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Each year, SIM conducts a survey of its members to gauge trends within our industry. The responses from our experienced membership helps to benchmark various areas within the IT industry such as major issues, technologies, sourcing, CIO roles, staffing, spending, and salaries. The valuable survey input allows SIM to speak with a unified voice for our members, who are among the most accomplished and innovative leaders in the industry.
IT Trends is widely recognized as one of the most representative barometers of the information technology industry, and has been featured in major business and IT media as well as academic publications.
We had 1295 responses for the 38th Anniversary IT Trends Study, including 793 unique organizations and 495 CIOs. Result archive is available below. If you have questions please contact Lead Researcher



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Cybersecurity Remains a Top IT Concern for Leaders

IT Shared Service Delivery Rises Sharply

Thanks to all who Participated in our Record-Breaking Survey This Year!

How many CIOs become CEOs?

Chapter Challenge Hall of Fame Now Live!

IT Trends Closing Soon

Time is Starting to Run Out - Help Your Chapter Win the Chapter Challenge Contest!

First Chapter Challenge Standings Show Close Competition

IT Trends Study is Off to a Great Start!

IT Trends Study and Chapter Challenge Contest Launch on April 9!

79.0% of CIOs Came from Another Organization!

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SIM IT Trends Study 2018 Comprehensive Report Available Now

Organizations Increase IT Spending by More Than 20% in 2017

2017 SIM IT Trends Personal Benchmark Reports Coming Soon!

European Data Collection Ending on September 30

SIM IT Trends Study is Going Global and Needs Your Help!

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More CIOs Hired from Other Organizations in 2017

Another Record-Breaking Year for SIM’s IT Trends Study!


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As a sponsor of the SIM IT Trends Study, your brand reaches SIM Members year-round and your organization supports research that is vital to the IT field. With the help of our sponsors, participation in the 2017 study looked like this:


2018 research made possible through the generous support of:

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2018 SIM IT Trends Study Research Team:

Leon Kappelman, University of North Texas (DFW Chapter), Primary Investigator

Ephraim McLean, Georgia State University (Atlanta Chapter)

Vess Johnson, University of Arkansas at Little Rock (At-Large Member)

Russell Torres, University of North Texas (DFW Chapter)

Mark Snyder, DFW Chapter

Chris Maurer, University of Virginia (At-Large Member)

Kevin Kim, University of North Texas

Katia Guerra, University of North Texas






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