For CIO Professionals

2011 IT Budget Planning Guide For CIOs

Insights From The Forrsights Budgets And Priorities Tracker Survey, Q2 2010

    Why Read This Report

    IT budget benchmarks continue to be a hot topic for CIOs, especially in the wake of a recession that has caused companies to cut IT budgets to the bone. To help CIOs defend their budget levels, determine whether more cuts are in order, and/or build the case for increased IT spending, Forrester provides our annual IT budget benchmarks, based on data from our global IT budget and spending surveys. This report provides a preliminary look at the 2010 IT budget benchmarks based on a survey conducted from March to May 2010. Another report will follow later in the year with more up-to-date benchmark data from a second survey this fall. The results indicate continued budget restraint among CIOs with a focus on decreasing MOOSE in order to open opportunities for new growth and investment.
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    TABLE OF CONTENTS

    • Benchmark Demographics And Methodology
    • IT Budget Benchmarks Indicate Continued Restraint
    • Efficiency And Profitable Growth Drive Top IT And Business Priorities
    • RECOMMENDATIONS

      Use Benchmarking In Context
    • Supplemental Material
    • Related Research Documents

    TOOLS & TEMPLATES

    • Models & Calculators:

      Survey Demographics

    • Models & Calculators:

      Change In 2010 IT Capital Spending And Total IT Spending

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      Total IT Spending And IT MOOSE Spending As A Percent Of Revenues By Industry

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      2010 IT Budgets By Activity

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      2010 IT Spending By Category

    • Models & Calculators:

      2010 IT Budgets By Functional Category And Company Size