IT executives are responding to the sluggish economy with mixed plans for IT spending, according to the latest Enterprise IT Services Survey conducted by market research firm Forrester Inc.

Forresters’s new survey confirms the results of a recent report predicting worldwide IT spending to decline 5.2% in 2009. A majority of organizations are cutting IT budgets. Regionally, Europe has the most significant decreases, with 63% of respondents saying that they will have to reduce IT budgets and only 6% saying that they will increase spending, according to the report (“The State Of Enterprise IT Services: 2009”). Similarly, 59% of U.S. respondents are reducing their IT budgets, and only 13% are increasing.

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