Money and staffing woes don't seem to plague IT departments. Only 15% of respondents indicated their IT department budget would be smaller than last year. The average reported IT department budget decrease dipped by 8%. On the other hand, twice as many respondents, or 30%, said they were working with budgets larger than in 2013. In fact, the average budget increase was nearly 12%.
Staffing size appears to be remaining steady, with 45% indicating their IT department headcount stayed the same from last year, 28% indicated an upward swing and 20% noted a decline. For those who reported a growing department, the average increase was by nearly 15%, whereas the average reduction was 8%. Furthermore, one-third of respondents indicated their organization was looking to make new hires and 26% said they were already fully staffed.
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