Technology professionals want to deliver business value, but it's hard to break out of the vicious circle of underfunding and catch-up. That's the main takeaway from InformationWeek's 2013 IT Spending Priorities Survey of more than 500 IT pros who set, manage or have a working knowledge of the tech budgets at their companies.

Although only 20 respondents who added comments to their survey referred to underfunding or doing more with less, other data points from our survey confirm that IT funding continues to be a big issue. One of the more plaintive cries came from a respondent who says IT continues to be viewed "as a cost center to be constantly cut and underfunded, not as an innovative investment that allows business tech to support and enhance business growth strategies." In other words: We want to be a strategic partner, but our employers aren't letting us. Read full story on InformationWeek

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