Research Report: 2013 IT Spending Intentions Survey
ESG Research Report
In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 540 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2012 IT spending as well as their 2013 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.
Report Info
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • IT Organizations Look to Hold the Line When It Comes to 2013 Spending Levels
      • Midmarket and North American Organizations Slightly More Optimistic
      • 2013 IT Spending Trends by Industry
      • Leading-edge IT Consumers Will Continue to Increase Spending in 2013
    • “Fiscal Cliff” Places a Renewed Focus on Cost Reduction
    • In Spite of Uncertain Economic Conditions, Most Organizations Do Not Revert to Cost-cutting Measures
    • Securing, Protecting, and Virtualizing IT Assets are Top 2013 IT Priorities
    • 2013 IT Budgets Align with Top Priorities
    • Return on Investment Is the Top Means of Justifying 2013 IT Investments
    • Business Groups Gaining Influence in the IT Purchasing Process
    • Research Implications for Technology Vendors
    • Research Implications for IT Professionals
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Job Responsibility
    • Respondents by Budget Responsibility
    • Respondents by Number of Employees
    • Respondents by Industry
    • Respondents by Annual Revenue
    • Respondents by Total 2013 Overall IT Budget
    • 2013 IT Budget Allocations
    • Respondents by Number of IT Staff
    • Respondents by Number of Data Centers
    • Respondents by Number of Production Servers
    • Respondents by Usage of Server Virtualization Technology
    • Respondents by Percentage of Virtualized x86 Servers
    • Respondents by Length of Organizations’ Existence
    • Respondents by Region
    • Respondents by Psychographics