Innovation doesn't come cheap, and IT investment is something that goes beyond just throwing money and coming up with a new idea.
The folks over at CA Technologies have polled hundreds of IT companies around the world to come up with some very interesting statistics related to IT investment and future innovation. Despite being in a down economy, it turns out that IT investment is actually on the rise. 50 percent of companies have increased their IT spending, while only 14 percent are cutting back. There are some troubling statistics within the world of IT investment as well, such as companies having trouble deciding where to invest their dollars and under staffing concerns.
As it turns out, you can just throw money at people until they come up with the next iPod or Google maps, it takes some creative thinking too, and you can't put a dollar amount on innovative thinking.