65% of businesses to spend money on anti-spyware

65% of businesses said they plan to put money into protecting their systems from malicious and prying software programs in 2005. While 69% of large enterprises said they would purchase anti-spyware tools in 2005, only 53% of small and medium businesses said they’d go for such protection. Almost 40% of respondents failed to put a number to the total number of their machines that have been infected. According to the rest, about 17% of their systems had already suffered from spyware, a number Forrester expects to climb to 25% within 12 months.