CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook

The CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook study was conducted among heads of IT to gauge how current economic conditions are impacting IT spending plans in the U.S., as well as which technology areas are seeing budget increases in the coming year.

Key Findings Include:

  • IT investment continues to increase for 51% of organizations in the next year, compared to 32% in August 2011.
  • Mobile/wireless (56%), applications (52%), IT compensation (48%) and outsourced IT services (including cloud) (43%) are all seeing budget increases. Enterprise organizations are seeing even more growth in mobile/wireless (66%), applications (65%) and outsourced IT services (including cloud) (49%).
  • IT leaders believe that organizations that implement tablet usage are significantly/somewhat more likely to adopt cloud, social and mobile technologies than non-tablet using organizations.
  • Growing company revenue is the number one priority for organizations in the next year and improving the use of data and analytics for business decisions is the top IT priority.
  • Asia Pacific is viewed as the region with the highest excellent/good outlook for the coming year, followed by South America and the United States.

The current CIO Tech Poll: Economic Outlook was conducted between October 24, 2012 and November 18, 2012 through the CIO Forum on LinkedIn and the CIO customer database. Results are based on 188 respondents who indicated they are the top IT executive at their company or business unit.

For more information on this study, view the excerpt below. To receive the complete study results contact Sue Yanovitch.