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IT Spending Trends as Gauged by Accenture

  Industry Statistics published in DM Direct Special Report
May 9, 2006 Issue
  By DM Review Editorial Staff

In early 2006, Accenture surveyed 300 executives at U.S. companies with average revenues of $8 billion to gauge IT spending trends for the next one to three years. Here are some of the findings. For more information, please inquire at www.accenture.com.

  • A total of 300 online surveys were completed among IT executives and general business managers (GBMs) of large corporations in the U.S. during February 2006.
  • 150 surveys completed by IT executives - C-level executives, managers with at least five direct reports.
  • 150 surveys completed by GBMs - C-level executives, general managers, executive vice presidents, vice presidents, directors, division/department heads, senior managers, managers with at least five direct reports.
  • Large companies were defined as those with more than $1 billion in calendar 2005 revenues; average revenue size of respondents' companies is $8 billion.
  • Respondents work in a mix of industries, with the exclusion of business/ consulting/ professional services, education, and nonprofit/trade associations.
  • The majority of both IT executives and general business managers (GBMs) report that IT spending at their company has increased in the past three years.
  • About half of GBMs indicate a modest increase in IT spending.
  • IT executives are less likely to perceive just a modest uptick in spending; instead they are more likely to perceive spending to have decreased or to have increased significantly.

Figure 1: Changes in IT Spending in the Last Three Years

Figure 2: Factors Driving IT Spending

Figure 3: Departments/Functions Expected to Receive Increased IT Spending


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