Impact Executives Announces the Results of the Global Harvey Nash CIO Survey 2010

By Impact Executives, PRNE
Wednesday, May 19, 2010

LONDON, May 20, 2010 - 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

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
CIO's 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 CIO's 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

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To download the full version of the 2010 CIO Survey and for full details
on the launch events visit the Harvey Nash website:

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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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