As the economy regains its footing, companies are striving to be more efficient, competitive and productive all the while through increased IT investments. According to a recent survey by Windows IT Pro, 58% of companies plan for increased IT capital spending in the next 12 months. The survey results also reveal 80% of companies indicate new or enabling technologies are the main catalyst for the increased spending.
Increased spending seems to be driven by a shift to cloud computing and virtualization, the need for operating system upgrades, and the proliferation of security threats companies have been faced with. The flexible cost model cloud computing offers seems to be one of the biggest drivers to the cloud.
Other notable findings from the study include:
-- 53% indicated improving IT security and managing infrastructure as a top priorities in 2012
-- 45% plan for operating system upgrades in 2012
-- 71% plan for IT capital increases because of hardware and software obsolescence
-- Reliability is more important than price and features when it comes to selecting IT products and services
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