CIO IT Budget Tactics For Recession and Recovery

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    Jessica Davis

    | Posted 2009-07-08
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Plenty has changed over the last nine months – bankrupt auto makers, government bailouts, a financial crisis, a Wall Street meltdown and a deep global recession, for starters. It's not surprising that CIOs have responded to the changes with some of their own. But just what is going on inside those budget meetings and project planning sessions at customer sites?Gartner conducted two surveys of CIOs, one between September and December of 2008 and another between March 1 to April 30, 2009. CIO responses reveal a starkly different approach to a changing marketplace and show the new realities solution providers are likely to encounter during sales engagements. Here's what the CIOs said.
CIOs in recent survey continue to throttle back their budgets and reduce spending on new IT projects. But they do see some light coming next year.
Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com

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