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August 2006 IT Organization Survey: CIOs Expect IT Organizations to Keep Growing

By Allan Alter  |  Posted 2006-08-09 Print this article Print

Despite outsourcing fears, IT organizations are actually growing, particularly at small and mid-size companies—and CIOs expect them to keep growing.

The first set of results from our new IT Organization survey reveals that the future of IT is brighter than many think. IT organizations grew 3.8% on average during the past 12 months, and 45% of respondents expect their companies to add full-time staff in the next year. The need for IT labor is leading companies to hire more outsourcers and contractors, but not necessarily at the expense of their in-house staff. In fact, only 27% of the companies that have cut back their full time IT staff say outsourcing is a reason. The bottom line: there's little indication that IT organizations are withering away, despite the many changes taking place.

For more data and analysis, see CIO Insight 's Research Center blog at go.cioinsight.com/researchcentral

Research Guide:

  • Finding 1: IT organizations are getting larger, not smaller.
  • Finding 2: Large companies are relying on contractors, outsourcers and H1B visa holders.

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    Executive Editor

    Allan Alter has been a specialist on information technology management, strategy and leadership for many years. Most recently, he was editor-in-chief and the director of new content development for the MIT Sloan Management Review. He has been a columnist and department editor at Computerworld, where he won three awards from the American Society of Business Press Editors. Previously he was a special projects editor, senior editor and senior writer for CIO magazine. Earlier, Alter was an associate editor for Mass High Tech. He has edited two books: The Squandered Computer: Evaluating the Business Alignment of Business Technologies and Redesigning the Firm.

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