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ESG Research Brief 2011 Networking Spending Trends Jan 11.pdf
Research Brief: 2011 Networking Spending Trends
ESG Research Brief
According to ESG’s 2011 IT spending intentions survey, nearly half of all organizations will increase networking spending in 2011—good news for networking companies like Blue Coat, Cisco, Extreme Networks, F5, HP, Juniper Networks, and Riverbed. Survey respondents’ highest spending priority is network security, followed by network management, WLAN, and IP telephony. Aside from increasing spending on networking technologies, one-third of organizations adding IT staff in 2011 also plan to hire additional network administrators, making networking one of the top five areas of IT hiring need in 2011.
The primary objective of this ESG research study was to survey Critical Infrastructure and Key Resources (CIKR) organizations in order to qualify and quantify the current status of their existing security profiles as well as their awareness of and…