Research Report: 2014 IT Spending Intentions Survey
ESG Research Report

Feb 28, 2014
In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 562 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’ 2013 IT spending as well as their 2014 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

Page Count: 36
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • IT Organizations Cautiously Optimistic in 2014
      • Midmarket and Western European Organizations Slightly More Confident
      • 2014 IT Spending Trends by Industry
      • Younger Organizations and Leading-edge IT Consumers Will Continue to Increase Spending in 2014
      • Shifting IT Budget Dynamics
    • ROI Is King When It Comes to Cost Containment and Investment Justification
    • Business Groups Continuing to Gain and Exert Influence in the IT Purchasing Process
  • Conclusion
    • Research Implications for Technology Vendors
    • Research Implications for IT Professionals
  • Research Methodology
  • 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 2014 Overall IT Budget
    • 2014 IT Budget Allocations
    • Respondents by Number of IT Staff
    • Respondents by Number of Data Centers
    • Respondents by Number of Production Servers
    • Respondents by Length of Organizations’ Existence
    • Respondents by Region
    • Respondents by Psychographics