July 18, 2001

Studies conflict over IT spending trends

Author: JT Smith

Network World Fusion reports on dueling studies about upcoming IT spending. While a Gartner study is optimistic, a Merrill Lynch survey of CIOs is less so. "Nearly two-thirds of the CIOs polled said they will not accelerate PC spending
next year, and three-quarters said they are against Microsoft's subscription
model for software sales. They were also negative about Linux, with two-thirds
of CIOs saying they would not buy Linux-based systems in a meaningful way in
the next 18 months."


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