Seventy percent of companies plan to strengthen their IT budgets as early as next year. The evolution will become more expressive after a year of crisis and retraction in investments directed to technological tools.
The figures, ascertained by Pacific Crest Securities, indicate that among the 80 companies consulted, a majority intends to increase IT spending significantly and significantly, and advance that the largest investments will target the areas of servers and security software.
According to the company, the trend is not new and already in previous periods of crisis it was verified. Security investment declines with the crisis, but in the recovery it takes on a central role in the market’s investment intentions. This forecast will increase next year from 6 to 8 percent.
The study also shows that some factors are pushing security to the top of IT managers’ investment priorities next year. According to the company that carried out the study, among them is the acquisition of new PCs, which will also increase, and the new Windows 7, as well as virtualization, mobile computing and cloud technologies, pointed out the companies surveyed.
Globally, Pacific Crest Securities expects that next year, IT spending for companies will increase by 5 percent, against the 0.5 percent drop in 2009, for a total investment volume of around 1.29 billions of dollars.
The same forecasts indicate that the two largest companies in the market in this area, Symantec and McAfee, are the best placed to take advantage of the expected growth in the volume of investments in this area.