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Posted June 13, 2012 by

CIOs Expect Small IT Hiring Increase in Third Quarter of 2012

While there may be some job losses in IT, CIOs expect hiring in this field to remain steady.

Most chief information officers (CIOs) plan to maintain their current IT staffing levels in the third quarter of 2012, according to the just-released Robert Half Technology IT Hiring Index and Skills Report. In the latest quarterly survey, 5 percent of CIOs interviewed said they expect to expand their IT departments, and 4 percent anticipate cutbacks, for a net 1 percent projected increase in hiring activity. Eighty-nine percent of those surveyed plan no change in personnel levels, up four points from the second quarter.

In the same study, 76 percent of technology executives said they are somewhat or very optimistic about their companies’ growth prospects in the next three months, and 82 percent feel confident in their firms’ third-quarter investment in IT projects. (more…)

Posted May 09, 2012 by

One in Three Firms Allow Employees Network Access Using Personal Smartphones or Other Devices

You might be tech savvy, but that doesn’t mean your employer will give you an all access pass inside the company.

Most technology executives aren’t yet allowing employees to access the company network using their personal smartphones and other technology tools, a concept known as “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD), a new Robert Half Technology survey shows. Only one-third (33 percent) of chief information officers (CIOs) interviewed said employees can access their companies’ corporate networks using their personal smartphones, tablets, computers or other devices. (more…)

Posted April 30, 2012 by

IT Hiring Expected in 2nd Quarter of 2012; Tips for College Grads Who Want IT Jobs

IT job seekers should expect to see more jobs created in the second quarter of 2012.  That is good news for college graduates in this career field.  Here is more information on IT hiring in the near term, as well as what college graduates can do to improve their chances of getting a job in the sector. (more…)

Posted April 12, 2012 by

Survey of CIOs Reveals Strangest Help Desk Requests

If you plan to work the help desk as part of an IT department for a company or organization, don’t be surprised to receive some interesting requests.

 

“Can you help me fix my toilet?” Believe it or not, the person who asked this question was calling his company’s IT help desk, not the plumber. It’s just one of the unusual requests chief information officers (CIOs) said they or their support staff have received, according to a new Robert Half Technology survey. These types of inquiries aren’t all that bizarre for help desk professionals, and they demonstrate it often takes patience, as well as technical know-how, to assist colleagues at work. (more…)

Posted February 13, 2012 by

Half of CIOs Say Their Firms Have or Will Offer a Mobile Application in 2012

Got Mobile?

“There’s an app for that” may apply to nearly half of U.S. businesses before the year is over, a new survey by Robert Half Technology shows. Twenty-seven percent of CIOs polled recently said their companies already offer a mobile application, while another 22 percent said they plan to offer one in 2012.

CIOs were asked, “Has your company developed a mobile application for customers and clients, or do you plan to offer one in the next 12 months?” Their responses: (more…)