CIOs: 2007 Looking UpBy Larry Dignan | Posted 09-18-2006
To be specific, 51.8 percent of those surveyed said 2007 IT budgets would be higher than 2006 IT budgets, with 32.8 percent expecting flat budgets.
The remainder, or 15.3 percent, expect 2007 budgets to be lower than 2006 levels.
In those 2007 budgets, respondents said 33.9 percent will be spent on internal staff, 14.6 percent on software and 14 percent on hardware.
Among other categories, 9.3 percent will be spent on outsourcing staff domestically, and 3.3 percent of funds will go offshore.
Networking will account for 10.8 percent of 2007 IT budgets. Consulting will occupy 9.8 percent of 2007 budgets.
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