Infrastructure as a Service and other cloud services are the biggest priority for the mid-tier sector in 2017

Mid-market companies are bucking the UK trend, with 77% expecting a rise in 2017 IT budgets, according to a new report published today by Cloud and Data Centre and Communications specialist, Node4. ‘Mid-market IT priorities 2017’ reveals 35% of IT decision makers in the mid-market expect budget rises of 5-10%, while a further 22% anticipate a hike of over 10%, against a backdrop of shrinking IT budgets in the UK as a whole.

The research examines the attitudes of 200 IT decision makers at mid-market companies with a turnover of £15- £800m. It found that business growth, security and reducing operational costs are the top three IT priorities for the UK’s mid-market sector in 2017. It also revealed that hosted and cloud-based services will take a significant share of mid-market IT budgets in 2017, with Infrastructure as a Service (20%) and Managed Security as a Service (16%) being the top two cloud spending priorities for the year, followed by Managed Services (12%) and Disaster Recovery as a Service (11%).

77%

…expect rise in IT budgets

36%

…believe their needs are overlook by government policy makers

31%

…emphasised the difficulties presented by a looming Brexit

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