5 Emerging Trends Affecting IT Staff In The Recovery
A Hudson IT Whitepaper
The height of the recent economic downturn was a time to cancel and delay projects, and IT fell in
line with organizational cutbacks of both permanent and contract staff. Some organizations went
beyond trimming the metaphorical fat and cut deeply into the meat and muscle of their IT
departments. Valuable skills were lost in the purge.
Companies are seeing a change, according to Dougall McBurnie, CIO of Healthscope. Whereas a CIO might have been able to 'make do' before the downturn, this is no longer possible. "It’s kind of like the perfect storm," says McBurnie, "except CIOs have three independent storms all hitting at once. The business has turned around and asked to get 50 projects up and going, and they need them all yesterday, but IT has lost its flexible resource pool."
As we move into an economic recovery phase, Hudson sought to understand how the people
within our clients' IT organizations are most affected. Aside from the obvious effects of staff
reductions, a handful of trends are emerging.
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