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Service Innovation: Spending Metrics — IT Spending by Company Size

Service Innovation: Spending Metrics — IT Spending by Company Size

This IDC study provides a data-driven overview of the current trends in IT spending. It is intended to assist CIOs, IT executives, and line-of-business technology professionals in making informed budgeting decisions. This study focuses specifically on three metric categories: IT spending as a percentage of revenue, capex and opex as a percentage of total technology expenditures, and key technology groupings (i.e., hardware, software, IT services, and IT staffing and salaries) as a percentage of total technology expenditures. The results of this study come from IDC's 2014 Vertical IT and Communications Survey coupled with analyst expertise and insight. Only U.S. companies participated in this survey, and the results are reported by company size.

"There is always value to be gained from benchmarking against peers," says Geoffrey Ryder, research analyst with IDC's IT Executive Programs and the CIO Agenda and Technology Professionals program. "A strong understanding of the spending norms for a given company size provides valuable information for organizations working to ensure ongoing technological competency in a rapidly changing environment."

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IDC Opinion
In This Study
Situation Overview
Small Companies
Midsize Companies
Large Companies
Enterprise-Class Companies
Spending Trends Across All Size Bands
Future Outlook
Essential Guidance
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Appendix: Taxonomy
Company Size Taxonomy
Methodology
Synopsis
Table: IT Spending Across Company Sizes, 2013
Figure: IT Spending by Small Companies
Figure: IT Spending by Midsize Companies
Figure: IT Spending by Large Companies
Figure: IT Spending by Enterprise-Class Companies
Figure: IT Spending as a Percentage of Revenue by Company Size
Figure: IT Spending by Company Size: Capex Versus Opex
Figure: Hardware IT Spending by Company Size
Figure: Software IT Spending by Company Size
Figure: IT Services Spending by Company Size
Figure: IT Staffing and Salaries Spending by Company Size

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