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Top enterprise IT spending trends and priorities of 2014

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IT automation tools and energy efficiency headline 2014 priorities

Source:  Brian Linnehan/TechTarget Data provided by: TechTarget

As enterprise IT infrastructure evolves, so does the clarion call for IT automation, which allows IT staff to ease up on day-to-day data center tasks and allocate their time and energies to more strategic projects.

One in five respondents to TechTarget's latest IT Priorities survey plans to increase the use of cloud management and IT automation tools in business, which also allows companies consolidate and reduce costs. Meanwhile, 52% of respondents intend to buy new hardware to expand their organization's computing capacity and boost energy efficiency, and 38% plan on dedicating more spending to cloud computing services -- also key elements to data center automation and efficiency.

Learn more about 2014 IT priorities in the data center.

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