This blog has mentioned the importance that technology has in the business enterprise before. Companies are looking for innovative ways to not only improve workflow but also stay ahead of the competition. According to a new study, now is the time to invest for any company that has not yet done so.
A recent survey of CEOs by Gartner found that by a 4-to-1 ratio they plan to boost IT spending this year. On top of that, 78 percent of respondents said they can plan their IT investment and business growth for the next two years. The research firm believes that companies are looking to form digital strategies like e-commerce, mobility, the cloud and social media. These are issues 52 percent of survey respondents said they have in the works.
Mark Raskino, the vice president and Gartner fellow, said that this is the year that business decision-makers need to commit to investing bravely and deeply to redevelop the technology and information capability of their firms.
"After more than a decade of modest investment and sorting out the basics, it's time to think ahead," Raskino said. "Business leaders tell us they recognize the need to invest in e-commerce, mobile, cloud, social and other major technology categories, and the capabilities they enable. That can't be done from within existing IT budgets alone."
The study also found that companies will be looking to hire during this time. Not only will they focus on general IT professionals but also chief digital and data officers.
Every company is going to need to consider a technology investment in the coming months and years. This is when many of them will turn toward VARs and MSPs for a helping hand. Those solution providers that have partnered with VAR Staffing can offer the impactful talent that businesses desire.