With the percentage of IT leaders experiencing budget decreases at a four-year high, it seems clear that senior leadership at many organizations expect functions outside of the IT department to drive their own technology initiatives.
IT leaders’ confidence in their ability to meet overall organizational demands rose to all-time highs as compared to previous years.
TEKsystems believes there is a correlation between the decentralization of technology initiatives and spending, and the schism between confidence in meeting organizational demands versus the ability to manage new initiatives.
While networking was a higher priority at the beginning of 2016, the growth of cloud adoption and Internet of Things (IoT) projects has initiated a shift in required IT skill sets.
Programmers and developers, project managers and software engineers remained highly difficult-to-fill positions.
The number of IT leaders expecting budget and full-time staff increases both rose, as did those expecting budget and full-time staff decreases.