93% of employers indicate that there's an overall skills gap among their IT staffers.
The pace of technology is relentless, and IT professionals face the continual challenge of staying on top of the latest trends and evolving technologies while continuing to do their jobs. Many companies are finding that the workers they have are not necessarily the workers they need as technology advances. The result is an "IT skills gap" that organizations are trying to remedy, according to a recent survey, "The State of the IT Skills Gap," from CompTIA. The study reveals that this gap is impacting productivity and other day-to-day operational needs. Many organizations are attempting to resolve the issue with improved training for their IT staff. "Few organizations are exactly--or even very close--to where they want to be with technology utilization and staff skill levels," says Terry Erdle, executive vice president over skills certification for CompTIA. "These gaps are hampering business success. An investment in new IT education and training will deliver strong return on investment to the bottom line." More than 500 U.S. IT and business managers involved with IT operations took part in the research. For more about the report, click here.
Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.
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