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<p>META Group Finds Increasing Number of Global 2000 Organizations Employing an HR/IT Program Manager</p>
<p>Stamford, Conn. (June 17, 2004) - Increasingly, Global 2000 companies are creating an internal role to facilitate responsiveness to human resource (HR) needs within their information technology (IT) organizations, according to META Group (Nasdaq: METG). The HR/IT Program Manager is gaining in importance and is highlighted in META Group’s 2004 IT Staffing and Compensation Guide, which has become the definitive source for hundreds of titles and specific job descriptions throughout IT organizations.</p>
<p>The role of the HR/IT manager, among other things, is to map skill sets to the inventory of projects in the IT portfolio and ensure that appropriate sourcing actions are being undertaken. Responsibilities of this position include directing the various HR programs within the IT organization and offering human capital-related counsel for its various business units.
“The role of the IT human capital portfolio manager is becoming increasingly important within the IT organization,” says Maria Schafer, a senior program director with Executive Directions, a META Group advisory service, and author of the IT staffing guide. “With so many projects in any given corporate IT portfolio, business-unit leaders must ensure that they match the right talent with the right project, and quite often they must rely on the opinion and counsel of an HR professional familiar with the IT organization’s needs.”</p>
<p>About the Report</p>
<p>META Group’s 2004 IT Staffing and Compensation Guide is the industry’s most definitive source of IT staffing and retention-related research, containing the latest facts, figures, and guidance required for attracting, compensating, and retaining business-critical IT talent.
The 900+ page report provides an exhaustive analysis of the most current best practices in human capital management, plus detailed models, illustrations, and recommendations. The report is offered with an online, keyword-driven navigation tool that enables customized queries of the compensation data, based on industry, geographic location, organization size, and number of IT personnel.</p>
<p>About META Group</p>
<p>META Group is a leading provider of information technology research, advisory services, and strategic consulting. Delivering objective and actionable guidance, META Group’s experienced analysts and consultants are trusted advisors to IT and business executives around the world. Our unique collaborative models and dedicated customer service help clients be more efficient, effective, and timely in their use of IT to achieve their business goals. Visit www.metagroup.com for more details on our high-value approach.</p>
<p>Peter Carr, Vice President, Director Operations