IT chiefs reject investment 'gap year'

Of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/ Harvey Nash Big Question poll, 67% said their company would not...

Of the IT managers responding to this week's Computer Weekly/ Harvey Nash Big Question poll, 67% said their company would not stop investing in IT during 2002, flying in the face of advice from Gartner.

Gartner said firms should see 2002 as a "gap year" for IT investment, focusing on getting greater value from their current systems.

However, one IT manager said, "As IT investments are based on business objectives, you cannot just say 'sorry, we are not buying that' if the business needs systems capability to operate."

The Big Question
Analyst group Gartner has advised businesses to see 2002 as a "gap year" in IT investment, when companies focus on getting greater value from their current systems and software. Does this sum up your IT strategy for the current year?

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