Below is a summary of the latest findings from our monthly IT Priorities survey: •Software infrastructure remains the top initiative: Software infrastructure projects averaged 23% of IT spending in the last 12 months, but spending is expected to dip to 19% in the following year. Current spending on ERP projects averaged 28% of enterprise software spending, directory services projects are 14%, with CRM solutions at 11% in the last 12 months.
Natalie Gagliordi is a staff writer for CBS Interactive based in Louisville, Kentucky, covering business technology for ZDNet. She previously worked as the editor of Kiosk Marketplace, an online B2B trade publication that focused on interactive self-service technology, while also contributing to additional websites that covered retail technology, digital signage hardware and mobile payment trends. Natalie attended George Washington University, where she studied communication sciences, and also the University of South Florida, where she received a B.A. in News-Editorial Journalism.
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