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CIOS rank attracting, developing, and retaining talent as their No.1 concern. It marks the first time in 10 Society for Information Management surveys that this people issue came out on top. Maybe now more companies will start acting like people really are their "most important asset."
The concerns show business technology executives fretting about having enough people with a mix of tech and business skills. Why all the worry now? "There's not a large enough pipeline of talent," says Jerry Luftman, vice president of academic affairs for SIM and associate dean of graduate information systems programs at Stevens Institute of Technology. That's especially true of entry-level people tapped to fill the void left by retiring baby boomers. Those retirees will take with them not just years of tech expertise, but also decades of accumulated knowledge about applying that expertise to a specific business and its customers.
Source: Information Week, http://www.informationweek.com
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