IT Management Slideshow: Computer Economics IT Spending Highlights

By Ericka Chickowski  |  Posted 07-09-2009

Computer Economics IT Spending Highlights

Approximately 45% of IT executives plan on increasing IT operational spend in 2009. This is far more than the 36% of executives that increased budgets during the last recession in 2002.

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Median per-user spending will rise to $7,284 this year compared to $6,924 last year, after adjustments for inflation. Analysts say this is a reflection of reduction of headcount through layoffs.

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More than half of IT executives - 57.2% - say that their IT budgets are at least adequate to support the business.

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Close to half of IT executives say they will spend less than what is allocated in their current IT operational budget. Only 9% will spend more.

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Approximately 49% of IT executives expect to make further budget cuts, compared to only 25% that said the same in 2007.

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The median organization is spending 1.5% of its revenue on IT in 2009, a number on par with last year's level.

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Biggest Losers in IT Operational Spending

Discrete Manufacturing: -5.5%

Process Manufacturing: -2.5%

Retail: -1%

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Biggest Winners in IT Operational Spending

Banking and Finance: 4.9%

Healthcare: 4.7%

Professional/Tech Services: 4%

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