Computer Economics Appoints New Vice President of Research

July, 2016

Irvine, Calif. — Computer Economics Inc. announces the appointment of Dave Wagner as Vice President Research. Dave assumes the responsibilities of John Longwell, who is retiring but will continue to serve in an advisory capacity as Vice President Research, Emeritus.

Before joining Computer Economics earlier this year, Wagner was an executive editor for United Business Media’s InformationWeek and previously an assistant editor with the MIT Sloan Management Review. He now oversees the firm’s annual surveys and research projects.

Longwell ably lead Computer Economics’ research group for nine years, expanding its offerings and improving the quality of its research.

“I hope to build on John’s legacy,” Wagner said. “Computer Economics has been a trusted source for IT metrics for years because of John’s efforts. I want to make sure that doesn’t change, and I’m hoping to find new ways to serve our clients with research that helps them make the best decisions possible.”

“We’ve been planning this transition for some time,” said President, Frank Scavo. “Dave, along with our new research director, Tom Dunlap, have already started to make an impact by increasing our analysis of new developments in the tech industry and what they mean for end-user organizations.”

Most recently, Wagner successfully assumed responsibility for the Computer Economics annual IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study, which was published in June. He is now preparing for the annual IT salary survey and the worldwide technology trends survey, to be launched later this year.

About Computer Economics

Computer Economics provides research and advisory services on the strategic and financial management of information technology. Our clients include IT end-user organizations and major consulting firms in North America and around the world. Our IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study, published annually since 1990, is the definitive source of IT benchmarking data.

Other annual studies include Technology Trends, an assessment of technology adoption, spending, and economic experience; IT Outsourcing Statistics, which provides data on the use of and experience with IT outsourcing; IT Management Best Practices, which measure adoption trends of strategic IT practices; and IT Staffing Ratios, a series of benchmarking studies with metrics for 15 IT job functions.

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