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What's Hot? Survey Says ERP, Win 7 and Virtualization

Research firm Computer Economics (great name, by the way) just wrapped up a survey pinpointing what you, the IT professional, plan to spend your company's hard-earned cash on. Surprising, at least to me, is a rush to either buy or upgrade ERP systems. This could be good news for Microsoft Dynamics, SAP and Oracle.

One item I'm not surprised made the list was Windows 7. Nearly a third of respondents are planning to spend cash on Win 7 upgrades this year. Many of these shops bought into Vista and want to get a far away from that dog as soon as possible.

While server virtualization has long been hot, desktop virtualization is now catching fire, with nearly a third already having invested in it.

Unified Communications is also on the upswing, with 40 percent of shops planning some kind of spend this year.

What are your IT priorities? Send you list, long or short, to [email protected].

Posted by Doug Barney on August 09, 2010


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