Sixty-five per cent of chief information officers (CIOs) said understaffing at least somewhat affects their companies' ability to implement innovative technologies, according to The CIO Insomnia Project, a recently released research initiative from Robert Half Technology.
Forty-one per cent of CIOs are at least somewhat concerned about losing top IT performers to other job opportunities in the next year, found the report which surveyed more than 260 Canadian CIOs.
And one in 10 CIOs said managing heavy workloads is the top concern keeping them up at night.
"IT leaders have a lot on their minds these days — as technologies advance, many CIOs feel greater pressure to update their companies' infrastructures, while protecting against rising security threats," said Lara Dodo, a regional vice-president for Robert Half Technology in Canada. "To overcome these obstacles, it's essential that technology executives remain connected with their peers, while exchanging thoughts and ideas for best practices."
Nearly one in five (18 per cent) of CIOs said data security is the primary worry keeping them up at night, followed by hardware and/or operating systems upgrades (13 per cent).
Forty-seven per cent of CIOs estimate the average company experiences three or more IT security breaches per year.
As the economy improves, 30 per cent of CIOs plan to implement hardware or software upgrades.
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