IT Management Slideshow: CIOs Still Spending

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 04-15-2009

CIOs Still Spending

Approximately 70 percent of CIOs reported that they plan on investing in IT initiatives in the coming year.

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Information security initiatives were the most popular among those planned. Approximately 43 percent of CIOs had security projects booked.

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Virtualization came in second, with 28 percent of IT leaders planning consolidation projects. That number bumped up to 38 percent at large and midsize companies.

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Closely tied with virtualization, it was no surprise that a similar percentage of CIOs-27 percent-had data center efficiency projects in the works.

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Approximately 26 percent of organizations claimed they were investing in VoIP this year.

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CIOs at over a quarter of organizations said they were investing in a shift to Software as a Service (SaaS).

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About 20 percent of CIOs said their organizations would shell out greenbacks for green IT.

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CIOs at 19 percent of organizations plan on beefing up business intelligence capabilities.

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Investments in social networking are also on the books for the coming year at approximately 18 percent of organizations.

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More money will be poured into Web 2.0. About 17 percent of CIOs reported related projects coming down the pike.

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CIOs at 16 percent of organizations plan on spending more cash to bring in outsourced personnel.

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