Report: Hardware still accounts for biggest portion of IT spending

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In 2022, businesses will modernize IT infrastructure and update client devices to support our growing workforce.

Computer hardware is an integral part of our lives, especially in the modern workplace, and SpiceWorks Ziff Davis (SWZD) finds that it still accounts for the largest share of overall tech spending at 30% of the overall IT budget.

The report dives into future and historical hardware data from SWZD’s State of IT, which shares previously unpublished data to provide a deeper insight into laptop, desktop and server trends seen over the past few years. The survey highlights tech adoption plans that highlight cost changes and opportunities for vendors as businesses to modernize tech infrastructure to prepare for the hybrid future.

Twelve graphs.  Planned adoption of processors that power on-love servers (in two years).  Intel has the highest 88%, AMD 61%, IBM 51% and ARM 43%.

Due to the shift to remote work that puts premiums on portable computing devices, companies plan to spend significantly more on laptops than desktops – vs. 19% of the hardware budget. 14%, respectively.

In server rooms around the world, on-premises infrastructure will evolve, providing better performance and more integration with public clouds. For example, fast solid-state drives (SSDs) continue to gain traction as businesses look to overcome the storage barriers associated with legacy hard drives. Already, 55% of businesses use SATA SSDs on on-premises servers. Within two years, most IT departments plan to equip servers with faster flash storage in the form of SAS SSDs (56%) and even faster NVMe SSD drives (53%).

More workloads run in AWS or Azure to support remote workforce, on-premise infrastructure will be developed to be more seamlessly integrated with public clouds, providing organizations with more resilience and flexibility to run workloads where it is most meaningful. The report shows that in two years, most businesses (54%) will integrate physical servers with the public cloud. More than a third of companies (37%) will take it a step further by using user-based “as-a-service” billing, which makes it easier to create hybrid clouds by aligning technology stacks and turning to the cloud payment model. Space infrastructure.

For its survey, SWZD included responses from 1,145 IT buyers across organizations across North America and Europe.

Read the full report by SWZD.

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