Research Slideshow: Why the Next Six Months Are Looking UpBy Don Reisinger | Posted 09-24-2010
48 percent of IT decision makers across all industries plan to increase their IT budgets at some point in the next six months.
41 percent of all IT decision makers will keep their budgets the same over the next six months.
28 percent of companies plan to acquire new hardware for a "significant part" of their operations in the next six months.
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.
About one-third of all IT decision makers will not buy hardware in the next six months.
Nearly three quarters
Approximately 74 percent of organizations will be buying new software in the next six months.
The remaining 26 percent of CDW respondents said they have no interest in buying new software in the next six months.
Approximately 72 percent of organizations believe that investing in IT will help improve the financial performance of their company.
Just 5 percent of organizations think investing in IT will hurt their financial performance.
Over the past six months, IT problems "disrupted customer needs" for six days or more in 18 percent of instances.
46 percent of organizations said IT problems did not "disrupt customer needs" at all over the past six months.
84 percent of companies believe IT effectively helps them achieve their goals.
Over the past six months, 82 percent of IT decision makers were satisfied with their IT purchases.
One in five organizations plan to increase IT staff in the next six months.
About 74 percent of organizations plan to maintain IT staff levels over the next six months.
Six percent of organizations say they will reduce staff levels in the next six months.