IT Management Slideshow: CEO Confidence Shows Sharp Decline

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 07-12-2012

Half Empty

47 is the latest confidence reading of CEOs, down sharply from a score of 63 early this year.

Half Empty

Conditions Weakening

Just 17% of CEOs say conditions have improved compared to six months ago, down significantly from 67% early this year.

Conditions Weakening

Industry Alert

Only 22% of CEOs say conditions have improved for their own industries, down from 42% early this year.

Industry Alert

Improvement Needed

Just 20% of CEOs expect overall economic conditions to improve over the next six months, compared to 59% who felt this way early this year.

Improvement Needed

Shaky Foundation

Only 25% of CEOs expect conditions to improve within their own industries over the next six months, down from about 44% early this year.

Shaky Foundation

In the Black

64% of CEOs expect increases in profits over the next 12 months.

In the Black

Top Profit Drivers for Immediate Future

• Market growth (as cited by 46% of survey participants)• Cost reductions (29%)• New technologies (15%)

Top Profit Drivers for Immediate Future