ZDNet's IT Priorities survey, which polled 1310 IT professionals across Australia and New Zealand, provides insights into the purchasing desires of IT departments and outlines top trends for the coming year.
As it turns out, senior IT managers think very differently to their subordinates, wanting to serve customers while their teams were looking to keep costs down.
Green IT proved to be just as unpopular as last year, but there was quite a bit of speculation that that would change drastically in 2011.
Meanwhile, a love for virtualisation has raised the question of whether everyone really wants to have their on-demand computing in the cloud, or on their own private server farms.
Graeme Philipson, research director for Connection Research, explains these trends and others in his presentation (above) to give ZDNet readers the scoop on what IT professionals are looking at this year.
Following the presentation, the findings were discussed by a panel of experts: Philipson; Munir Kotadia, who chaired the IT Priorities panel discussions in different cities around Asia Pacific; Rob Mills, VP of business intelligence specialist Information Builders; and presenter of ZDNet's Twisted Wire podcast, Phil Dobbie. The panel discussion is presented in two parts below.
Panellists bring their insights to the data presented, helping understand how having fibre across the nation will affect people's priorities, and why certain technologies have received less attention than others.
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