IT skills gap facing ‘dramatic’ problems

By VAR_Staffing
In Channel
March 21, 2014

VAR_Staffing / VAR Staffing

The IT skills gap is something that this blog has covered for some time. From making the case that it is having a real impact on the business world to offering up possible ways to fix the issue, the lack of skilled professionals is starting to become a real problem.

For organizations, this creates several complications. First, there are now new technologies that companies are unable to invest in because they don’t have the internal skills to manage them effectively. Second, as current systems evolve, there could be better ways to operate that are not implemented because those in charge need to upgrade their skills first. Finally, failure to keep pace can lead to security vulnerabilities that IT departments are not even aware of.

A recent press release from WestNet Learning spoke about how dire the situation could become.

“We have seen a dramatic decline over the past few years, in the number of technology professionals actually possessing these foundational skills,” Joe Scullion, President, WestNet Learning, told the news source. “A solid technical foundation is critical for selling, designing, implementing and maintaining communications products and solutions of all types. Most organizations are not yet aware of the deficiency, but will be soon, as it begins to impact their bottom line.”

From assessing any skills gap that may already exist within your company to answering it quickly, quality VARs and MSPs become reliable resources. VAR Staffing helps these solution providers identity and recruit the impactful talent out there that every organization is trying to find.

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