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Firms 'face IT spending decisions'

IT News |  30/07/2009
Firms 'face IT spending decisions'Firms will have to "bite the bullet" at some point when it comes to IT spending, according to one expert.

Mike Dean, a spokesperson for the National Computing Centre, explained that many firms have either cancelled or postponed planned expenditure in the field.

However, technology does not stand still and businesses will soon need to make some strategic decisions on IT, he warned.

Mr Dean said: "Will they keep with what they have for longer - as with BA which recently said that it has postponed an enterprise resource planning upgrade - or move to cloud computing and outsource key applications?"

However, he warned that IT vendors will still face tough times next year, although service and software providers should do better.

Recently, Stephen Kelly, chief executive of Micro Focus, called for the creation of 250,000 new IT jobs in the UK.

The plea formed part of a new Technology Manifesto launched by a number of firms.

Posted by Stephen Wilkinson.

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