Information Technology is generally acknowledged to be an indispensable part of business today, so it might be thought that companies generally employed IT staff. A survey was carried out on a large sample of New South Wales companies to discover how many companies had any IT staff. It showed that only about 25% of the sample had such staff. About a quarter of companies turning over $5m - $10m and half the companies turning over $10m - $50m had IT managers. These figures suggest that the most NSW companies have no IT staff, which has implications for a wide range of governance issues.
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