The CIOs polled indicated that capital expenditures and operating expenditures would contract at large companies. At the same time, small businesses anticipated increasing spending by 5%.
The area where CIOs see growth is in open sources, such as Linux, where spending is expected to grow 20%. On the other hand, spending on networking hardware/infrastructure products such as routers and switches is expected to decline 13%.
Poll respondents indicated they expect spending to rebound in 2004, with an increase of 4.4%.