CIOs Are Upbeat About Job, Leadership Presence

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 06-12-2014 Email

All things considered, CIOs are in a good state of mind these days. The dark days when they had to squeeze IT budgets and trim headcount due to the Great Recession are behind, as tech budgets appear to be on the rise, according to a new survey from Harvey Nash. On a more personal level, the vast majority of CIOs say they feel fulfilled in their current role, even if many express intentions to pursue a different job in the near future. Sure, there are issues to resolve—especially the retention of top IT performers—but CIOs express overall encouragement about their present and future. "[CIOs] are focusing on adding value to their organizations rather than focusing exclusively on the relentless assault on costs," writes Jonathan Mitchell, chairman of Harvey Nash's global CIO practice, in the report's executive summary. "Skills are in demand and technology is making an ever bigger impact on people's lives and the fortunes of corporations and public sector bodies alike…. It's clear that it is indeed a great time to be an IT Leader." Harvey Nash is a global professional recruitment firm and IT outsourcing service provider. More than 3,200 CIOs and tech leaders took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here.

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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