 4 47 3.50% 115
Virtual private networks 14 63% 46 -3 46 3.90% 187
Audio / Video equipment 35 42% 50 -7 45 4.10% 110
Client PCs (desktops and laptops) 1 86% 44 -2 40 5.40% 270
Networking equipment (non-wireless) 3 80% 45 -3 39 5.60% 250
Networking equipment (wireless) 11 67% 42 -1 33 6.40% 191
Servers (mainframes) 50 26% 40 -1 18 10.10% 69
Servers (non-mainframes) 2 82% 39 0 25 7.50% 247
Storage equipment 7 74% 32 2 5 13.90% 204
Telecomm equipment 9 73% 7 7 22 8.10% 196
Business process outsourcing (included in IT budget) 46 32% 25 3 22 8.10% 78
IT strategy consulting and advisory services 30 45% 18 4 16 10.70% 116
Management and leadership training 23 52% 16 4 32 6.50% 141
Systems development and integration outsourcing 30 45% 13 5 35 6.30% 114
Technical training 5 78% 11 5 41 5.30% 226
Data center / server monitoring and management services 33 43% 36 1 31 6.60% 117
Desktop management services 39 39% 20 4 49 3.00% 99
Disaster recovery / business continuity services 17 59% 4 8 21 8.80% 150
Mobile devices and telecom services (Smart phones, PDAs, mobile phones) 10 69% 16 4 38 6.00% 204
Network monitoring and management services 25 48% 33 1 48 3.30% 125
Security management services 35 42% 13 5 41 5.30% 111
Software as a service / ASPs 47 28% 20 4 10 12.80% 68
Storage / remote backup services 30 45% 20 4 26 7.20% 125
Telecomm services 15 61% 33 1 44 5.00% 184
Web hosting services 33 43% 25 3 50 2.80% 121
*Change from 2007 actual spending to 2008 budgeted spending  


 

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