Accountants get more out of IT than lawyers

By Neasa MacErlean

11 December 2015 at 09:00 BST

Accountants are more satisfied with their IT systems and are expecting to spend more on them next year than their colleagues in the law, according to research from CompTIA, the global IT industry association.


In a survey of 600 firms in accounting, law and marketing, CompTIA found that accountancy practices 'report notably higher satisfaction rates than law firms (net 88 per cent vs 69 per cent).' 

Mindest has shifted

When asked about their expenditure plans, '21 per cent of accounting firms and 18 per cent of law firms say they intend to boost IT spending by 10 per cent or more over the next 12 months', according to the researchers. Looking at how attitudes have changed in these sectors, Tim Herbert, senior vice president, research and market intelligence at CompTIA, said: 'The mindset has shifted from the basic management of IT infrastructure as simply 'keeping the lights on' to a concentrated focus on innovation, integration and intelligence.' Source: PR NewsWire


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