A new survey suggests many technology executives share a common wish for more staff this holiday season. A survey by IT recruiting firm Robert Half Technology has found that 43% of chief information officers report that their departments are either very understaffed or somewhat understaffed in relation to current workloads.

“Many companies have cut technology staff levels too deeply, making it challenging for IT departments to keep pace with demands,” Robert Half executive director Dave Willmer said in releasing the report. “Although businesses may be able to operate with stretched teams in the short term, being perpetually understaffed isn’t sustainable and can detract from the overall productivity and morale of the organization.”

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