UK firms are planning to increase their IT spend by an average of 13% as they prioritise digital infrastructure investment to boost productivity.
In a survey of 500 IT decision-makers by Brother UK, 84% said they were focusing on boosting productivity to deliver cost savings (59%) and higher profits (54%).
Legacy working practices such as excessive meetings (cited by 35%) and poor IT infrastructure (33%) are seen as the biggest barriers to efficiency.
The top areas for investment are hardware, including printers and tablets (98%); collaboration software (98%); and remote working tools e.g. cloud-based technologies (96%).