Survey results also indicate hardware refresh and upgrades are a top
ETOBICOKE, ON, Dec. 5, 2012 /CNW/ - According to a recent customer
survey from CDW Canada, a leading provider of technology solutions for
Canadian organizations in the public and private sectors, many Canadian
organizations indicate an increased IT budget in 2013 compared to in
2012. Additionally, hardware refresh and upgrades were noted as one of
the highest IT priorities for companies in the new year.
"Refreshing technology on a regular basis can help organizations
increase productivity levels, improve overall efficiencies and save on
costs in the long term. With many organizations noting an increased IT
budget year-over-year, businesses will be able to take advantage of the
benefits of a technology refresh in 2013 to become more productive and
competitive in the marketplace," says Daniel Reio, Director of
Marketing for CDW Canada
Forty-four per cent of respondents stated their IT budget for 2013 is
more than in 2012, up 10 per cent from last year's response to a
similar question. When asked about key drivers that influence a
business' IT spend, productivity gains were noted by 43 per cent, new
technology/solutions by 34 per cent and cost reduction by 15 per cent.
Survey respondents were also asked to identify their technology
priorities for 2013. Hardware refresh/upgrades ranked highest followed
by wireless/mobility and software refresh/upgrades.
"Hardware and software refresh and upgrades have become a top priority
for our customers," says Reio. "Windows 8 will drive adoption of new
tablet and laptop form factors for customers who want to interact via
The survey, conducted by CDW Canada between October 1 and November 21,
2012, asked customers about their use of technology and IT plans for
2013. Survey respondents ranged from small to mid-size businesses
(SMBs) to large enterprises of 500 employees and more.
About CDW Canada
CDW Canada Inc. (http://www.cdw.ca/) is a leading provider of technology solutions for organizations in the
public and private sectors. As a trusted advisor for small and medium
sized enterprises (SMEs), CDW Canada provides a single destination for
organizations to research, inquire or purchase virtually any technology
solution that they require. Customers benefit from one-on-one
relationships with knowledgeable account managers who are backed by a
team of highly certified IT specialists. Through successful
partnerships with more than 350 leading technology manufacturers, CDW
Canada draws from a comprehensive selection of 160,000 technology
products to help customers find the best technology to meet their
unique business needs. Headquartered in Etobicoke, Ontario, CDW Canada
is a wholly owned subsidiary of Vernon Hills, Illinois-based CDW
Corporation, ranked No. 270 on the FORTUNE 500. In 2011, CDW Canada
ranked #25 on Best Workplaces in Canada.
SOURCE: CDW Canada Inc.
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