Computer Economics Expands Research Team

April, 2016

Computer Economics, Irvine, Calif., expanded its research team this month with the hiring of two Silicon Valley technology industry journalists as research directors.

Dave Wagner, most recently an executive editor for United Business Media’s InformationWeek and previously an assistant editor with the MIT Sloan Management Review, will take charge of the research firm’s major projects, including its industry-leading IT Spending and Staffing Benchmarks study and the IT Management Best Practices study.

In his new role, Tom Dunlap will be responsible for expanding Computer Economics analyst coverage of IT staffing, outsourcing, and technology trends. He has held editorial positions with technology news outlets JupiterMedia and CNET and the market research firm Apps Run The World.

They will both report to John Longwell, vice president of research for Computer Economics.

“I am very excited to be welcoming Dave and Tom aboard,” company president Frank Scavo said. “Our growth is enabling us to put a team in place that will not only bring greater depth to our existing research but also allow us to develop new products to better serve our expanding subscriber base.”

“As a bonus, Dave and Tom give us a greater presence in the Bay Area during this period of substantial technological change and emerging opportunities,” he added.

About Computer Economics

Computer Economics, Inc. 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. 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 14 IT job functions.

In addition to these major studies, we publish IT management advisories on various issues of concern to IT managers. These reports are made available through our website. For further information on our custom benchmarking services, website subscriptions, advisory reports, and other services, please contact our office or visit our website at