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Spiceworks Report: IT Trends 2016 [Infographic]

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Information Technology Trends of 2016

Technology Trends

IT trends are the ones that are constantly changing. It is still possible to make predictions in the field and wait for specific tendencies. That's why, Glorium Technologies decided to create infograpic to illustrate Spiceworks IT report on 2016 budget and tech trends. So let's see what is waiting for us in 2016.
There are four main trends that can be easily distinguished: IT budgets are not to increase even though companies revenues are getting higher, CIO's, thus are to make more with less, main boost for IT investments is end of life of a product and, the last but not the least, everyone realizes security importance but still is not going to invest in it. The 2016 IT priority for most of the companies is hardware, then goes software and cloud-based projects. Desktops are still number one for the companies expenses. Laptops are not going to take the first place, as expected.
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Spiceworks Report: IT Trends 2016 [Infographic]

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Spiceworks Report 2016: What to Wait for In The IT World?

Main Trends of IT 2016:

  • Companies' revenue to grow
  • IT budget to remain flat
  • To make more with less
  • Security concerns to increase
  • Security investments to stay the same
  • End of life of hardware - 2016 IT budget priority

On average, each company plans to increase IT spending by max $2000 (comparing 2015 and 2016, worldwide).

Result of responses:

  • Budget remains flat 42%
  • Plan to increase 38%
  • Plan to decrease 10%
  • Not sure 11%

The reason for such outcome is willingness to keep the cost low.

IT staff is not to increase either:

  • No changes 59%
  • Plan to increase 34%
  • Plan to decrease 4%
  • Not sure 3%

Let's see predicted priorities in the 2016 IT budget.

  • Hardware expenses 37%
  • Software expenses 31%
  • Cloud-based projects 14%
  • Software expenses 13%
  • Not sure 5%

Surprisingly, laptops are not to take the first place in 2016, instead of desktops.

Here is how hardware expenses are to be distributed:

  • 21% desktops
  • 19% servers
  • 16% laptops
  • 10% networking
  • 6% external storage
  • 6% mobile and tablets

Software expenses are divided more evenly:

  • 15% goes to virtualization | OS | productivity
  • 10% goes to CRM | backup | database
  • 9% goes to security

The main motto in expenses: "If it ain't broken, don't fix it."

Why do companies invest in IT? Here are the main reasons:

  • End of life
  • Growth/additional needs
  • Upgrades/refresh cycles
  • End user need
  • Project need
  • Budget availability
  • Application compatibility
  • New technologies or features

Surprising responses to the question: "Is your security on the descent level?"

  • Do not conduct security audit 61%
  • No adequate investment 59%
  • Security is not a 2016 priority 51%
  • Not adequately protected 48%

4 Main Tendencies as a Conclusion

  1. Companies' revenue is going to increase, while IT budget is not going to be changed.
  2. CIO's will have to solve strategic issues for the future with a budget from the past.
  3. End of life of a product is the main boost for IT investments.
  4. Even though companies understand that they do not invest enough in security, security budget is to stay rather low.

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Source: http://gloriumtech.com/blog/spiceworks-report-it-trends-2016/



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  • There are four main trends that can be easily distinguished: IT budgets are not to increase even though companies revenues are getting higher, CIO's, thus are to make more with less, main boost for IT investments is end of life of a product and, the last but not the least, everyone realizes security importance but still is not going to invest in it.
  • The 2016 IT priority for most of the companies is hardware, then goes software and cloud-based projects.
  • Desktops are still number one for the companies expenses. Laptops are not going to take the first place, as expected.