Research Slideshow: Why the Next Six Months Are Looking Up

By Don Reisinger  |  Posted 09-24-2010

48 percent

48 percent of IT decision makers across all industries plan to increase their IT budgets at some point in the next six months.

48 percent

41 percent

41 percent of all IT decision makers will keep their budgets the same over the next six months.

41 percent

28 percent

28 percent of companies plan to acquire new hardware for a "significant part" of their operations in the next six months.

28 percent

39 percent

Nearly four in 10 IT decision makers plan to invest in new hardware for a "minor part" of their organizations in the coming six months.

39 percent

33 percent

About one-third of all IT decision makers will not buy hardware in the next six months.

33 percent

Nearly three quarters

Approximately 74 percent of organizations will be buying new software in the next six months.

Nearly three quarters

26 percent

The remaining 26 percent of CDW respondents said they have no interest in buying new software in the next six months.

26 percent

72 percent

Approximately 72 percent of organizations believe that investing in IT will help improve the financial performance of their company.

72 percent

5 percent

Just 5 percent of organizations think investing in IT will hurt their financial performance.

5 percent

18 percent

Over the past six months, IT problems "disrupted customer needs" for six days or more in 18 percent of instances.

18 percent

46 percent

46 percent of organizations said IT problems did not "disrupt customer needs" at all over the past six months.

46 percent

84 percent

84 percent of companies believe IT effectively helps them achieve their goals.

84 percent

82 percent

Over the past six months, 82 percent of IT decision makers were satisfied with their IT purchases.

82 percent

20 percent

One in five organizations plan to increase IT staff in the next six months.

20 percent

74 percent

About 74 percent of organizations plan to maintain IT staff levels over the next six months.

74 percent

6 percent

Six percent of organizations say they will reduce staff levels in the next six months.

6 percent