Outlook for IT Spending and Staffing in 2010

December, 2009


After a year of budget cuts, layoffs, and delayed projects, IT executives can look forward to 2010 as a period of stabilization and rebuilding. Our latest annual fourth-quarter survey shows that median IT budgets will rise slightly in the coming year and that nearly half of all IT organizations are launching new projects. This report assesses the spending and staffing actions IT managers are currently taking, how severely they cut IT spending and staffing over the past year, and what they are including in their budget plans for the year ahead. Our outlook report provides 2010 forecasts for IT operational spending, IT capital spending, and IT hiring by organization size.(26 pp., 25 figs.)
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