IT spending for security technologies will increase 46% in 2015, with cloud computing increasing 42% and business analytics investments up 38%. . Enterprise investments in storage will increase 36%, and for wireless & mobile, 35%.
Cloud computing initiatives are the most important project for the majority of IT departments today (16%) and are expected to cause the most disruption in the future. IDG predicts the majority of cloud computing’s disruption will be focused on improving service and generating new revenue streams.
These and other key take-aways are from recent IDG Enterprise research titledComputerworld Forecast Study 2015. The goal of the study was to determine IT priorities for 2015 in areas such as spending, staffing and technology. Computerworld spoke with 194 respondents, 55% of which are from the executive IT roles. 19% from mid-level IT, 16% in IT professional roles and 7% in business management. You can find the results and methodology of the study here.
Additional key take-aways from the study include: