More than 40% of chief information officers say their IT departments are short-staffed, according to a survey by Robert Half Technology. But many organizations will still resist hiring in 2010, according to a study by Gartner's CIO Research group. "IT departments during the downturn were very cautious about where they reduced, and more organizations plan to keep staffing levels flat for a period of time," Gartner's Lily Mok says. "As the recovery continues, they might not even add too much, so I don't think we will ever go back to the big IT departments of 2000 or 2001."
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