Executive Briefings

Quit Griping, CIOs--You're to Blame for IT Skills Shortage

CIOs keep complaining that they can't find workers with the skills they need. In fact, two recent surveys on top issues among IT executives--one from the Society for Information Management and another by Robert Half Associates--rank finding skilled IT professionals as the No. 1 issue.
Many IT executives gripe that universities are not producing a stream of IT graduates who are prepared to function in the business world. Some worry about the unflattering image of technical professionals as socially awkward. But no one is more to blame for the skills shortage than CIOs, especially those at large companies. The reality is that IT executives are creating the skills shortage they grumble about.
If companies were serious about ending the skills shortage, they would make more investments in IT training.
Source: CIO Insight, http://www.cioinsight.com

CIOs keep complaining that they can't find workers with the skills they need. In fact, two recent surveys on top issues among IT executives--one from the Society for Information Management and another by Robert Half Associates--rank finding skilled IT professionals as the No. 1 issue.
Many IT executives gripe that universities are not producing a stream of IT graduates who are prepared to function in the business world. Some worry about the unflattering image of technical professionals as socially awkward. But no one is more to blame for the skills shortage than CIOs, especially those at large companies. The reality is that IT executives are creating the skills shortage they grumble about.
If companies were serious about ending the skills shortage, they would make more investments in IT training.
Source: CIO Insight, http://www.cioinsight.com