IT budgets in the UK are set to grow by 3.6% this year, compared with an average of 3% for Europe. As the economy recovers, some 30% of UK IT professionals (29% Europe) said their priority would be to expand the use of IT to grow their business. Just over a quarter will concentrate their IT spending in a few strategic areas this year, while 13% plan to maintain service levels with flat budgets.
The survey found that 18% of IT professionals will increase there budget by 10%, while 19% said their IT budget will increase by between 5-10%. However, around 17% admitted their budgets would be going down in 2014.
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- Disaster recovery and virtual server backup top 2014 storage projects
- SDN still failing to spark interest in Europe
- ERP implementations, upgrades on the up across Europe in 2014
- Network-based security tops European agenda for 2014