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The State of Technical Support in 2024: Key Takeaways by Daniel Thomas

The State of Technical Support in 2024: Key Takeaways by Daniel Thomas

In this summary article, HDI’s Principal Analyst, Daniel Thomas, shares critical insights from HDI’s State of Technical Support report. This annual benchmark study highlights the progress, perceptions, opportunities, and challenges shaping the industry. It covers everything from recent workforce trends and hiring forecasts to skills and training needs, to key support metrics, technology initiatives, and adherence to best practices.

One notable observation is that the tech support profession is not going away any time soon despite slower job growth. In addition – and not surprisingly - technical support teams have "big plans" to leverage generative AI (Artificial Intelligence) for which they are already laying the groundwork. Read on to gain access to essential highlights from HDI’s State of Technical Support.


Daniel Thomas is Principal Analyst of Enterprise IT at Informa Tech, producing thought leadership content for the HDI and ICMI communities. He has more than a decade of experience researching and writing on the most critical topics of interest for the technology sector, including cybersecurity, AI, data analytics, risk and privacy, networking and digital security policies. He previously served as a Senior Analyst for CyberRisk Alliance and as the Director of Research for GovExec Media in Washington, D.C

This article is shared from HDI Informa Support World newsletter