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IT Spending on (Slight) Rise, Mobile Tops the List

By Dan Muse, CIO
April 08, 2013 06:21 PM ET

CIO - More IT leaders plan to invest more in technology this year than they did in 2012, according to a recent Tech Poll/Tech Priorities survey conducted by CIO Research. But, before you get too excited, it's only a few more IT executives planning to spend and it's only a little more money.

[GARTNER: Global IT spending to rise 4.1%]

Forty-eight percent of CIOs surveyed expect to spend more this year, up slightly from the 46 percent who planned to spend more at this time last year. The average increase expected is 5.9 percent (up from 4.4 percent a year ago).

Not surprisingly, given the rush to adopt BYOD policies, mobile spending tops the list with 59 percent of respondents reporting that they plan to increase spending in that area. Forty-four percent of the CIOs surveyed say that they already have smartphones in production at the business unit, division or enterprise level. And 22 percent report they are currently piloting tablets.

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