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Impact Executives Announces the Results of the Global Harvey Nash CIO Survey 2010
May 20, 2010 (12:05 PM EDT)

LONDON, May 20 /PRNewswire/ -- The opening Harvey Nash CIO Survey Event took place at The Mayfair Hotel in London on 12th May. The event was the first in a series of launch events planned to celebrate the 2010 CIO global survey.

Over 160 CIOs, IT leaders and media gathered at the Mayfair hotel in London to discuss and debate the findings of the survey as well as enjoy Harvey Nash key note speakers share their views on the CIO industry.

Now in its twelfth year, The Harvey Nash CIO survey is one of the world's most established and respected reports on IT Leadership – demonstrating the company's dedication to contributing to the IT industry in which they serve.

The 2010 report titled 'New Decade New Opportunities', is more insightful and expansive than ever before with an incredible 2,655 respondents from every corner of the globe investing their time, experience and opinions into helping produce the 2010 CIO Survey.

The report gives an extensive and detailed view into CIO performance over the last year and forecasts what the future holds for them in relation to a recovering economy, changes in government, and the dynamic consumer demands of the new decade.

The report indicates that as the global economy recovers from recession CIOs are going through a transformation in response to the fragile economic environment.

According to most respondents, technology played an important role in the survival of many organisations during the last 12 months, resulting in a wide spectrum of priorities and challenges for CIOs across all organisations. During the toughest times of the recession many CIOs demonstrated their 'recession busting' ability and proved the value of IT services to drive down costs whilst keeping businesses flourishing.

Despite the fact that CIOs are becoming more strategic, with over half of this year's respondents being rewarded with a place on the operational board, in order for real growth and advancement in a post recession world the new decade demands new skills and a new mindset of the IT leader. Communication and influencing skills, innovation, and a true business orientated nature which ensures real engagement with the business and drives strategies to the bottom line will become key skills which separate talented CIOs from the rest.

Respondents of the survey also demonstrated a heavy reliance on IT outsourcing during the recession to remain cost effective and responsive to their organisations needs. The report shows that whilst India remains the domain provider of IT outsourcing services its dominance is waning and there is a growing trend for European CIOs to allocate projects to Eastern European providers.

The demand for Interim Managers within the IT arena is increasing, the flexible nature of Interim Management and the legacy that senior Interims are able to effectively leave behind within a finite timescale is much sought after increasingly.

Further CIO report launch events are scheduled to take place in Birmingham, Leeds, Dublin, Edinburgh, Zurich and Amsterdam over the next four weeks.

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About Harvey Nash Group plc

Harvey Nash, a global professional recruitment consultancy and IT outsourcing service provider, is committed to delivering the very best talent and IT solutions to a broad base of international clients. The Group is a trusted advisor to some of the world's leading business, governments and institutions. Operating from 35 offices covering the USA, Europe and Asia, its talented professionals pursue the highest levels of integrity and quality in providing a unique portfolio of services: executive search, interim management, IT and finance recruitment and IT outsourcing.

About Impact Executives

Impact Executives is part of the Harvey Nash Group - a leading interim management provider to organisations of every size in the UK and globally. For further information on Impact Executives, please contact Christine de Largy, Impact Executives, 13 Bruton Street, London, W1J 6QA, United Kingdom. Tel: +44 (0) 20 7314 2003 Email: 

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