CA Technologies Partners Upbeat About Economy and IT Spending in 2011By Ca Technologies, PRNE
Tuesday, February 22, 2011
MORGES, Switzerland, February 23, 2011 - CA Technologies partners are expecting a bright year ahead, with 65%
predicting an improved economy, according to the 2011 CA Technologies Channel
Index. 54% of partners expect a boost in customers' IT spending, in contrast
to the preceding year when budgets were predominantly flat.
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The CA Technologies Channel Index reveals that the largest hikes in IT
expenditure will be found in cloud computing and virtualisation management.
Spending on cloud is set to continue its upward trend of the last two years:
60% of partners expect a rise, compared to 48% last year. 70% expect
increased investment in virtualisation management.
"The Index shows that many of our European partners are looking forward
to an improved economy. With increased spending in cloud computing, our
partners our capitalising on the huge opportunity it provides for growth. CA
Technologies is helping its partners assist their customers with their
journey to the cloud by acting as a single point of management for this
environment," says David Griffiths, VP Partners, Alliances and MSPs in
Europe, CA Technologies.
Over half of partners (53%) say that their customers are benefitting from
the scalability, and 42% from the agility, that cloud provides. Keeping costs
low is also a priority and partners say that customers using cloud are saving
an average of 9.7% from their annual IT budgets.
Different industries are transitioning to the cloud economy at different
speeds. IT/telecoms companies are perceived to be adopting cloud computing
the fastest (66%), followed by the media/internet (57%). Partners identified
the public sector (14%) as showing least inclination to move to cloud.
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environments and enables customers to deliver more flexible IT services. CA
Technologies innovative products and services provide the insight and control
essential for IT organizations to power business agility. The majority of the
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