The predictions are contained within the ‘2007 IT spending report’, launched today by Books24x7 as part of its AnalystPerspectives collection.
The report identifies key trends and priorities across a variety of regions, market segments and vertical industries. Its aim is to provide IT professionals with a comprehensive benchmark to enable effective planning of future technology initiatives.
The report is automatically available to subscribers of AnalystPerspectives as part of their annual subscription. Additionally, a complimentary copy of the report can be accessed as per the link below as well as via several IT-related web sites including IT Business Edge.
Its top 5 key findings are as follows:
• virtualisation and business intelligence (BI) applications rank among the top technology priorities for CIOs
• spending on information security will continue to increase, although the pace of growth will be slower than in previous years
• the media industry will see the greatest increase in IT spending, whilst consumer products will experience the steepest decline
• cost effectiveness will remain high on the agency of IT decision makers which will impact on IT spending growth
• IT spending will be stronger amongst SMES than previously. In some areas, it may even surpass spending by large organisations.
Commenting on the report, Kevin Young, Managing Director of SkillSoft, EMEA said:
“With over 500 research firms tracking the technology industry, selecting and digesting the right reports and applying the information to business needs is an increasingly challenging and lengthy process. By assimilating this information on behalf of organisations, AnalystPerspectives provides IT professionals with an efficient, cost-effective way to gain valuable insight into important technology trends.”
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