Tech spending is becoming important to more than just the IT department as business executives are increasingly taking control of IT needs, a Forrester report says. A majority of companies polled said that business units use their own budgets to purchase software, hardware and even IT services, with 24% allocating more than 21% of their budget on tech. "The high business spenders are not doing it because it is faster or cheaper than central IT, they are doing it because they see technology as too important to their success not to be involved," Forrester said.

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