Gartner CIO survey predicts flat spending for 2010


Gartner on Tuesday released the results of its 2010 CIO survey which shows that budgets are expected to be 1.3% higher in 2010 than in 2009, when budgets were slashed by 8.1%. The survey includes responses from 1,586 CIOs representing more than $126 billion in corporate and public-sector IT spending across 41 countries and 27 industries. Top technology priority for 2010 will be virtualization, followed by cloud computing and Web 2.0. Top business priority is business process improvement followed by reducing enterprise costs and increasing use of analytics. Priority projects are technologies that can be implemented quickly and without significant upfront expense.

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