Global IT budgets are finally on the increase, according to a survey from CW Europe/
TechTarget – but Europe has reported the lowest predicted growth for 2015.
This issue of CW Europe looks at the results of the 2015 IT Priorities report, which questioned more than 1,000 technology professionals worldwide to reveal how IT departments are finally starting to shake off the effect of the 2008-2009 recession.
But some regions are recovering at a faster pace than others. The Middle East is predicting the most growth in IT budgets this year, followed by South America, Africa, Asia-Pacific and North America. Europe comes bottom of the list, with more than a third expecting their IT budgets to stay the same. Within Europe, Germany is predicting the highest increase in 2015 IT budgets, followed by the UK and France. Budget seasons can be stressful times for CIOs, who have to highlight the business’s priorities for the coming 12 months. CW Europe investigates the
top concerns of businesses globally this year, with Europe’s main priorities painting a different picture from the rest of the world. Overall, businesses worldwide plan to use or maintain their budgets in software and hardware; however Europe’s main IT priority this year will be increasing expenditure on cloud services, with a decrease in hardware spending predicted.
Individual European countries also show dissimilar priorities. Organisations in the UK will spend budget increases on staff, whereas France will invest more in cloud services and Germany will spend more on hardware. Global priorities are focused on datacentre consolidation, whereas Europe plans to focus its efforts on mobility.
This issue of CW Europe offers guidance to IT leaders by revealing what other businesses in your region will be focusing their efforts on this year.
Download the report at: Bitpipe-How europeans firms plan to spend this year’s IT budget