ESG Research Report: 2016 IT Spending Intentions Survey
ESG Research Report

Feb 29, 2016

In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 633 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’ 2015 IT spending as well as their 2016 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. For more details, please see the Research Methodology and Respondent Demographics sections of this report.


Page Count: 25
Table of Contents
  • Executive Summary
    • Report Conclusions
  • Introduction
    • Research Objectives
  • Research Findings
    • IT Organizations Are Optimistic about 2016 Spending Plans
    • Cybersecurity Officially Has the Full Attention of Business Executives
    • Cybersecurity Is the Most Important Priority for IT Organizations in 2016
    • Strategic, Long-term Approaches to IT Cost Mitigation and Investment Justification Still Rule the Day
    • The Cybersecurity Skills Shortage Approaching State of Emergency Status
  • Conclusion
  • Research Methodology
  • Respondent Demographics
    • Respondents by Job Responsibility
    • Respondents by Number of Employees
    • Respondents by Industry
    • Respondents by Annual Revenue
    • Respondents by Total 2016 Overall IT Budget
    • Respondents by Number of Production Servers
    • Respondents by Length of Organizations’ Existence
    • Respondents by Region
    • Respondents by IT Purchasing Pattern