Q1 Budgets Fall, Fewer Security Experts Hired

By Karen A. Frenkel  |  Posted 05-28-2014 Email

TEKsystems' new "Quarterly IT Reality Check" survey finds smaller tech budgets in the first quarter, but more IT leaders who are confident about their ability to meet business demands. Security experts and big data talent, however, are more difficult to hire. The study compares current market conditions to spending, skills needs, and other impact areas reported in the company's Annual IT Forecast released last November. It represents the views of 244 IT leaders, including CIOs, CTOs, IT vice presidents, IT directors and managers. "Budget optimism was a little overstated as it has impacted initial hiring," says TEKsystems Research Manager Jason Hayman. "As IT leaders continue to see how well their IT department can satisfy their organization's business needs, it will be interesting to see how conditions continue to develop, either falling in line with or skewing further away from expectations, and how organizations will adapt." For more about the survey, click here.

Karen A. Frenkel writes about technology and innovation and lives in New York City.


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