In pictures: 10 trends in IT spending for 2014

After years of maintenance-only spending, IT leaders are ready to invest. Find out which technologies - and which IT professionals - are pulling down the dough.

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Across-the-board spending increases Spending increases will be directed to mobile, cloud, security, storage and big data/business intelligence initiatives.

The findings show high demand for mobile access to data and applications, along with a need to bulk up the cloud, security and storage aspects of infrastructure to accommodate new computing preferences. Even the areas with the least amount of new investment -- CRM, social and ERP -- will get increases in spending, say one-third of IT leaders surveyed.

"Market leaders are taking advantage of technologies that expand and extend the touchpoints within the business process," explains TEKsystems' Hayman. "As for security, if you're gathering and maintaining more data, and making data available in a variety of formats, it needs to be secured."

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