World-class IT organizations now spend 10 percent more than typical companies, and have fully-loaded IT wage rates that are 32 percent higher than their peers, according to 2005 Book of Numbers Research from The Hackett Group, a business process advisory firm.

This is the first time in recent years that world-class IT organizations have spent more than typical companies. According to Hackett, the research data indicates that this increased spending is being driven by world-class IT organizations restructuring their workforces, enhancing the skill and experience level of their staff to improve their ability to deliver competitive advantage and provide strategic support. Typical companies have made only modest improvements in these areas.

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