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NOW IS THE TIME.2009 ConsultNet Technology Stafng Outlook
News headlines tell us economic times are tough, but now is not the time or standing on the sidelines hoping to make it through the year. Now is the time to take advantage o your competitors, many o which are waitingor times to improve, and leap-rog ahead. Recessionary conditions are ripe with opportunity to orge careerpaths and strengthen business strategies. In the ollowing report, ConsultNet provides a concise outlook or the Inormation Technology and Engineering industries in 2009 and oers suggestions to IT proessionals andorganizations alike on how to take advantage o the opportunities still available.
IT Spending and Stafng Projections or 2009
Despite the “doom and gloom” message o the current economy taking center stage, we need to look deeper athow decision-makers are responding to current economic conditions to ully understand what to expect or thecoming year. A recent survey conducted by Computer Economics questioned IT executives about their spendingplans or 2009. The results o the survey paint an interesting picture:-1-
2009 IT Spending Forecast: No Growthhttp://www.computereconomics.com/article.cm?id=1409&tag=rbspot
“More IT organizations are cutting IT spending this quarter than was the case earlier this year,but the cost-cutting is not nearly as draconian asone might assume by reading the business newsheadlines. Furthermore, IT spending cuts do notinclude widespread reduction in IT stang levels.Essentially, at the median, IT executives expectIT spending and stang growth to both be fat in2009.”
To help illustrate how the turmoil in the nancialmarkets has aected IT spending and stanglevels, Computer Economics surveyed ITorganizations to provide a quick glimpse o how their budgets were currently being aected