Getting Ahead of Your Organization's IT Skills Gap

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College students in particular are always looking for internships or apprenticeships to gain work experience and mentoring from established executives. Many businesses have begun partnering with educational institutions to help develop and execute a curriculum that is aimed at preparing students for the real world. For CIOs, this could be as simple as STEM education to make sure the future workforce has a strong foundation. These types of synergistic alliances can help develop a talent pool that businesses can draw from for years to come. It's up to the enterprise to take a proactive approach on building the workforce needed to drive business forward. 

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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