2011 Year in Review: User Spend Targets Cost, Strategic Projects


Cost control remained the overriding concern for end-user firms in 2011 as they continued to battle the constraints of tight budgets imposed by ongoing economic uncertainly—though there are signs that some firms are beginning to make investments where needed to prepare for expansion as the markets return to health.

At conferences through the year, data managers indicated they are still under pressure to cut costs, but senior management is now giving them authority to make changes, and is holding

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