CIO Insight Study Shows Increase in Collaboration and Content Spending

February 16, 2007 at 4:07 pm | Posted in collaboration, knowledge management, portals | Leave a comment

Research from CIO Insight has shown an increase in collaboration and content spending. According to their press release:

Compared to 2006, we see a whopping 17 percent increase in budgeting for business intelligence, and spending on analytics is rising faster than any other software category, trailed closely by Web 2.0 technologies and customer self-service applications.

As much as companies are keeping a leash on IT spending, it’s good to see content and collaboration are not getting the short straw. Pessimistic view is that they already have low spending anyways so an increase doesn’t take much and that it’s just “keeping up with the Joneses”. I prefer the optimistic view that organizations are making rational decisions based on return and they have judged that portals, collaboration, and participatory web technologies (see #2,4,5,6,17,20) can provide good returns for relatively little investment.

Especially interesting to see where spending is going by company size. Wikis and blogs are being favored by small companies, portals by large.

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