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IT Priorities and Budgets Quarterly Survey: Q1 2022

 IT Priorities and Budgets Quarterly Survey: Q1 2022

This quarterly survey will track benchmarks in IT priorities and budgets through 2022. Benchmark against your peers in Q1.

What IT projects are you focussing on this quarter? (Select all that apply)

49%Enabling hybrid/flexible work infrastructure/support
56%Reducing costs/improving financial efficiency
31%Improving sustainability (e.g., reducing carbon footprint, green initiatives)
42%Talent management (hiring/retaining the right skill sets)
36%Workflow automation (introducing or enhancing initiatives and technologies)
29%Cybersecurity (introducing or enhancing initiatives and technologies)
24%Digital transformation (introducing or enhancing initiatives and technologies)
17%Cloud migration (introducing or enhancing initiatives and technologies)
17%IT services management (ITSM)
14%Technological innovation (researching/implementing emerging technologies)
0%None of these
0%Other
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Were you satisfied with the progress made on your IT goals in the last quarter?

9%Too early to tell
36%Very satisfied
45%Moderately satisfied
7%Neutral
2%Moderately dissatisfied
0%Very dissatisfied
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512 responses

Do you feel your IT budget is adequate to make progress on your IT projects this quarter?

10%The budget provides more than adequate coverage
48%The budget provides adequate coverage
23%The budget is stretched
12%The budget is slightly below what’s required
6%The budget is inadequate to achieve our goals
1%Not sure
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How has your IT budget changed in this quarter compared to last quarter?

11%Increase of more than 10%
30%Increase of 5-10%
22%Increase of less than 5%
29%Unchanged
4%Decrease of less than 5%
3%Decrease of 5-10%
2%Decrease of more than 10%
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Is your IT spend increasing in any of the following areas this quarter? (Select all that apply)

37%IT management
40%Personnel
49%Software
24%Hardware
34%Applications
33%Infrastructure and operations (I/O)
15%End-user service
18%External services
8%None of these
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485 responses

From the same list, is your IT spend decreasing in any of the following areas this quarter? (Select all that apply)

17%IT management
19%Personnel
20%Software
29%Hardware
12%Applications
18%Infrastructure and operations (I/O)
11%End-user service
18%External services
31%None of these
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Other than budget, are any of the following challenging when it comes to your IT projects this quarter? (Select all that apply)

40%Supply chain shortages (e.g., difficulty procuring hardware)
68%Talent shortages (e.g., difficulty hiring, talent retention etc.)
51%Talent gaps (e.g., insufficient skills within team)
28%Covid-related disruptions
27%Team morale
21%Project management gaps
12%Product management gaps
10%Lack of business support
8%Lack of board support
13%Change management (e.g., undergoing a merger, acquisition or other major changes within the org)
2%None of these
0%Other
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To what extent do you agree with the following: “I am confident I will achieve my IT goals this quarter.”

9%Strongly agree
65%Agree
21%Neutral
4%Disagree
1%Strongly disagree
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479 responses