Research: Outlook 2012

Dec 16, 2011


More Projects, Tepid Hiring Plans

IT budgets are up, and so is demand for new technology projects, our research finds. Fifty-six percent of respondents to our Outlook 2012 Survey say their companies plan to increase tech spending in the coming year, up from 46% two years ago. Three-quarters of respondents see heightened demand for new IT projects, up from about half in our survey two years ago. The budget growth builds on last year’s momentum, while strong demand for tech projects is a positive sign for overall business expansion and investment.

In this report, we'll take a closer look at the prospects for IT hiring and what to expect in emerging tablet, enterprise social networking, data center and big data technologies. (R3751111)

Survey Name   InformationWeek Outlook 2012 Survey
Survey Date   October 2011
Region   North America
Number of Respondents    605
Purpose   To gauge IT spending, staffing plans and strategies for 2012

Methodology   InformationWeek surveyed business technology decision-makers at North American companies. The survey was conducted online, and respondents were ­recruited via an email invitation containing an embedded link to the survey. The email ­invitation was sent to qualified InformationWeek subscribers.

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