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IT Monitor Shows Overall Technology Spending Continues Upward Trajectory, Led by Small Business and Public Sector

Survey shows tablet computers and consumer technologies used in the workplace increase productivity, but no consensus reached on cost savings The public sector reported overall increases in anticipated budgets (up five percentage points to 34 percent), hardware procurement (up five percentage points to 87 percent), software (up three percentage points to 82 percent), solutions (up […]

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IT Growth Outlook Hits Record High Led by Surge in Expected Investments

Survey shows sharp increases in anticipated hardware and software spending, identifies gaps in addressing the risks associated with using personal mobile devices for work-related tasks Anticipated hardware and software spending grew to record levels in both the public and private sectors. Overall anticipated hardware spend increased four percentage points to 80 percent, while overall anticipated […]

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Data Points to Larger IT Investments as Technology Projects Take Center Stage

Survey finds increased demand for hardware and IT solutions, job growth in key industries Forty-six percent of IT decision-makers say IT will be a top priority at their organizations next year, and 37 percent are considering large IT investments in the next six months. Twenty percent of IT decision-makers anticipate hiring additional IT staff in […]

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Uncertain Economic Climate Yields Mixed Outlook Among IT Professionals

Hiring and budget outlook down; software spending up in key sectors Forty percent of IT decision-makers expect an increase in their overall IT budgets in the next six months, down eight percentage points year over year and the lowest level since October 2009. State and federal government anticipate steady increases in both hardware and software […]

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CDW Extends Microsoft Partnership to CRM Solutions

Online CRM solutions shift the IT discussion from budget cuts to profitable revenue growth VERNON HILLS, Ill. – August 30, 2011 – CDW LLC (CDW), a leading provider of technology solutions to business, government, education and healthcare, today announced an extension of its strategic relationship with Microsoft to incorporate customer relationship management (CRM) solutions. The […]

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IT Confidence Up But IT Budget Outlook Cautious

Large business and federal government expectations down since 2010 Six Month Outlook, which looks at overall market confidence, up year over year. On a sub-measure, forty-three percent of IT decision-makers expect an increase in the overall IT budget in the second half of 2011, a five percentage point decrease year over year. Two out of […]

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Medium and Large Businesses Show Continued Confidence in IT Spending

Business confidence strong; government weaker More than half of IT decision-makers in medium and large businesses expect to spend more on IT solutions including cloud computing, virtualization and security over the next six months. Forty-seven percent of medium-size businesses expect to replace or install new software for a significant part of their organization, up 11 […]

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Small Business IT Investment Picture Continues to Rebound

Confidence among small business IT decision makers at highest levels since the beginning of the recession in December 2007 Hardware outlook: Almost half of IT decision makers at small businesses (49 percent) and nine out of ten at medium size businesses (90 percent) anticipate replacing or installing new hardware in the next six months—up ten […]

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IT Decision Makers: All I Want For 2011 Is A New Computer

Hardware tops IT priority list as tech investment to become more important heading into new year; virtualization and mobility solutions also rank high Almost half (46 percent) of IT decision makers say IT investment will be a top priority for their organization in 2011. More than half of IT decision makers (55 percent) identify PCs […]

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IT Spending Outlook Begins to Improve Among Local Government IT Decision Makers

Confidence Among Small Business IT Decision Makers Remains Stable since August IT Monitor Eighty-six percent of government IT decision makers overall expect to replace or install software in the next six months, an increase of nine percentage points since the August IT Monitor. This figure is also the highest since the launch of the IT […]

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Despite Sluggish Economy, Small Business Sector Shows Increased IT Budgets and Spending

Small Business Gains Confidence in IT Marketplace While Sentiment Among Large Corporations and Federal Government Stalls More than one fourth (27 percent) of IT decision makers at small companies expect increased IT budgets in the next six months, up three percentage points since the June CDW IT Monitor and eight percentage points from this time […]

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Stronger IT Budget Expectations Fuel Emerging Pockets of Optimism in IT Job Market

Rising Confidence Among IT Decision Makers Begins to Brighten IT Job Outlook for the First Time in 2010 Almost half (48 percent) of IT decision makers in the public and private sector anticipate increased IT budgets in the next six months, up 10 percentage points from this time last year Thirty-seven percent of IT decision […]

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Confidence Rising in IT Marketplace, But Optimism Not Yet Translating into Technology Jobs

Positive Outlook for Tech Spending Spreads from Large Businesses to Medium-size Firms VERNON HILLS, Ill. – May 18, 2010 – Rising confidence among IT decision makers about the prospect of economic growth is still not translating into jobs for IT professionals. CDW’s IT Monitor, which has been tracking IT sentiment since the beginning of the […]

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IT Decision Makers Display Widening Disparities in Confidence Amid Uneven Economic Recovery

Large corporations and federal government organizations demonstrate greatest confidence VERNON HILLS, Ill. – March 9, 2010 – There may be signs of growing confidence among IT decision makers in some sectors, but it is not widespread, and there are still lingering areas of pessimism. According to the latest CDW IT Monitor, increased optimism about growth […]

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Confidence Among IT Decision Makers Gains Momentum Heading Into New Year

Increased IT Investment and Budget Expectations Fuel Improvements in Sentiment During Holiday Season VERNON HILLS, Ill. – December 21, 2009 – As the holiday season approaches, confidence among IT decision makers has made its greatest leap of the past 18 months. Fueled by IT investment expectations and emerging signs of good news about hiring, IT […]