idcDealing with reduced IT budgets (25%), adapting IT to the changing business landscape (18%), and building better tools that help management make better business decisions (12%) were the main concerns of IT decision makers, according to IDC.

The premier global provider of market intelligence published just recently the findings of its “Continuum” End-User Survey 2012, an annual end-user survey, conducted by IDC's End-User Research & Statistics Department.

The objective of the survey has been to understand and provide insights into the IT setup and IT planning environment across a broad range of technology areas from an end-user's perspective, surveying key markets across Asia Pacific.

IDC is running the study for the past 12 years now, targeting respondents who have insights into IT budgeting plans and priorities. This year a total of 1,642 respondents, comprising of CIOs, IT Directors and/or IT Managers have been surveyed, who provided their feedback between April and May 2012.

Respondents of the survey are all IT decision makers in the Asia Pacific region (excluding Japan), and they expected an increase in IT spending in the following IT trends: Virtualization and automation driven needs (39%); big data/analytics (34%); mobility related (34%) and datacenter expansion (34%).

To support the IT trends growth, respondents also expected hardware related spends to form a large chunk of the IT spends.

In the space of mobility, for instance, the adoption of media tablets in organizations has increased and 22% of the respondents showed intention to procure tablets within the next 12 months as opposed to only 12% in 2011.

Respondents were asked if their organization prints documents using mobile devices such as smartphones or tablets (e.g. iPhone, BlackBerry, iPad, etc.). 12% of the interviewed organizations replied “yes” and of that at least one-third of the respondents stated they experienced an increase in the print volume and expected to see an increase the next year.  However, it is notable that 70% of the respondents said their printing infrastructure was not designed and optimized for the unique business processes and document workflow. (Source: IDC)

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