Most IT executives say their companies in the financial area positive for 2015, despite what is known as the Q3 remain curse, according to the latest CompTIA IT Confidence Index of the Industry business.The Q3 index fell 2.8 points in Q2, landing at 60.4 on ascale of 100 points. The index reflects the opinion of the executives,the US economy and the IT industry.In the past six years the Q3 reading has dropped from the previous quarter.All other quarters gains recorded in most years.But seven in 10 respondents said that either the pace or ahead of its targets for 2015.The sales index for the end of June interviewed members of 381 IT companies in the United States.
Despite the recent fall in the index,the business climate in the industry has been generally positive going into the last 12 quarters,said Tim Herbert,senior vice president of CompTIA information and market research. It is too early to say whether the drop in Q3 is a temporary weakening of sentiment for the new factors of uncertainty or an early warning system for a considerable pullback.The review the IT industry fell 3.4 points to 63.5 in Q3,slightly more global economy rating, which was 53.4,up 2.8 points from Q2.Self-evaluation of the company was 64.2 on a scale of 100 points,representing a decrease of 0.2 percentage points.
The results of the Business Confidence Index are generally in line with what we’re seeing in the market ,said MJ Shoer, president and chief technology virtual Jenaly Technology Group and chairman of CompTIA directors.For ourselves and our customers The outlook is certainly positive and worries about the global economy continues to decline.The index includes companies such as vendors,suppliers, consultants,resellers and distributors with less than 10 to more than 500 employees.Interestingly,there was a noticeable jump in concern among IT executives more government regulation and gridlock in Washington DC,Herbert said.Among the problems cited,which ranked third,behind concerns about customer spending and concern about margins.
The index does not go into detail on specific areas of public policy or process of public policy itself,but it’s probably a combination of different issues,he said.While certain government actions have a direct impact on channel partner such as a new roof failure data reporting rape,other issues may not have a direct impact,but could simply be a policy direction of the executive of the IT industry it is not in accordance with.Looking ahead, the index historically has experienced the highest average gain in Q4 .The Q4 reading has been positive 83 percent of the time, Herbert said. Given there have been periods of economic and stock market volatility during recent past fourth quarters, it indicates there are situations where IT channel sentiment may diverge from the broader market.