Workplace Slideshow: CIO IT Hiring Plans Open Up in 2nd Half 2010
By Dennis McCafferty | Posted 08-16-2010
Belt-tightening driven by a long-running recession has restricted tech budgets and frozen IT hiring at many enterprises. The good news: A survey of 1,070 IT decision makers in the private- and public-sector level (including those at federal, state and local government agencies) indicates that CIOs are optimistic about IT hiring and technology spending for the rest of 2010. The survey results are detailed in the CDW IT Monitor, an ongoing study that has been tracking IT sentiment since the beginning of the recession. "Despite recent economic volatility, many IT decision makers have remained cautiously optimistic about budgets and anticipated IT investment," said Thomas E. Richards, president and COO of CDW. "As we head into the second half of the year, that optimism is beginning to extend to IT hiring expectations in some sectors. While this positive IT job outlook is still emerging and hasn't yet translated across all sectors of the IT marketplace, it remains an encouraging indicator of future growth."