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Poll: How much will your IT budget grow/shrink in 2010?

Peter Sondergaard, an SVP of research at Gartner, says overall IT spending is predicted to rise 2.2 percent in 2010. Is your IT budget growing in 2010?

At the Gartner Symposium/ITExpo 2009 in Orlando, Fla., Peter Sondergaard, a senior vice president of research at Gartner, says 2009 was the worst spending cycle ever. He adds that Silicon Valley will no longer be in charge of the rebound and emerging regions will drive IT spending and how it's deployed.

Sondergaard predicts that IT spending won't recover across all vertical markets until 2012. Healthcare, utilities, and government IT spending are likely to recover more rapidly. "Federal government spending on IT has become the new emerging market," Sondergaard said.

Furthermore, overall IT spending is predicted to rise 2.2 percent in 2010, but Sondergaard pointed out IT budget growth for many in the audience was likely to be 0 or even less. Is this true in your organization?

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4 comments
jhmblvd
jhmblvd

I think it's rude to have videos start on the page when you arrive at the page. You can't turn the thing off???

trud
trud

..but this may be the most confusingly worded set of poll choices I've seen. It's a simple problem which will affect the lot of us and deserves an unambiguous question to present an accurate result.

brownw03
brownw03

This poll is worded wierdly for sure. I assume the minus signs, represent cuts. But then the "-5 or less" makes no sense. It should be "-5 or more" as a deeper cut is more of a cut. Anyway, it would've been better to say something like: 5% or more increase 3-4% increase ... 3-4% reduction 5% or more reduction Sadly in my case, I'd need a bullet for "20% or more reduction."

trud
trud

I've seen 50% cuts from some customers and no one with spending increases planned. The federal government would probably be a growth area. States, counties and cities are gasping for funds.

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