“We tend to focus on doing maintenance work rather than on strategic initiatives. This will continue in 2012 as we are expecting a global downturn,” said the IT head of a technology company based in Singapore.
“With an economic downturn expected, we may want to consider increasing spending on infrastructure projects,” and government technology chief, also in Singapore, told us.
“We must encourage more participation in the green movement,” said a regional technology leader in agribusiness.
An IT boss in the manufacturing sector said something worrisome: “Labour cost is the main issue for us and reducing headcount seems to be inevitable in the coming months due to lower revenues projected for the coming year.”
His counterpart working for a nonprofit in Hong Kong seems to have a strategy for combating budget issues: “Use virtualisation and cloud computing to save infrastructure investment.”
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