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    IT Outlook for 2021 Depends on Where You Stand

    Last year did not go according to plan. Two months after we published our Worldwide IT Spending and Staffing Outlook for 2020, the world’s economies began to shut down. Businesses transformed overnight. Our prediction of “positive, but some hints of trouble brewing” in 2020 turned out to be a bit of an understatement. Because 2020 was not the easiest year to predict, do not expect easy answers when it comes to 2021. But in this, our annual study of the IT spending and staffing outlook for the new year, we find that IT leaders worldwide have a surprisingly positive outlook on the year ahead. This research byte summarizes the full study.

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    Factors Behind the Decline in Application Development Staffing

    The way that enterprise applications are internally developed and maintained has changed, causing the ratio of application developers to dip again for the third straight year. App developers are some of the highest-paid IT personnel, so it is vital that IT leaders periodically assess this staffing ratio. This research byte summarizes our full report, Application Developer Staffing Ratios.

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    Insurance Digital Services 2021-2022 RadarView™

    The Insurance Digital Services 2021-2022 RadarView™ report provides information to assist enterprises in charting out their action plan for digital transformation. It identifies key global service providers and system integrators that can expedite their digital transformation journey. It also brings out detailed capability and experience analyses of leading vendors to assist insurers in identifying strategic partners. The 103-page report also highlights key industry trends in the insurance space and Avasant’s viewpoint on them.

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    IT Staffing Ratios: Benchmarking Metrics and Analysis for 16 Key IT Job Functions

    This special publication bundles the entire collection of our reports on IT staffing ratios. The IT functions covered include IT management, project management, help desk, desktop support, business analysts, server support, network support, application developers, application maintenance, ERP support, database administration, data management, IT quality assurance, IT security, web/e-commerce and communication systems. This special collection is a valuable source of information for IT executives interested in benchmarking their staffing levels with those of similar organizations. (312 pp., 127 figs.)

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    Neglect of Encryption a Prescription for Disaster

    Encryption is a best practice for protecting sensitive or confidential information, and it has long since moved into the IT mainstream. Yet our research shows that there are still many companies practicing encryption informally or inconsistently, which can have serious consequences. This research byte summarizes our full report, Encryption Adoption and Best Practices.

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    ERP Support Staffing Ratios 2021

    For many IT organizations, enterprise resource planning (ERP) systems are at the center of the application portfolio. In this report, we analyze ERP support requirements in several ways. First, we look at the ERP support staffing ratio, which is the number of ERP users divided by the number of ERP support personnel. We then assess this ratio by the size of the ERP installation. We also examine the data to determine the ratios by vendor. We examine the ratio by sector, age of installation, years since last upgrade, extent of modification, and type of deployment (on-premises, cloud, or hosted) as well. Finally, we provide recommendations on optimizing ERP staffing levels. (20 pp., 10 fig.)

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    Residual Value Forecasts – January 2021

    This article provides a gateway for searching the Computer Economics database of residual value forecasts (RVFs) for the following categories of IT Equipment: desktop computers, laptops, network equipment, printers, servers, storage devices, and other IT equipment. Our RVF database also includes residual values for other non-IT equipment in the following categories: copiers, material handling equipment (forklifts), mail equipment, medical equipment, test equipment, and miscellaneous equipment such as manufacturing machinery and NC machines. Residual Value Forecasts are provided for five years for end-user, wholesale, and orderly liquidation values (OLV) prices.

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    Current Fair Market Values

    Our Fair Market Value (FMV) report provides data for the following categories of equipment: (1) IBM mainframe and midrange hardware and IBM peripherals; (2) Workstations, PCs, and servers from Compaq, Dell, HP, IBM/Lenovo, Lexmark, Okidata, Silicon Graphics, Sony, Sun, and Toshiba; (3) Network Communication gear from Cisco, Bay/Nortel, IBM, Intel, Lucent, and others. Fair Market Values are provided for end-user, wholesale, and orderly liquidation values (OLV) prices.

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    The ERP Support Staffing Puzzle

    Right-sizing the support staff for an ERP system can be complicated. This is there are many factors that affect the support staffing ratio. These include the type of ERP system, its age, the extent of modification, industry sector, and more. Nevertheless, understanding support requirements for ERP systems is vital for IT leaders. This research byte provides a summary of our full report on ERP support staffing ratios.

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    Vendor Discount Report – January 2021

    The largest and best discounts are often only offered to the vendors’ best customers, and buyers may find it difficult to determine whether the discount offered is typical or whether a better deal can be negotiated. The Vendor Discounts Report is designed to give procurement personnel, lessors, lessees and departmental manager’s insight and guidance regarding current discount structures on a variety of categories of equipment in the marketplace. (11 pp., 10 fig.).

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    Communications System Support Staffing Ratios 2021

    Corporate communications systems have become more complex, although the number of IT specialists who support these systems has stabilized in the past few years. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic and other factors, IT organizations can benefit from a periodic assessment of their communications system support staffing levels. This study uses three metrics to make that assessment: support staff as a percentage of the IT staff, percentage of support staff in relation to organization size, and support staff spending per user. We provide benchmarks for the composite sample, by organization size, and by sector.

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    Hybrid Cloud Enables IT Transformation

    Over the last 12 months, there has been a sustained increase in adoption of hybrid cloud strategies designed to enable digital transformation. During a recent analyst day, Rackspace Technology, announced offerings designed to best govern the hybrid cloud.