Fewer Data Center Jobs Mean Technology Delays for Enterprises

By ServerWatch Staff (Send Email)
Posted May 14, 2010

Are IT Staffing Issues Delaying New Technology? Some say yes, "Implementing new technologies companywide often requires substantial staff and unique skill sets that many IT departments don't have immediately available," said Dave Willmer, executive director of Robert Half Technology. CIO Update investigates.

Many IT departments lack the staff and skill sets to upgrade their enterprise's technology infrastructure.

Do your company's computers still use floppy disk drives or take 20 minutes to boot up? Probably not but, if you are (or even if it just feels like you are), a new survey shows you might be alone. Nearly two-thirds (64 percent) of CIOs interviewed by Robert Half Technology (RHT) said IT staffing (or lack of) in their company's IT department interferes at least somewhat with their ability to implement innovative or emerging technologies.

CIOs were asked, "To what extent, if any, does understaffing in your IT department affect your company's ability to implement innovative or new technologies?" Their responses:

Read the rest of "Are IT Staffing Issues Delaying New Technology?" at CIO Update.

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