Why Read This
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.