42% of respondents cited cybersecurity as their organization’s number one (i.e., most important) initiative for 2016"
In order to assess IT spending priorities over the next 12-18 months, ESG recently surveyed 633 IT professionals representing midmarket (100 to 999 employees) and enterprise-class (1,000 employees or more) organizations in North America and Western Europe. All respondents were personally responsible for or familiar with their organizations’ 2015 IT spending as well as their 2016 IT budget and spending plans at either an entire organization level or at a business unit/division/branch level.
Survey participants represented a wide range of industries including manufacturing, financial services, health care, communications and media, retail, government, and business services. For more details, please see the Research Methodology and Respondent Demographics sections of this report.