64% of companies don't plan switch to Vista or Office 2007

Posted on Friday, Jan 05 2007 @ 06:20 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
IT spending will be slow in 2007, according to a CIO Magazine Tech Poll:
According the survey, almost two-thirds of CIOs surveyed, 63.6 percent, have no plans to invest in Microsoft Office 2007 or its new Vista operating system in the next year. However, they do plan to invest in computer hardware, storage, and security.

"This forecast decline in tech spending is in sync with other recent reports suggesting businesses will scale back capital spending in 2007," Gary Beach, publisher at CIO Magazine, said in a statement. "However, with nearly two-thirds of CIO respondents indicating plans to focus on either growth or innovation in 2007, the question for CIOs remains how to implement these agendas with budgets that are largely flat."

CIOs said that their IT budgets had increased by an average of 5.8 percent over the last 12 months. In the last CIO Tech Poll released three months ago, CIOs said their budgets were up an average of 5 percent over the previous year.

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Re: 64% of companies don't plan switch to Vista or Office 2007
by Anonymous on Friday, Jan 05 2007 @ 13:15 CET
Vista = true too much $$$ for too little gain

Office will get adopted because some of the changes in Excel affect the financial world dramatically, and you'll have to have a copy to read the file. It might take 6-12mo to see solid adoption, but once it starts to take, many businesses will jump onboard. Again, cost has affected the choice, more than technology or user interface issues.