Every year Analyst Views takes a closer look at the IT spending predictions from dozens of IT and financial analyst firms, including AMR, Forrester and IDC. This year, the firm found a general agreement that there will be an increase in IT spending across most of the globe, with pockets of stellar growth and a very few areas with projected decreases in spending. This document provides an overview of some of the predictions from leading firms along with tables containing predictions by geographic region and company size, and a "What's Hot and What's Not" chart for 2005.
Additionally, a number of firms conducted surveys of CIOs, IT executives, and other IT budget-influencers to gather some data to substantiate their predictions.
This was first published in March 2005