The news that many IT managers in Ireland make in excess of €100K per annum is not that surprising. I think the comment ‘Once again, when it comes to the true believers in the value of IT, Irish firms just aren’t at the races, no matter what the politically correct thing to say is.’ is an oversimplification.
From my experience Irish business managers are not unwilling to invest where they seem opportunity. And this willingness to invest includes IT assets – including IT people. I would suggest that most of the failure is within the IT community – failing to sell the benefit of what it offers to business people. It’s too easy to suggest that Irish firms do not appreciate benefits of IT. In many cases the benefits have not been demonstrated – no matter what the politically correct thing to say is.
Finally, I think many IT managers in Ireland are worth at least 100K per annum.