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 1033 responses for the 39th Anniversary IT Trends Study, including 618 unique organizations and 376 CIOs. Click the banner below to see results since 1980. SIM members may sign in to get the the most current report. If you have questions please contact Lead Researcher Leon.Kappelman@unt.edu.



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 (Arkansas Chapter)

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