Only a third of IT pros expect their budgets to pick up speed in 2015!
Over half of IT pros surveyed said their company’s revenue would increase in 2015. Unfortunately, the same can’t be said for IT budgets that are still running at their 2014 pace.
Only a third of IT pros surveyed expect their budgets to pick up speed in 2015. This is a decrease from the 42% who indicated a budget increase in our State of IT survey published in Q2 2014. In addition, only one quarter of IT pros said their IT department would add new employees.
IT is cramping up: Aging hardware and software will force many IT pros to spend more on IT refreshes vs. new projects. Over half of PCs on the Spiceworks anonymized aggregate network are more than four years old (in tech years, that’s ancient).
Further, more than a third of respondents will need to migrate from Windows Server 2003 due to its end of life in July 2015, making upgrades a top priority for many IT pros.