FORECAST CHARTS

If you expect your IT employee headcount to increase, for which types of skills will you be hiring in the next 12 months?

Programming/application development 49%
Help desk/technical support 37%
Networking 31%
Mobile applications and device management 27%
Project management 25%
Database administration 24%
Security 21%
Business intelligence/analytics 18%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

Which of these skills do you expect it will be most difficult to hire for?

Among respondents who expect an increase in IT employee headcount in the next 12 months

Programming/application development 32%
Business intelligence/analytics 21%
Mobile applications and device management 17%
Project management 14%
Security 14%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

Aside from core IT skills, which of these characteristics or attributes are most important to you in an IT hire?

Among respondents who expect an increase in IT employee headcount in the next 12 months

Ability to collaborate or work in a team 66%
Ability to communicate with business users 62%
Innovation or creativity 51%
Leadership skills 21%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

Tech areas where you expect to increase spending significantly in the next 12 months:

Security 42%
Cloud computing 40%
Virtualization 38%
Wireless/mobile 37%
Business analytics 36%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

Tech areas where you expect to decrease spending significantly in the next 12 months:

Hardware 24%
Software, on-premises 16%
Data center consolidation 13%
IT/network services management 13%
Unified communications 12%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

Which of these are business priorities for your company in the next 12 months?

Containing costs 65%
Optimizing and automating business processes 55%
Optimizing existing investments 48%
Accelerating business process and agility 45%
Improving collaboration with business 34%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

What do you expect will be your single biggest leadership challenge in the next 12 months?

Budget constraints/economic pressures 26%
Managing expectations/business alignment 14%
Security 11%
Managing projects 10%
Managing personnel 7%
Improving customer service 7%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

Which disruptive technologies are most likely to have an impact on your organization over the next three to five years?

Social networking 19%
Cloud/SaaS 18%
Self-service IT 11%
Predictive analytics 10%
Mobile payments 6%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

In the next 12 months, do you anticipate needing to add bandwidth to your organization's infrastructure to keep pace with the burgeoning use of mobile devices and cloud computing?

Yes 53%
No 32%
Not sure 14%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

In the next 12 months, do you anticipate allowing employees to bring more fewer or the same number of consumer devices/technologies into your organization?

More 54%
Less 5%
The same 29%
We do not plan to allow consumer devices 12%

Source: Computerworld Forecast survey; base: 221 IT executive respondents; June 2013

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