Aging Hardware Drives IT Spending at Small and Mid-sized Companies

Friday Apr 30th 2010 by Datamation.com Staff
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A new survey shows that 80 percent of SMBs plant to purchase new hardware this year.

CIO Insight: A new survey from Spiceworks sheds light on IT spending plans at small and medium-sized businesses. Highlights include the following:

  • SMBs plan to increase IT spending an average of 9 percent from last year's levels.
  • 70 percent of SMBs will maintain current IT staffing levels or decrease head count.
  • 80 percent of SMBs plan to purchase new hardware this year.
  • About one quarter of networked desktops at SMBs are more than four years old.
  • Companies with fewer than 20 employees are planning the biggest IT staff and budget increases.
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