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July 7, 2015updated 21 Oct 2016 5:53pm

Data centre spend leads IT investment plans

Exclusive Analysis Insight: Is your money going where you thought it would?

By Sam

A breakdown of IT budgets by research house Kable has revealed data centre spend as a priority when compared with network, service desk, end-user IT, applications, communications and management.

In 2014 19.5% of IT budgets were targeted at data centres and the forecast for this year is or that figure to stay virtually unchanged at 19%.

Network spend is expected to stay about 15.5%, followed by service desk and end user computing at around 14.5% and applications spending at 14%. Communications and management showed steady states fo below 12% adn 11% respectively.

In overall terms of expected budget changes, 37% expected a 1-5% increase in 2015 budgets, just under 30% expected budgets to be flat.

Sixteen per cent projected significant increases of more than 6% while around 6% said their budgets would shrink by more than six per cent.

Kable questioned 2,685 respondents.

Kable is a market analysis subscription service and a sister company of CBRonline

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