In a recent customer survey, Wasp asked its small-business customers to estimate their technology spending for the remainder of 2009. Survey respondents overall appeared cautious, with only 19% intending to increase IT spending for the second half of the year. Forty-one percent plan to spend the same amount as they did in the first half of 2009, while the remaining 40% expect to spend less.
However, companies that previously invested in productivity solutions to track inventory or assets have a much more positive attitude toward IT spending: 31% plan to increase IT investments for the remainder of 2009, while another 39% expect their IT dollars to remain the same. Only 30% of these businesses intend to spend less.
Wasp offers barcode-based productivity technologies for inventory control and asset tracking. The company says it designs its products specifically for the needs of small businesses.