So, the recession is here – or at least its in the lobby hanging up its dirty raincoat – but what impact will this have on IT purchasing decisions?

This month Legal Technology Insider's Readers' Poll is back with a series of questions that both law firms and vendors (whether UK, European, American or Asia-Pacific-based) can respond to. We want to check out some of the reports, myths and urban legends surrounding the downturn in IT procurement over the past few weeks.

For example, are organisations really putting their IT plans on hold or even cutting back? And what is the true motivation behind this: concerns about the future – or concern that it doesn’t look good to be investing in IT at a time when you may have to lay off staff?

Visit our legaltechnology.com site and follow the Latest Readers Poll link in the top menu bar. As ever, all responses are strictly anonymous – and we’ll publish the results next month.