At last years NT show in London, Windows NT &
2000 explorer conducted a mini questionnaire at its stand.
The object of the survey was to find out what companies were going to spend the most money
on in 2000. Respondents were asked to rank their top three IT spends, three points for
what they plan to spend the most on and one point for the third most important projected
spend in 2000. The points for each item were totalled and are shown below as a percentage
of the total number of points awarded. So, listen up all you vendors, heres what you
should be selling if you want to make money in 2000:
Workstations and servers are comfortably ahead of the rest with 37% of the
available points between them, making them the most important areas for IT spend in 2000.
30% of respondents cited Workstations as their number-one item as opposed to only 13% who
chose servers, but both were consistently in peoples top three. Compaq is the most
popular choice of server for those who specified a particular make, and HP is the second
Of the items that didnt make it into the top ten, messaging and development appeared
the most frequently, and network upgrades were also mentioned.