The Future of IT Looks Bright

With spending on hardware and applications achieving record sums, new research shows the growth outlook of the IT sector has reached its maximum level in 5 years.

Fueling the increase, as stated by the CDW IT Screen, is the hoped-for record-high demand for software and hardware investments. Small businesses and state and local governments are anticipated to find the most substantial increases.

Neal Campbell, chief marketing officer and senior vice president for CDW, said the data suggests that the IT spending outlook, first created in 2007, has gotten to an important landmark.

“We consider that organizations will continue to consider technology investments as methods to foster efficiencies, increase productivity and earn new competitive advantages in the year 2012.”

Confidence regarding increased IT spending is the most powerful among IT decision makers in the health care, production and IT sectors, in line with the research.

The retail sector also continues to improve its investment confidence. IT leaders expect software and hardware purchases to rise by 9 and 3 percentage points from October.

The CDW IT Screen is founded on surveys of more than 1,000 IT decision makers representing all sizes of businesses and , across sectors multiple three levels of authorities.