CIM Surveys IT Professionals

Peter Carr, director of the Centre for Innovative Management, and John Pickett, Vice President and Editor-in-Chief of IT World Canada, recently delivered the results of this year’s national survey of Canadian managers and professionals working in IT. Conducted over a three-year period by AU and IT World Canada, the survey provides the most comprehensive view of information technology application in Canadian organizations.

Approximately 350 people attended regional information session briefings in Ottawa, Toronto, Montreal, Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver.

This year’s key findings focused on several major issues: the deterioration of confidence in senior management’s IT competency; steady improvement in the perception of Canada’s e-business competitiveness in relation to the U.S.; increased IT budget expenditure reflecting improved business performance in most Canadian organizations; and continuing serious weakness in the management of IT-related change.

Significant regional differences in Canada’s application of IT drew considerable interest, especially in Alberta where stress related to information technology was higher than any other province.

Once again, this year’s results attracted media attention across the country with features in the Globe and Mal, the Calgary Herald, the Edmonton Journal, Ottawa Business Journal, as well CBC Radio, Report on Business (TV); CJOH Ottawa (CTV affiliate) – to name a few.

For more information about this year’s survey results, visit CIM’s website:

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