Over three-quarters of IT managers (86 per cent) will continue spending on IT services and equipment next year, despite the threat of a looming double-dip recession and recent spending review, according to a survey conducted by City Lifeline at this year's IP Expo.
When questioned, 74 per cent of IT managers also claimed they are prepared to spend between five to ten per cent extra on purchasing green IT equipment and services. The survey, conducted over two days at the IP Expo exhibition, interviewed just over 100 IT managers from both the private and public sector.
Roger Keenan, managing director at City Lifeline comments, "It's really encouraging to witness a positive outlook on the subject of IT spend for 2011. Many of the IT managers we spoke to realise the value of investing in the latest IT advancements to ensure their organisations remain competitive during what are still quite difficult times.
"IT managers also clearly see the long-term benefit of investing in green IT and are prepared to spend more on green technologies as they know they will save money over time by using more efficient...