Purchasers positive about IT spend

18 March 2010

18 March 2010 | Jake Kanter

Global companies are looking to maintain or increase their spend on IT outsourcing in 2010, according to analysts Gartner.

A survey of 1,073 technology buyers in the US, Europe and Asia Pacific found 85 per cent were positive that budgets would not be squeezed over the next year. This was supported by their view that the global economy will recover in 2010.

But the respondents, from businesses of all sizes, noted that suppliers will come under pressure to keep prices low.

Allie Young, vice president of Gartner, said this focus on cost will dominate decisions. “The days of ‘low-hanging fruit’ and sole-source decision making in IT services are largely over,” she said.

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