According to a study conducted by HP and the Economist Intelligence Unit, a high proportion of IT workers are not being held accountable when projects are delivered late.
The report, in which 1,125 professionals worldwide were interviewed, claimed 51 per cent of European IT professionals said there would be no risk to their job, compared 33 per cent in Asia and 22 per cent in the Americas, reported The BBC.
The report claimed that the three most common causes for delay were outsourcing, the changing of priorities during a project and sub-standard manager co-ordination.
In Europe, Sweeden was the only country where more than a quarter of those interviewed could say that in the last three years all of their firm's IT projects were completed on time.
"This shows the lack of accountability of IT departments in delivering business results," said David Quantrell, vice president of HP Software EMEA.