the following 12 months will see a a major change in computer purchases, with business leaders seeing for alternatives to their existing hardware and software vendors, especially in the fast-paced the fields like data and analytics – according to a New report from media and marketing giant IDG.
In a survey of over 600 IT decision makers (ITDM), 45% ohf respondents said they expected to buy the technology from a new vendor in 2022.
More than half (51%) anticipate their IT budgets at to augment, and 39% – to remain stable over the next 12 months. Ssoftware should lead budget allocation priorities (35%), followed by materials (34%) and services (28%).
Change is on the way
“Change is afoot among B2B technology buyers,” said Stacey Raap, mmarketing and rresearch madministrator at IDG Communications.
“As digital transformation accelerates due to COVID-19, we are seeing increased investment in technology, giving IT decision makers more money to work with. offerings in the tech sector, given the perception that existing solutions need a reboot.”
Among the most interesting discoverys from report was the effect of the skills shortage – 32% of respondents said this had an impact on the organisation’s internal IT strategy.
Note also the use of IT consultants. When asked about the likelihood of using an IT consultant when making a technology purchase, 91% said they were likely to. ITDM said most often turn to IT consultants when purchasing IT services (45%), cloud products or services (41%) and security solutions (37%).