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Dealing with Reduced Budgets Is Top IT Priority of Asia/Pacific Companies, Survey Finds

Dealing with lower/reduced budgets was the top IT priority over the next 12 months of 25 percent Asia/Pacific companies responding to IDC's "Continuum" End-User Survey 2012. That's followed by 18 stating aligning IT to changing business landscape was their top priority, and 12 percent saying their chief concern was building better tools that help management make better business decisions.

Respondents of the survey are all IT decision makers in the Asia/Pacific, excluding Japan, and they expected an increase in IT spending in the following IT trends in the region: Virtualization and Automation driven needs (39%), Big Data/Analytics (34%), Mobility related (34%) and Data Center 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, the adoption of media tablets in organizations has increased. Twenty-two percent 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). Twelve percent 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.

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Respondents of the survey are all IT decision makers in the Asia/Pacific, excluding Japan, and they expected an increase in IT spending in the following IT trends in the region: Virtualization and Automation driven needs (39%), Big Data/Analytics (34%), Mobility related (34%) and Data Center 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, the adoption of media tablets in organizations has increased. Twenty-two percent 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). Twelve percent 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.

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