According to the most recent Trendsetter Barometer from PwC, over 60% of CEOs of the fastest growing US companies cite wireless LANs and security applications as the IT areas of interest for the coming two to three years.
Findings from Gartner and CIO Magazine fall in line with the PwC barometer. According to the latest Trendsetter Barometer survey from PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), 38% of CEOs at the fastest-growing US companies say their IT budgets will increase over the coming 12 months. PwC surveyed 403 CEOs and learned that respondents expect wireless LANs, faster data transactions and security applications to be the IT areas that will warrant the most attention over the next two to three years—over 60% cited each area as ?hot? for IT development. Other areas like global positioning and Internet telephony were cited by 45% and 38% of CEOs, respectively.
Looking specifically at usage of wireless LAN technology, Gartner Dataquest projects that worldwide equipment shipments will nearly triple between 2003 and 2007—rising from 26.5 million WLAN units this year to over 73 million by 2007.
CIO Magazine and Deutsche Bank also found in November 2002 that over one-half of CIOs planned to increase their security software spending over the next 12 months.
Bron: Emarketer 12 mei 2003.