ICT Budget And Staffing Trends In The US - Enterprise ICT Investment Plans To 2013
Learn how IT dollars are being spent in areas such as the data centre, applications, IT management and the network.
Establish how IT staff are typically allocated within US organizations.Gain insight into with whom US enterprises plan to spend their ICT dollars. Key Market Issues Enterprise IT spending is anticipated to follow an upward trend after recovering from the macroeconomic debt crisis. US businesses are expected to remain cautious in 2013, but there is clearly pent-up demand for ICT investment on projects delayed as a result of the economic situation. In 2013, US enterprises are most likely to reduce their hardware expenditure and increase their spending on software and services. The gradual increase in popularity of hosted data centres and cloud infrastructures as a measure of cost reduction, means that there is huge scope for the providers of hosted data centres, end-user computing and network infrastructure. Kable's recent survey shows that the largest proportion of IT staff members has been resourced on applications, as US enterprises place a firm emphasis on ensuring that their business critical applications are operating well. Key Highlights SMBs are spending far more on hardware in comparison to large businesses, primarily driven by investments in PCs, peripherals, notebooks, and media tablets. The proportion of the IT budget allocated to internal development and maintenance during 2012 is set to remain at 24% in 2013. The recent survey reveals that despite the global economic slowdown putting pressure on IT spending, US firms have allocated 13.6% of their software budget to security tools in 2012. Enterprises are focusing on the likes of mobile applications and open source software, which is contributing to a greater need for application development and integration and related support and maintenance services
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