ESG Research Report: 2017 IT Spending Intentions Survey
ESG Research Report
In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 641 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’ 2016 IT spending as well as their 2017 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.

Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, health care, communications and media, retail, government, and business services.
Report Info
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • IT Organizations Are Optimistic about 2017 Spending Plans
    • 2016 Financial Performance Is a Good Industry Vertical Indicator of 2017 IT Spending Outlook
    • Cybersecurity Direction Continues to Come from the Top
    • Cybersecurity Is the Most Important Priority for IT Organizations in 2017
    • Strategic, Long-term Approaches to IT Cost Mitigation Are Still Preferred
    • Public Cloud Service Adoption Rates Continue to Increase
  • Conclusion
  • Research Methodology
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Job Responsibility
    • Respondents by Number of Employees
    • Respondents by Industry
    • Respondents by Annual Revenue
    • Respondents by Performance Relative to 2016 Revenue Target
    • Respondents by Total 2017 IT Budget
    • Respondents by Length of Organizations’ Existence
    • Respondents by Region
    • Respondents by IT Purchase Pattern