IT spending concerns mounting
An Astaro survey of over 350 attendees of the Interop Las Vegas conference indicates that a 2008 recession will effect IT spending for 52 percent of participants. This is an increase of nearly 20 percentage points from Astaro’s last survey at the RSA Conference in San Francisco just three weeks earlier, in which only 33 percent of respondents anticipated a recession impacting IT spending.
Possible reasons for the discrepancy between survey results from each event range from the event focus, attendee demographics, and changes in IT spending concerns due to continued media coverage of an impending recession.
In order to cut back costs and workload in face of a looming recession, many SMB administrators are looking to consolidate and simplify their security solutions.