Gartner survey says IT spending is top board-level priority

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IDG News Service (Boston Bureau)

The survey was conducted this year along with Forbes – BOSTON  – Corporate boards are prioritizing IT spending as highly as investments in sales operations, according to research announced Monday by analyst firm Gartner. IT and sales were tied as the top two priorities among 175 board members, mostly in the U.S. and U.K., polled in March and April for the Gartner-Forbes 2012 Board of Directors Survey. Sixty-four percent said IT spending would rise during their companies’ fiscal 2012.

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