Overall, the IT spending picture is mixed. Twenty-six percent of respondents expected IT spending to grow in the second half of 2007 compared to 2006 with 17 percent expecting a decline. The remainder saw flat technology spending. For 2008, 35 percent expect to increase spending with 20 percent planning for budget cuts.
Among the key trends compared to UBS’ March survey:
- HP ranked high on purchase intentions for servers, storage and notebooks;
- Dell has lost momentum in most categories except for storage;
- HP was cited by 37 percent of CIOs as the best suited strategic vendor with Dell pulling in 26 percent. IBM fell from 24 percent in March to 13 percent in September.