Modern reliance on technology has placed a new business focus squarely on IT. Many future business initiatives involve IT budgets, operations and staffing. Successful business technology initiatives demand high-level employees with broad and proven skill sets to design, procure, deploy, maintain and manage modern IT projects.
But modern businesses face a serious staffing problem. It can be difficult to find and retain high-level employees who have the right mix of skills and expertise. Candidates don’t apply, they lack the desired skills or simply want more money than tight IT budgets can accommodate. This phenomenon, called the IT skills gap or tech skills gap, can force a business to change, delay or even cancel vital projects as it seeks the right candidates.