Introduction and definitions

Thank you for participating in our survey. Your feedback will help us understand the issues faced by companies in Northeast Wisconsin with regards to attracting and retaining IT professionals. 
With a mission to attract, retain and develop IT talent in Northeast Wisconsin, the NEW IT Alliance has worked to address the IT Talent shortage in our region since 2015. During this time we have focused on increasing the pipeline of talent coming from the K-12 system to regional colleges. We have seen significant increases in enrollment and graduates from many local programs.

With this survey, we are expanding our data collection efforts to better understand the IT Professional Community in our region. We hope you will take the time to fill out this survey as precisely as is practical for you. You may need to request data from others in your organization to fill out the survey.

Please be aware that the actual data entry for the survey has to be completed in one session, so we recommend gathering data for all questions before starting the survey.

Your organization should have received a Word document with all questions to help facilitate collecting data for each question from colleagues across the organization. Any questions about the survey can be directed to 

For all the following questions, the IT workforce, IT professionals, IT workers etc. refer to anyone working in a primarily IT-related role in your company, regardless of which organizational unit they reside in. For example, if your cybersecurity unit isn't located in the IT organization, please include those people in the survey.