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2012 IT Budget Planning Guide For CIOs

Insights From The Forrsights Budgets And Priorities Tracker Survey, Q2 2011

October 27, 2011

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IT budget benchmarks enable organizations to gauge their IT spending relative to their industry peers and provide a starting place to have meaningful discussions around the size and composition of their IT investments. To help CIOs defend their budget levels and/or build the case for increased IT spending, Forrester provides our annual IT budget benchmarks by industry, based on data from our global IT budget and spending surveys. This report provides a look at the 2011 IT budget benchmarks based on a survey conducted from March to May 2011. The results indicate continued budget restraint among CIOs with a focus on decreasing MOOSE (IT spending to maintain and operate the organization, systems, and equipment) in order to open opportunities for growth and new initiatives.

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Table of Contents

  • Benchmark Demographics And Methodology
  • IT Budgets Focus On Efficiency
  • Efficiency And Consolidation Are Top IT Priorities

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