Research Slideshow: 2011 IT Budget Building: 14 Areas To Watch

By Susan Nunziata and Guy Currier  |  Posted 07-29-2010
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2011 IT Budget Building: 14 Areas To Watch

2011 IT Budget Building: 14 Areas To Watch

5 Hot Spending Categories For Large Enterprises Budget areas with the greatest year-on-year increase, 2010 vs. 2009 (percent respondents) Virtualization software (42 percent) Servers (39 percent) Back-up hardware (34 percent) SANs (34 percent) Desktops/notebooks (31 percent)
As you plan your IT spending for 2011, it's worth a look at which budget areas saw the greatest increases in 2010 over the prior calendar year. This exclusive CIO Insight research shows that large enterprises and midrange enterprises differ widely on where they are spending IT dollars this year. There are also notable differences based on enterprise size when it comes to which IT categories have the greatest spending velocity. If you're weighing any IT purchases for 2011 (and we'll bet you are) you won't want to miss this report. This material is excerpted from CIO Insight's 2010 IT Investment Patterns study, designed and fielded by Ziff Davis Enterprise research. The survey, fielded in May 2010, received a total of 695 responses, 295 of which are from large enterprises with more than 500 employees, 173 from mid-sized companies with 50 to 499 employees and 127 from small businesses of less than 50 employees. (Note: responses from the small business segment are not included in this report). If you want to see which business apps are consuming the biggest chunk of budget pie, check out Budget-Busting Business Apps. If you're interested in where the security dollars are being spent, read 12 Security Budget Drainers. You can also view the complete


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