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2010 IT Budget Allocations: Planning For 2011

Baseline Spending Allocation Figures For Comparison

November 17, 2010

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  • By Tim DeGennaro
  • with Craig Symons

Why Read This Report

During this time of year, Forrester receives a large number of requests for information about IT budget allocations. As CIOs and their planning teams engage in creating next year's IT budget, it is important to gain an understanding of how other organizations allocated funds toward IT's functional activities. This document provides baseline figures from 2010 as they pertain to size, geography, and industry. Comparing these figures to your own 2010 spending levels to begin shaping your 2011 allocations is the first step in streamlining IT spend for maximum business value.

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  • Survey Demographics
  • Overall Allocations To IT Functional Activities
  • North America And Europe Allocate IT Budget Similarly
  • Allocation Of IT Budget By Industry
  • Spending Allocations By Size Of Firm

Table of Contents

  • CIOs And Planning Teams Need A Baseline For Comparison

  • Combine Industry, Size, And Geography To Create Your Baseline
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents