Ed Maguire kindly sent me a copy of the latest quarterly CIO spending survey from Merrill Lynch.
BI continues to be the top spending priority for CIOs. There was a slight drop from 38% to 36% of CIOs listing BI as a top priority compared with the prior survey. ERP came second with 31% of respondents listing it as a top priority. Security was third with 29%, a drop of 10% from the previous study. Fourth were corporate portals, which saw a rapid growth to 25%. Document and content management came next with 24% of CIOs listing it as a top priority. Analytic applications filled the number 11 slot, growing from 8% to 19%. It was interesting to note that SOA/Web services dropped from 16% to 8%.
For analytical application spending, the top four vendors were Microsoft, Cognos, Hyperion and Business Objects, respectively. Microsoft also came out top for middleware, database, application package and content management spending.
For SOA and Web services projects many CIOs saw a trend toward their increasing use in 2007. Top three projects for this technology were integration, portals and BI, respectively. Microsoft again was the clear choice as the SOA vendor.
For more details about the report please contact Merrill Lynch.
Posted September 13, 2006 12:25 PM
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