Infographic: 2017 IT budgets are increasing, and spending priorities are on security

In July, TechRepublic’s sister site, Tech Pro Research, conducted a survey of IT professionals who have a hand in creating the budget for their organization. The survey asked about their top challenges and priorities, how much tech spending comes from places other than the IT budget, and how their budget for 2017 compares to 2016. The answers are below, in this infographic. More results and analysis are in the full report, IT Budget Research: Where CXOs are placing their bets for 2017. (Tech Pro Research membership required to download.)

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Image: Erik Underwood/TechRepublic

Also see:
Tech budgets 2017: A CXO’s Guide (ZDNet)
Report: Economic woes mean tightening IT budget belts for 2017, says Spiceworks
How to economize the rate of IT spend: Five financial strategies (Tech Pro Research)
Why companies spend 3X on tech than they did a decade ago: Attract talent