With the holiday season in full swing, many people can hardly wait to play with that shiny new gadget on the top of their wish list. Mobile devices, gaming consoles, plush toys that ask you to hug them – each desire is different but it does not change the fact that we all want something new.
This same feeling can be seen in IT departments as employees and executives debate the latest technology and whether or not the company needs to invest in them. As innovations like cloud computing, mobile devices and virtualization make headlines and become the topic of boardroom conversation, more companies will want to implement them.
A new study highlights such feelings. Spiceworks has released its 2013 survey of how small and mid-sized business (SMB) IT Professionals will be managing their budgets in the coming year. The IT community forum interviewed over 900 technology employees to find where they will be spending their money. Over the last year, budgets grew 13 percent worldwide and reached an average of $162,000.
According to respondents, 48 percent of IT spending will be focused on new projects. On top of that, areas like virtualization, cloud-based services and mobility are all projected to increase the required IT budget.
"Even though data shows that cloud and mobile are not rising to the top of the list of 2013 spend priorities, we believe that they are growth areas due to the disruption in mobile (with BYOD and tablets) and the growing confidence in cloud-based services," reads the report.
With the possibility of new technology infiltrating a business, IT Principals need to be sure they have the resources at their disposal to handle them. Solution Providers that are partnered with VAR Staffing can ensure they have the desired impactful talent.