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.

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 Leon.Kappelman@unt.edu.




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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

Become a Sponsor

Sponsoring SIM’s IT Trends Study is an extremely economical way for vendors and service providers to keep their brand in front of SIM members year-round.
To find out more about sponsoring SIM’s IT Trends Study click here or contact SIM staff member Porter Rice at price@simnet.org or 856-437-4750.


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: