Businesses spending money on technology within the workplace is not limited to those in IT jobs. Statistics New Zealand has found that majority of kiwi companies invested in IT equipment or staff training, if not both, in 2014.
The Business Operations Survey questioned businesses with six or more employees around the country, which encompasses roughly 90 per cent of all employees working in New Zealand.
Companies are also preparing for the next major internet upgrade, with a quarter of connected businesses making the move to fibre optic services. A further 13 per cent believed they would make the transition sometime in the following year.
The biggest point raised by the report was New Zealand businesses' attitude towards training and hiring. Trends appear to indicate a high rate of employees training, with 84 per cent of respondents indicating they had offered further development to staff.
This high rate of training was observed across all industries, with the lowest result being recorded by the agriculture, forestry and fishing sector at 75 per cent.
Also included in the report was good news for IT recruitment, with a strong demand for new employees recorded. Just over 80 per cent of surveyed IT businesses were looking to hire new staff in 2014, with no signs of this trend decreasing.
The IT industry was seen as having a relatively low number of hard-to-fill job vacancies throughout the sector. For these businesses this sat at roughly 30 per cent of all open jobs as of August last year.
This can be compared to the accommodation and food services industry where approximately 55 per cent of vacancies fell into this category.
These stats may explain the high rate of training in the IT sector, as employers elect to up-skill current employees to fit roles they are struggling to fill.