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March 4, 2013  11:55 PM

IDC report: Enterprise IT spending to grow 6% in U.S.

Posted by: Lynn Haber
IDC, IT spending, IT spending forecast, Lynn Haber

U.S. enterprise IT spending, including money spent on hardware, software and IT services, is expected to grow by 6 percent, or $474 billion, in 2013, according to a new report from IDC, the United States Black Book, 4Q12. The 2013 IT spending forecast, which looks at 15 enterprise industries,...

January 17, 2013  7:55 PM

How much money do your customers have to spend on storage?

Posted by: Sue Troy
budget, Channel, end-user research, IT budgeting, IT budgets, IT buyer market research, IT spending, IT spending forecast, storage channel

On our sister site, we've published the first of five slide show reports on storage administrators' plans for their budget, from an extensive survey that was fielded...

December 26, 2012  10:35 PM

More 2013 SMB budget insight, courtesy of Spiceworks

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, IT budgets, IT spending

In early November, I wrote about the need for technology solution providers to think more creatively about how to find the budgets for...

December 14, 2012  6:38 PM

Small businesses down on capital expenses. Another case for cloud services?

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, cloud computing services, IT channel products and technologies, IT spending

It seems to me that many small-business owners are perpetually pessimistic right now, so I tend not to report on many of the surveys sent my way about their spending and hiring plans. Still, I think technology solution providers should peek at a new Gallup poll about small-business capital...

September 14, 2012  2:37 PM

Security still a good bet, despite spending pressure elsewhere

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, IT budgets, IT spending, IT spending forecast, security services, security software

Even though the outlook for IT spending could be accurately described as uncertain, budgets for security infrastructure and managed services are continuing to hold up, according to new data from Gartner. This year, worldwide spending on security should reach $60 billion, up 8.4 percent from $5.5...

July 16, 2012  4:53 AM

Gartner boosts IT spending forecast

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Channel, Cloud, cloud computing services, Gartner, IT service, IT spending, IT spending forecast

How refreshing: Gartner is actually raising its projections for 2012 IT spending slightly to $3.6 trillion. That's up 3%, compared with the 2.5% increase that the

May 11, 2012  3:41 AM

Annual SMB budgets now average $152,000 (survey)

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Heather Clancy, IT spending, SMB IT spending

Annual IT spending by small and midsize businesses now averages $152,000 per year, according to a bi-annual survey by Spiceworks. That's up 6 percent from the second half of 2011, and 15 percent from early 2011, the data show. The IT professional social network's

April 6, 2012  8:00 PM

Gartner, IDC update IT spending forecasts

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Gartner, Heather Clancy, IDC, IT channel products and services, IT spending, SMB IT spending

Research firm Gartner reduced its expectations for 2012 IT spending this week, even as IDC suggested that small and midsize businesses could spend a record amount on IT technologies and services. First the not-so-great news: Gartner now...

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January 13, 2012  3:38 AM

Research forecasts call for slower IT spending in 2012

Posted by: Heather Clancy
Forrester Research, Gartner, Heather Clancy, IT channels products and services, IT spending

Caution seems to be the prevailing attitude of two major technology research firms, Gartner and Forrester Research, which both have released their requisite 2012 crystal-balling IT spending forecasts for the next 12 months. The Gartner...

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July 6, 2011  4:55 PM

Gartner revises 2011 IT spending prediction upward

Posted by: Heather Clancy
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As promised, a bit of an update about anticipated IT spending trends through the rest of this year. Market researcher Gartner said late last week that it is predicting growth of 7.1 percent worldwide for IT spending in 2011, which is a faster pace than the

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