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2014, the year of big IT spend for Australian companies: Brennan IT

Chris Player | March 12, 2014
Almost 50 per cent of organisations plan mobility investment in the next year

Mobility will hit maturity this year as almost half of Australian companies prepare to invest heavily in the sector, according to Brennan IT.

The managed services firm released it's 'The Buzz' 2013 IT maturity index that revealed many Australian companies plan to invest heavily in the sector in the coming year.

Brennan IT said respondents were looking to enhance workplace efficiency, security and enable staff to be more productive when mobile.

The study showed 47.8 per cent of organisations plan to invest in mobility, 48 per cent in Cloud solutions, 38.8 per cent in collaborative solutions, 44.4 per cent were planning to undertake new security projects and 52.8 percent plan to invest in data solutions such as storage backup and data recovery.

Brennan IT said it compiled the data from a cross-section of senior decision makers from Australian mid-market to enterprise organisations.

These were surveyed on their company's use of technology across six main categories: mobility, security, data, software, Cloud and collaboration.

Participants were asked to highlight the priority of investment for 2014.

The firm said the results show many Australian companies are making use of technology to improve efficiency and productivity.

It also said that the vast majority of companies are not, but investment is planned to play a key role in 2014.

Brennan IT claimed first place in the Nine Lives Media MSPmentor 100 list for the fifth year in a row.

The list is compiled by the US based advisory firm that is a division of Penton Media. The MSPmentor 100 is a list of global small businesses with less that ten employees.


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