Mondo Releases Latest Tech Guide: Tech Trends & Talent 2017

by Shannon Vize on December 7, 2016


NEW YORK CITY — Dec. 7, 2016 — IT budgets will increase by more than 25 percent in 2017 according to a majority of the C-level executives surveyed by Mondo, a leading high-end technology and digital marketing staffing agency, in their latest Tech Trends and Talent guide. Based on the exclusive data, the guide reveals the top priorities for IT spending in 2017 are cybersecurity, software development, and emerging technologies such as augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR). It also covers the upcoming IT and Tech hiring trends for 2017.

Cybersecurity is the top priority for tech executives, with 73 percent of respondents planning to invest in cybersecurity in 2017. Around 30 percent of the tech executives surveyed indicated that their networks need more security. To solve the cybersecurity challenge, 60 percent believe investing in in-house cybersecurity talent is more secure than outsourcing, according to the national Mondo survey.

“The demand for cybersecurity professionals in 2017 will continue to surge, and we are seeing that the most valuable security skills are for intrusion detection, secure software development, and attack mitigation,” said Gianna Scorsone, Vice President of Marketing and Sales Operations for Mondo. “The massive cybersecurity talent gap poses a significant problem to hiring for these needs and skills. While companies prefer to hire in-house, they often can’t find the qualified talent they need and may turn to outsourcing in 2017.”

To meet software development needs in 2017, companies are evaluating the “build” vs. “buy” approach. Forty-eight percent of respondents reported plans to invest more in in-house development of enterprise software in 2017, while 52 percent reported plans to invest more in purchasing enterprise software. The guide delves into the differences between respondents in this debate. It also notes that the top software developer position that organizations plan to hire in 2017 is the back-end developer, which is crucial to software, website and database development.

According to respondents, artificial intelligence (AI) is finally here and 32 percent of C-level executives surveyed have begun incorporating it to replace human functions.  Efficiency (38%), task ability (23%), and reducing human errors (24%) are cited as the top reasons that organizations plan to use artificial intelligence.

“With more than 20 years of experience and more than 70,000 Digital Marketing and IT placements across various industries, we understand the latest technology trends and hiring needs,” added Scorsone. “Along with cybersecurity and software development skills, augmented reality skills will be in top demand in 2017. Augmented reality will transform how companies do business and disrupt the way consumers interact with their physical environments.”

The Mondo survey is based on responses from more than 7,000 business professionals − 52 percent C-level and 48 percent manager-level. Pre-order the latest Tech Trends & Talent guide from Mondo to receive exclusive access to additional data and insights on the future of technology.

About Mondo:

Mondo is the largest nationwide staffing agency specializing solely in high-end, niche IT, Tech, and Digital Marketing hiring needs. It provides resources on a contract, contract-to-hire, and permanent basis. For nearly two decades, Mondo has been delivering staffing solutions that bridge the talent gap and accelerate technology and digital marketing innovation for global brands including Deutsche Bank, Facebook, NBC Universal, ZipCar, eBay, Random House, and many more. Headquartered in New York City, Mondo has offices in San Francisco, Losa Angeles, Washington D.C., Philadelphia, Denver, Boston, Chicago, Dallas, and Atlanta. To learn more, visit or call 212-257-5111, and connect with us on Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn


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About this author (Shannon Vize)

Shannon Vize currently works as the Content Writer for Mondo. Shannon authors a majority of the content published by Mondo, in addition to helping create and adjust the content strategy for the IT, Technology, and Digital Marketing staffing agency. She has also been published on various online platforms on subjects ranging from marketing to fashion to social issues.