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Part of a ZDNet Special Feature: IT Budgets 2016: A CIO's Guide

Executive's guide to the 2016 IT budget (free ebook)

As IT leaders build next year's budget, they need to decide where to focus their resources and how to align their requests with business goals and IT strategy. Adding to the challenge, analysts are predicting that 2016 will be a flat year for IT spending.

The IT budgeting process is a complicated dance involving competing priorities, operational demands, and the need to explore new solutions and pursue innovation that serves the business. The year ahead will be no exception, with the added pressure of what analysts predict will be a flat year for IT spending. A recently released Spiceworks survey of more than 800 IT pros indicates that IT budgets may increase by only 1 percent in 2016. Other research, including the latest report from Tech Pro Research, backs up this forecast.

To help business executives and tech decision makers get a handle on how the IT spend landscape is shaping up for next year, we've collected articles by industry experts covering a host of technology budgeting trends, expectations, and developments.

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