At least that’s what Merrill Lynch concluded from its latest CIO survey.
The survey found that 59 percent of CIOs expect to increase spending in the rest of 2006, up from 47 percent who were expecting an increase as of April. Only 2 percent expect a spending slowdown “due to macroeconomic concerns.”
CIOs are also warming up to Vista. The survey found 15 percent plan to upgrade to Vista in 2007, up from 8 percent in the April survey. Only 39 percent are waiting for clarity about the product, down from 75 percent in the previous survey.
Some are cooling to Linux. The survey found 48 percent of CIOs expect to increase Linux usage this year, down from 59 percent in April.
The survey involved 100 chief information officers in North America.