Getting Ahead of Your Organization's IT Skills Gap

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Create Career Paths for Talent

Employees with a clear path toward advancement are more likely to remain at a company and stay motivated to perform at a high level. Identify members of your team who are smart and curious about new technology trends, or have the ability to solve existing technology challenges in new ways, and grow their skills based on the needs of the business. Promoting "home grown" talent keeps valuable intellectual property in-house and also reduces the cost and time needed to find and train a new candidate.

Technology is at the heart of almost every business transaction today and continues to evolve at a staggeringly rapid pace. For enterprise CIOs, it's an exciting time, witnessing first-hand the profound impact smart-technology decisions can have on business and its customers. With each technology change and new application comes greater possibilities for how IT can deliver value to the broader organization.

However, this transformation to a "digital enterprise" is not without its challenges. Many CIOs are enthused by the potential of the Internet of Things, Big Data, and cloud computing, but are uncertain as to whether or not they are prepared to maintain an IT workforce with all the necessary skills to support it. Some believe this so-called "IT skills gap" is approaching critical mass.  CIOs know they can't capitalize on the many technology opportunities available without the right IT team to execute on them. In this slideshow, Charles Galda, CIO, Technology Centers and Services, GE Capital, outlines five steps that CIOs can take to bridge the IT skills gap and make sure their workforce is poised for success in the rapidly changing enterprise. 

 

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