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2011 IT Budget Planning Guide For CIOs

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

October 7, 2010

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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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  • Survey Demographics
  • Change In 2010 IT Capital Spending And Total IT Spending
  • Total IT Spending And IT MOOSE Spending As A Percent Of Revenues By Industry
  • 2010 IT Budgets By Activity
  • 2010 IT Spending By Category
  • 2010 IT Budgets By Functional Category And Company Size

Table of Contents

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

  • Use Benchmarking In Context
  • Supplemental Material
  • Related Research Documents