Software, storage top wish lists in 2005

Last week Reuters reported results from a Merrill Lynch survey of 100 CIOs. Below are the key findings:Cisco, Microsoft, SAP, and EMC are likely to win more business in 2005.

Last week Reuters reported results from a Merrill Lynch survey of 100 CIOs. Below are the key findings:

  • Cisco, Microsoft, SAP, and EMC are likely to win more business in 2005.
  • About 60 percent of the CIOs said IBM made a bad decision to sell its PC business to Lenovo, with only 28 percent saying it was a good bet.
  • CIOs expect Dell to gain share at the fastest rate, while only 4 percent expect Sun to gain share of their spending in 2005.
  • Software and storage top corporations' technology wish lists in 2005.
  • Personal computers, which had been in the middle on spending growth agendas, fell to the bottom.