In an earlier blog, we discussed the state of technology adoption by IT organizations in various industries. Now, we’ll look at an IT budget report from Spiceworks and understand how $$$ will be spent in 2015. In this report, 600 IT pros were surveyed across NA and EMEA countries about their IT budget plan in 2015.
IS IT BUDGET GOING TO INCREASE IN 2015?
One-third (33%) of surveyed IT pros are expecting an increased spend from 2014 to 2015. 44% feel IT budget is not likely to change. About the size of IT staff/headcount, 26% feel 2015 will see an increase. 67% say there won’t be a change from 2014.
ALLOCATION OF IT BUDGET
Top 4 areas of spending:
Hardware projects (41%)
Software projects (33%)
Hosted/Cloud-based services projects (12%)
Managed services projects (10%)
Let’s dive a level deeper and look at the spend categories for each of these segments.
It’s not surprising to see desktops, servers, and operating systems coming ahead in the budget share. Email hosting and Web hosting are ahead of the curve in the Cloud investment segment. Virtualization, bagging the third spot in software spend, goes to show the increase in demand for the technology. (See The 2015 Top 10 IT Pro-dictions.)
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