Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2011


Forrester's Forrsights Software Survey, Q4 2011, was fielded to 2,438 IT executives and technology decisionmakers located in Canada, France, Germany, the UK, and the US from small and medium-size business (SMB) and enterprise companies with two or more employees. This survey is part of Forrester's Forrsights for Business Technology and was fielded during November 2011 and December 2011. LinkedIn Research Network fielded this survey online on behalf of Forrester. We have provided exact sample sizes in this report on a question-by-question basis.Each calendar year, Forrester's Forrsights for Business Technology fields business-to-business technology studies in more than 17 countries spanning North America, Latin America, Europe, and developed andemerging Asia. For quality control, we carefully screen respondents according to job title and function.Forrester's Forrsights for Business Technology ensures that the final survey population contains only those with significant involvement in the planning, funding, and purchasing of IT products and services.Additionally, we set quotas for company size (number of employees) and industry as a means of controlling the data distribution and establishing alignment with IT spend calculated by Forrester analysts. Forrsightsuses only superior data sources and advanced data-cleaning techniques to ensure the highest data quality.

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