Outlook for IT Spending and Staffing in 2012

November, 2011


This annual report provides guidance for IT executives as they firm up spending plans for the coming year. It is also useful for IT product and service providers in forecasting economic trends for IT spending for 2012. It is based on our fourth-quarter poll of 157 organizations worldwide, including 97 IT organizations in the U.S. and Canada, with more than $40 million in annual revenue. The study assesses the spending and staffing actions IT managers are currently taking, the budget actions they took over the past year, and what they are including in their budget plans for the year ahead. Our outlook report provides 2012 forecasts for IT operational spending, IT capital spending, and IT hiring by organization size. We also forecast pay raises for IT workers. (28 pp., 27 figs.)
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