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IT Hiring, Budgets In 2015: 7 Telling Stats

30% of companies plan to expand IT staff next year, while 74% expect more demand for IT resources. How do your plans stack up?
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39% will increase IT spending by 5% or more from 2014
• This 39% compares with just 28% making this high an increase last year. Back in the recession heading into 2009, only 21% fell into this big-spender camp
• 50% of companies fall in the middle, either staying flat (33%) or increasing less than 5%
• Only 11% plan to cut IT spending, compared with 15% last year. Heading into 2009, onethird of companies planned to cut budgets 
(Image: Chris, flickr)

39% will increase IT spending by 5% or more from 2014

• This 39% compares with just 28% making this high an increase last year. Back in the recession heading into 2009, only 21% fell into this big-spender camp

• 50% of companies fall in the middle, either staying flat (33%) or increasing less than 5%

• Only 11% plan to cut IT spending, compared with 15% last year. Heading into 2009, onethird of companies planned to cut budgets

(Image: Chris, flickr)

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Laurianne
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Laurianne,
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12/16/2014 | 12:38:24 PM
Cut, Pray, Stall
Cut, Pray, Stall sounds pretty risky. I would push for Eat, Pray, Code. Remember your workgroups should be able to eat on 2 pizzas.
tjgkg
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tjgkg,
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12/16/2014 | 2:33:16 PM
The right place, right time
Thankfully I am in healthcare and our IT budgets are growing. This is really a great industry to be in for many reasons, the biggest being is that it is viturally recession proof. Other industries can be more interesting, but with this economy, I want to stay where i will have a job.
GbengaA529
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12/16/2014 | 3:32:42 PM
Re: The right place, right time
The area that will see consistent increase in demand is in Medical Informatics. My understanding is that, most schools that offer Informatics wanted to train healthcare professionals on IT. My suggestion is to train IT professionals in healthcare. IT personnel can adapt quickly to technology, as it applies to healthcare.
SunitaT0
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12/30/2014 | 5:31:09 AM
Re: The right place, right time
@Gbenga: Medical industry is rapidly changing. Physical mechanisms are being replaced with things like a tab and capable software. Recently I read an article about how the nurse calling system was replaced by a software generated calling that cost only half a million dollars against 40 million dollars if the management had taken the nurse calling system to a physical upgrading route.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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12/31/2014 | 3:06:34 PM
Re: The right place, right time
You read about the nurse calling system being replaced by other kinds of less valued software and hardware, similarly in about 3 to 5 years the entire hospital management scene would change due to IOT grids and cloud systems. 
batye
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batye,
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1/2/2015 | 2:41:38 PM
Re: The right place, right time
interesting, I think soon we gonna see many thing get replaced but technology... as price of hardware/technology goes down... but time will tell...
SunitaT0
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12/30/2014 | 5:36:10 AM
Re: The right place, right time
@tjgkg: Not entirely recession proof. Hospital management relies on third party companies for cloud/software provisions and other supply chain companies for electronics and if a recession comes then it indirectly affects the hospital as well.
yalanand
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yalanand,
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12/31/2014 | 2:50:51 PM
Re: The right place, right time
@SunitaT0: Wonderfully said. Even though hospitals are free from the brunt of recessions the IT industry goes through, they are dependent upon IT industries for their software and other cloud based systems. One cannot exist without the other. 
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