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  • 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

    Application Development Outsourcing Trends and Customer Experience

    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

  • staff graph updated - Retailers Feeling the Need for More Database Administrators

    Retailers Feeling the Need for More Database Administrators

    : While database administration (DBA) staffing remains steady or has declined in most sectors, the retail/wholesale sector has increased staffing in this area. The COVID-19 pandemic elevated the importance of an online presence in the retail/wholesale sector. This Research Byte provides a summary of our full report on database administration staffing ratios.

    October, 2021

  • Graph Template Outsourcing - Application Development Outsourcing on the Rise

    Application Development Outsourcing on the Rise

    The outsourcing of the application development function grew a noticeable amount in our annual IT Outsourcing Statistics study after a period of slow or no growth. However, this is an outsourcing category that deserves watching, because there are countervailing trends that may result in decreased demand for developers in the near future. This Research Byte summarizes our full report on ERP Adoption Trends and Customer Experience.

    October, 2021