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  • Desktop Support Staff - Desktop Support Staffing Ratios 2022

    Desktop Support Staffing Ratios 2022

    When viewed as a percentage of the total IT staff, the percentage of desktop support personnel remains essentially unchanged. In this study, we use four metrics for benchmarking: desktop support staff as a percentage of the IT staff, PCs per desktop support staff member, applications per desktop support staff member, and users per support staff member. We also assess these ratios by organization size and sector. In addition, we provide benchmarks for the end-user support group, comprised of desktop support, help desk support, and IT training/documentation staff. We conclude with strategies for improving the efficiency of desktop support staff.

    January, 2022

  • ComputerEconomicsITmgmt2021 1 - IT Management and Administration Staffing Ratios 2021

    IT Management and Administration Staffing Ratios 2021

    When it comes to IT managers, it is important to find the sweet spot. Too many, and the IT group can become top-heavy and bureaucratic, too few and IT staff members can feel unsupported and without direction. This report examines how many IT managers a well-run IT organization typically requires, along with staffing metrics for two related administrative functions: IT finance/vendor management and administrative support. To benchmark IT management, we use two metrics: IT managers as a percentage of the IT staff and users per IT manager. We provide metrics for small, midsize, and large organizations. To provide further perspective, we consider the five-year trend in IT managers as an average percentage of the IT staff.

    January, 2022

  • Trend in Network Support Staff as a Percentage of IT Staff fixed - Network Support Staffing Ratios 2021

    Network Support Staffing Ratios 2021

    Computer networks are more important than ever. Although the level of network support staffing has plateaued in previous years, there are signs of resurgence. This report will help IT managers determine whether their organization is keeping pace with improvements in network management by comparing their network support staffing ratios against industry benchmarks. We provide four benchmarks: network support staff as a percentage of the IT staff, network support staff as a percentage of the Network and Communications Group, network devices per network support staff member, and users per network support staff member. We provide benchmarks by organization size and sector. We conclude with recommendations for optimizing the cost of network support staff.

    December, 2021

  • RFID - RFID Adoption Trends and Customer Experience 2021

    RFID Adoption Trends and Customer Experience 2021

    Radio-frequency identification is gaining ground in certain industry sectors and applications where its benefits are clear. Although RFID may one day become even more widespread than barcodes, it will take longer than its advocates hope for. This report quantifies the current adoption and investment trends for RFID technology as well as the benefits driving companies to expand their RFID implementations. We assess these trends by organization size and sector and examine the ROI and TCO experiences of adopters. We conclude with practical advice for planning new investments in RFID technologies.

    December, 2021

  • IT Salary Report 2022 - IT Salary Report 2022

    IT Salary Report 2022

    The report is based on our annual survey of representative IT organizations on median salaries and bonuses paid to their IT professionals for positions under study along with other sources of pay data and the US Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) compensation data. The study also includes job definitions for each position covered.

    December, 2021

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    HCM Adoption Trends and Customer Experience 2021

    Human capital management (HCM) systems are becoming increasingly essential as business leaders recognize that success depends on recruiting and retaining the best people. But while the adoption rate for HCM systems is high, there are challenges in deploying them. This report quantifies the current adoption and investment trends for HCM technology as well as the benefits driving companies to expand their HCM implementations. We assess these trends by organization size, sector, and geography as well as the ROI and TCO experiences of adopters. We conclude with practical advice for planning new investments in HCM systems.

    November, 2021

  • Security Adoption and Customer Experience Profile - IT Security Technology Adoption and Customer Experience 2021

    IT Security Technology Adoption and Customer Experience 2021

    Organizations in all industries and of all sizes need IT security technology, and with threats on the rise the investment rate is the highest of any category of technology that we track. However, return on investment is not as rosy, with security technology earning a moderate rating for ROI. This report examines adoption trends for IT security technology of all types, from basic capabilities such as firewalls and spam filtering to more advanced tools such as incident detection. We analyze the adoption rate, investment rate, and economic experience for security technology overall. We conclude with recommendations for ensuring the success of IT security technology investments.

    November, 2021

  • Trend in Web - Web/E-Commerce Staffing Ratios 2021

    Web/E-Commerce Staffing Ratios 2021

    Web/e-commerce support staffing has been generally flat as a share of the typical IT staff over the past five years. But the COVID-19 pandemic has led to a substantial increase in digital interactions with customers, partners, and suppliers. Therefore, we expect staffing demands to increase for web/e-commerce personnel in the coming years. This Research Byte summarizes the five-year trend in web/e-commerce staffing ratios.

    November, 2021

  • Serverr Support Staffing Ratios 1 - Server Support Staffing Ratios 2021

    Server Support Staffing Ratios 2021

    Although the demand for server support personnel has declined since 2012, in recent years there have been small increases, indicating a flattening of the staffing ratio. How many server support staff members does an organization need today? To answer that question, we provide four key benchmarks: server support staff as a percentage of the IT staff, users per server support staff member, physical servers per server support staff member, and OS instances per server support staff member. We provide these metrics for small, midsize, and large organizations. We also assess how industry sector can influence server support staffing metrics. We conclude with recommendations for improving server support productivity.

    November, 2021

  • Business Analyst Staffing Ratios - Business Analyst Staffing Ratios 2021

    Business Analyst Staffing Ratios 2021

    Business analysts as a percentage of the IT staff has risen from its previous decline, and we expect that this will be the trend. The business analyst serves as a bridge between the IT organization and business users. It is a multifaceted role that is important for ensuring that IT application systems meet business objectives. In this study, we assess staffing levels for the business analysts using four metrics: business analysts as a percentage of the IT staff, business analysts as a percentage of the delivery group, applications per business analyst, and users per business analyst. We also present ratios by organization size and sector.

    November, 2021

  • Business Analytics - Business and Data Analytics Adoption and Customer Experience 2021

    Business and Data Analytics Adoption and Customer Experience 2021

    IT organizations continue to devour data at unprecedented rates, and adoption and investment in business and data analytics tools are reaching new highs. But there are some headwinds that could slow that growth. This report examines adoption and investment trends for business and data analytics of all types, providing insight into how many organizations have the technology in place, how many are implementing it, and how many are expanding investments in new capabilities. To give additional insight, we look at the ROI and TCO experience of those that have adopted the technology. Finally, we recommend steps for a successful implementation.

    November, 2021

  • 5 year help desk - Help Desk Staffing Ratios 2021

    Help Desk Staffing Ratios 2021

    The help desk not only plays a key role in maintaining user productivity, but it also serves as the day-to-day face of the IT organization. This report provides staffing benchmarks for the help desk (service desk). We look at the trend in help desk staffing over a five-year period and provide five benchmarks by organization size and sector: help desk staff as a percentage of the IT staff, users per help desk staff member, applications per help desk staff member, first-call resolution rate, and help desk tickets per end-user support staff member. Because companies organize the end-user support function in different ways, we also provide benchmarks for a combined help desk and desktop support staff. We conclude with recommendations on optimizing help desk staffing levels.

    October, 2021

  • staff graph updated - Database Administration Staffing Ratios 2021

    Database Administration Staffing Ratios 2021

    As enterprises collect more data and connect more applications, they must ensure that data is secure, reliable, and accessible. But despite these increased demands, companies are restraining the growth in their database administration staff. This report helps IT managers determine whether they are keeping pace with industry standards by providing four benchmarks: database administrators (DBAs) as a percentage of the IT staff, DBAs as a percentage of the Data Center Group, users per DBA, and business applications per DBA. We present benchmarks for small, midsize, and large organizations and examine the influence by sector on these benchmarks. We conclude with best practices for optimizing DBA staffing.

    October, 2021

  • Graph Template Outsourcing - Application Development Outsourcing Trends and Customer Experience 2021

    Application Development Outsourcing Trends and Customer Experience 2021

    The outsourcing of the application development function grew a noticeable amount in our annual IT Outsourcing Statistics study after two years being stuck at a lower percentage. Why the uptick? For starters, there is much going on in the application development universe. This report examines adoption trends and customer experience with application development outsourcing. We report on the percentage of organizations outsourcing it (frequency), the average amount of work outsourced (level), and the change in the amount of work being outsourced (trend). We also present data on the cost and service experience and on how these trends differ by organization size and sector. We conclude with guidelines to consider when outsourcing application development.

    October, 2021

  • fig1CRMTechTrend2021 - CRM Adoption Trends and Customer Experience 2021

    CRM Adoption Trends and Customer Experience 2021

    Customer relationship management (CRM) systems are one of the most widely adopted categories of enterprise applications, and investment in new CRM capabilities continues to grow. This report provides an overview of key concepts in the CRM space. We also examine CRM adoption and investment trends, showing how many organizations have the technology in place, how many are in the process of implementing it, and how many are expanding implementations. We then look at the return on investment (ROI) experience, total cost of ownership (TCO) experience, and which type of applications are the most popular. We conclude with recommendations to ensure CRM implementation success and to encourage user adoption.

    September, 2021