IT Leaders Make Do With Modest Budget Increases
Developers and architects remain the only positions to place consistently in the top five most difficult positions to fill in the first half of 2014.Heading into the second half of 2014, 62 percent of IT leaders expected their IT budgets to increase, and at the end of June 2014, just 47 percent reported this to be the case, the exact same percentage reported at the end of March 2014, according to a report from TEKsystems. The survey, which represents the views of 240 IT leaders, including chief technology officers (CTOs), IT vice presidents, IT directors and IT managers as of June 2014, found just more than one-quarter (26 percent) of IT leaders expected their budgets to stay the same, while 12 percent of IT leaders expected their budgets to decrease. Two-thirds (66 percent) of IT leaders said they were confident in their IT department’s ability to satisfy business demands, and at the end of June 2014, 73 percent reported this to be the case, nearly the same percentage reported at the end of March 2014 (72 percent). Throughout the first half of 2014, mobility, security, business intelligence (BI), big data and cloud computing ranked in the top five initiatives having the largest impact on organizations.
Mobility and BI and big data traded spots between first place and third place, while security has consistently maintained the second spot, and cloud computing has ranked either third or fourth.