Flexera 2022

Tech Spend Pulse

We’re now well into 2022, so it’s a good time to take the pulse of how procurement managers and the IT industry are spending budgets, and how it’s helped their digital transformation initiatives.

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Pulse highlights

Here’s a sample of key findings from this year’s pulse report based on an IT spending survey of 501 IT executives from around the world. Scroll to find out more.

Top 3 priorities for
technology initiatives

Chart: Top 3 priorities for technology initiatives

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Percentage of respondents
expecting a change in
their IT budgets

Significant decrease
Slightly decrease
Slightly increase
Significant increase

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Top spend
optimization challenges

Somewhat of a challenge
Very much of a challenge

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Challenges in IT
decision making

Somewhat of a challenge
Very much of a challenge

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Percent of annual spend in the following categories

Chart: Percent of annual spend in the following categories

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This pulse picks up where previous Flexera State of Tech Spend reports left off, providing a high-level perspective on technology and spend issues that concern senior procurement and IT leaders as they develop strategies and make decisions that influence the trajectory of their businesses.

Methodology

The Flexera 2022 Tech Spend Pulse survey tapped 501 global technology executives and high-level managers with significant knowledge of their organizations’ overall budgets. They represent a broad cross-section of industries.

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This year’s respondents come from organizations of 2,000 or more employees, with almost half (48%) from organizations with more than 10,000 employees.

What size is your organization?

27%

2,001–5,000

25%

5,001–10,000

48%

10,001+

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