IT’s 2015 Top Investment Priorities
While organizations are expected to continue increasing their IT spending in 2015, the overall forecast is conservative compared to recent years, according to a recent survey from DATA. The top investment priorities include app development, service-oriented architecture, support services and infrastructure, findings reveal. But overall costs present constant obstacles, as does the lack of qualified personnel to support tech initiatives. Still, survey findings remain encouraging for the most part, as executive leadership looks to the tech department to help address key business-impacting challenges. "Technology initiatives continue to drive companies' efforts to improve their internal processes, as well as efforts to better connect with customers and key stakeholders," says Conrad Leao, vice president of operations at DATA. "We see this IT investment in the form of leveraging big data, evolving computing platforms and the creation of innovation applications, to name a few." The results also cover a few general "state of IT" topics, such as job security and vendor satisfaction, and we've included some of those topics here. More than 180 global professionals, including IT support staffers and project coordinators, took part in the research.