As IT spending increases, efficiency stressed in IT resource allocation

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July 17, 2012
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The IT job market has been analyzed and broken down repeatedly since the June unemployment numbers were released by the Labor Department. While the overall numbers have been debated to a number of meanings, when individual industries are explored, a different picture can emerge. The manufacturing industry, for example, is gearing up for increased IT spending in a number of avenues, except for staffing.

An increase in IT spending paired with limited IT payroll additions, leads IT Principals to think outside the box when completing IT initiatives. IT hiring is shifting from permanent placement to a more project-based staffing method or outsourcing. Solution Providers are becoming a more valued resource as they offer unique talent to answer evolving IT challenges.

A new survey from Computer Economics surveyed more than 200 firms in the U.S. and Canada and found that economic worries and budget concerns are forcing IT Principals to be smarter with their spending.

According to the survey, the manufacturing market is increasing its IT spending by 3 to 5 percent this year, compared to 2.2 percent in overall markets. Headcount is expected to be increased by 40 percent by all IT organizations, but only by 33 percent in the manufacturing industry. IT spending is where manufacturing takes over with a predicted 4 percent increase, as opposed to 2 percent overall.

With the change in IT staffing practices, IT Principals are looking for new resources that can answer rising IT challenges. As technology continue to evolve and impact enterprises on a greater level, having the adaptable talent that can implement these new strategies is essential. VARs and Integrators that are partnered with VAR Staffing have a step up on offering top solution architects and engineers.

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