Business Software Spending Improving
Business software spending is improving for the first time in three quarters. This is the largest quarterly improvement since January 2011 and represents the best overall spending outlook in the past three years.
Wireless Data Plan Changes
We took a close looks at respondents who said they'll be changing their data plan in the next 90 days. One-in-five (21%) of this group said they'll sign up for a Shared Data Plan (down 4-pts) - a sign of slower growth for this type of plan. At the same time, Unlimited Data Plans (37%) are up 3-pts.
Security Software Purchasing
Security Software continues to lead all other categories in terms of overall projected spending increases, according to our latest Corporate Spending survey. A total of 16% of respondents report their company is increasing Security Software spending over the next 90 days and only 4% decreasing - a net 5-pt improvement since October.
Biggest Problems with TV Providers
In ChangeWave’s latest TV survey, respondents were asked to select the biggest problems they currently experience with their TV service providers. By far the number one complaint was Having Too Many Unwanted Channels (31%). The next closest problems are Outages and Service Issues (9%) and Lack of Good Programming/Channels (8%).
Continued Momentum for Big Screen Smart Phones
Since 2012 ChangeWave surveys have consistently shown strong consumer interest in larger-screen size smart phones. After a pause last quarter likely due to buyer demand for the iPhone releases, the current survey shows another major leap in ‘phablet’ demand. Two-in-five (40%) planned smart phone buyers say they’re most interested in buying a 5 inch screen or larger (up 8-pts).
ChangeWave Research, a service of 451 Research
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