U.K. IT Companies budgets to rise as Windows Vista bites

U.K. companies' IT spending is likely to grow above inflation this year, with Windows Vista and mobile computing hardware consuming much of the increase, a new study from the National Computing Centre (NCC) has said.The NCC's findings, based on a survey of 120 U.K. companies, contrasts with recent reports from the likes of IDC and […]

U.K. companies' IT spending is likely to grow above inflation this year, with Windows Vista and mobile computing hardware consuming much of the increase, a new study from the National Computing Centre (NCC) has said.

The NCC's findings, based on a survey of 120 U.K. companies, contrasts with recent reports from the likes of IDC and Gartner. IDC said that server expenditure could fall in 2008, while Gartner warned companies to begin cutting IT spending ahead of a possible recession.

The NCC found that 58 percent of the respondents planned on above-inflation rises in IT spend. The companies surveyed had an average annual turnover of £267 million (US$530 million) and an average annual IT budget of £6.25 million. The construction and health sectors predicted the strongest growth.

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Windows Vista, Deployment, Mobile Computing, Implementation, IT Budget, U.K.