It's no surprise that U.S. spending in IT security software for this quarter is expected to exceed spending in the U.K. and Germany. U.S. buyers forecast 10% growth in that area compared with the same period last year, while the U.K. and Germany predicted their growth will be under 8%. IT decision makers overall ranked E-commerce as one of this year's top priorities, which probably helps explain their forecast for spending on Web-based applications. U.S respondents expect 6% growth in that area, while the U.K. and Germany predict 4% growth.
Survey results were based on interviews with more than 1,400 IT buyers at various-sized companies in the U.S., the U.K., and Germany.