About The Survey
Gain insights into Information Technology (IT) budgeting, planning, and overall management.

Leverage your IT investment by participating in our annual IT Spending & Staffing Survey. Our survey provides quantitative insight for firm leadership to achieve growth and support change efforts. For years, CIOs, CFOs, and COOs have relied on our survey to validate alignment with industry peers and best practices.

By participating, you will gain access to:

  • Details on how your spending compares to peers.

  • Insight on which staffing models your peers are using

  • Details on how your key initiatives map to market direction

  • CIO Roundtable discussions and networking opportunities
Why Participate?
We Listened to Your Concerns, We Addressed Your Needs

You are a leader in your field. You are innovative and appreciate strategic perspectives. You want to understand trends to build and formulate relevant change.

Based on our daily interactions with CIOs, CFOs, and COOs, we’ve learned that accounting and IT often classify the same spending in different ways. To address this need, our survey was designed to provide the necessary details to deliver relevant, detailed insight on your IT spending. Our survey eliminates the common frustration experienced by “C” suite leadership when decisions are based on inconsistent data. We deliver meaningful insight by comparing “apples-to-apples.”

Benefit From Benchmarking

Our Benchmark Delivers Extensive Insights

  • IT spending and staffing insights using ratios to lawyer counts, employee counts, and gross revenue

  • IT investment analysis by internal administrative and IT service areas (e.g., HR, marketing, practice support, network operations, user support)

  • Budget cycle investment patterns and strategic IT priorities
What You Will Receive for Participating
  • A free comprehensive detailed summary report

  • A 1-hour session with a HBR Consultant Access to an online dashboard that supports analytics run against your data

Figure 1: Example content in free report

Note: Data in sample charts are for illustrative purposes only

Additional Benefits for Subscribers
  • Access to a comprehensive detailed IT Spending & Staffing report with relevant peer comparisons that maintains confidentiality

  • Up to 4 hours of consulting time that may be used throughout the year to address questions or assist with applying the results to your initiatives

  • Real time access to an online BI dashboard with your benchmark data set up to test ‘what-if’ scenarios for planning purposes

Figure 2: Example detailed content available to subscribers

Note: Data in sample charts are for illustrative purposes only

Subscription Fee

There is no charge to participate and receive the summary report. Subscribers are entitled to the detailed report and additional benefits described above for an additional fee.

For more information, please contact:

Steve Falkin


Jim Britt


Sign Up to Participate

Please fill out the form below if you are interested in participating in the HBR 2015 IT Spending + Staffing Survey. If you have any questions, contact us at itsurvey@hbrconsulting.com.

Survey Participation Request