Which IT Projects Are Still Booming?By Jessica Davis | Print
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IT temporary firm SmartSource has experienced an increase in both the number of temporary IT professionals it deploys and the number of resumes it receives. The resume increase, however, is outpacing the job increase.
SmartSource operates in three divisions—long- and short-term
contract work, contract-for-hire and project-based staffing. As the
recession has worn on, contract-for-hire requests have dropped sharply as
project-based staffing requests have been booming.
"No one is doing full-time hires," says Iovinelli.
And three technology types are booming right now—VOIP rollouts, POS (point-of-sale) installations and desktop refreshes, according to Iovinelli. While Gartner is forecasting PC unit sales to experience their steepest decline in history, Iovinelli is seeing a spike in desktop rollout project work requests. Those rollouts are coming from two vertical industries—health care and banking.
"The banks are huge because they have so many branches, and there’s no other way to get a deployment done except by visiting the branch," says Iovinelli. "You can’t ship desktop refresh jobs oversees."