About Us

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.

In 2021, which marked the 41th Anniversary of SIM's IT Trends Study, we received responses from 737 SIM members and IT executives, representing 545 unique organizations, including 283 CIOs. Click the banner below to see results since 1980. SIM members may sign in to get the the most current report for free. If you have questions or would like to purchase the most current report as a non-member, please contact the Primary Investigator - Vess.Johnson@unt.edu.



SIM Research Fellows

Vess Johnson, University of North Texas (DFW Chapter), Primary Investigator

Russell Torres, University of North Texas (DFW Chapter)

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

SIM IT Trends Study Contributing Researchers

Katia Guerra, University of North Texas

Smriti Srivastava, University of North Texas

Hossein Mohit, University of North Texas