Here is an article which looks at the difficulties faced by CIOs in hiring new talent, by Steve Ranger, published on September 08, 2014 in ZDNet. A number of CIOs and IT Directors including yours truly, give their views on this possibility.
Others, like Florentin Albu, CIO at the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations point to a particular set of skills that are in demand. He said some types of skills can be found relatively easily – for example operations and infrastructure, application and app development on mainstream platforms and project management.
But he added: “I see a shortage of skills in areas that can at this moment bring strategic value to the business. I would consider in very much demand at present big data specialists, GIS experts, versed information managers and high end information security professionals, to name but a few.”
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