TECH SUPPLIER Mar 2019 - IDC Survey Spotlight - Doc # US44842319

2019 IT Training Buyer Survey Spotlight: Impact of Skills Gap and the Need for Strategic IT Skills Development

By: Cushing AndersonProgram Vice President, IT Education and Certification


This IDC Survey Spotlight discusses the impact of skills gap and the need for strategic IT skills development. The breadth of skills required across IT job roles is massive. And there is no "typical" IT position or skill profile. With the increasing importance of IT to business success, it is increasingly important that IT professionals have the skills to perform their roles. In this survey spotlight, we illustrate the breadth of in-demand IT skills and the impact lack of skills can have on organizations. It includes brief recommendations regarding how to create a "strategic skills development plan" for IT workers.

"IDC believes that by 2020, 90% of all organizations will have adjusted project plans, delayed product/service releases, incurred costs or lost revenue because of lack of IT skills, with losses worldwide totaling $390 billion annually. IT organizations must have robust strategic skills development plans in place for all critical IT roles," says Cushing Anderson, program vice president, IT Education and Certification research.


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