Skills sourcing is becoming a strategic priority for European organization. To find the necessary skills to match often quickly evolving requirements is proving a considerable challenge. Organizations are employing varying strategies to meet their skills demand. This document describes the basic typology of such strategies, what challenges and advantages they may bring and how they may affect the relationships with IT vendors and other partners.
"European organizations face difficult decisions when it comes to skills sourcing. Having a comprehensive strategy is the first step to success. It helps organizations to realize their possibilities as well as their limitations, and ensures they remain committed to skills development in the long term." — Research Manager Jan Alexa, IDC European Insights