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You Deserve a Bigger Budget

Chances are you've been suffering through budgets that are flat or smaller than they once were. Relief may in sight, as Gartner predicts that IT budgets will grow on average more than 5 percent worldwide. Gartner previously predicted an increase of 3.5 percent, so I'm assuming more recent research led to the rosier outlook.

Now here's the weird part: Because the research is worldwide, one has to look at the values of the various currencies. Because the U.S. dollar has fallen, IT spending here in the states may actually be less. When you show this research to the boss, you might want to leave that part out!

How does your budget look for 2011? Good news and bad news equally accepted at dbarney@redmondmag.com.

Posted by Doug Barney on 01/14/2011 at 1:18 PM


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