Tech Industry Struggling With Talent Gap

By Dennis McCafferty  |  Posted 12-11-2013 Email

If the tech sector is feeling optimistic about the future, that's good news for CIOs. After all, when vendors ramp up capital and product investment and boost staffing levels, it's fueled by an overall increase in demand for tech. It also translates to better products and services which CIOs will be able to acquire on the market. Fortunately, a recent survey from Technology Councils of North America (TECNA) and CompTIA, the non-profit association for the industry, indicates that positive sentiment is on the rise. However, serious concerns linger about a lack of tech talent, as well as perceived shortcomings in the quality of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) educational programs. "Companies are feeling better about business conditions, but the talent shortage issue has the potential to sidetrack growth," says Steven G. Zylstra, TECNA chairman and president and chief executive officer of the Arizona Technology Council. More than 1,700 C-suite level technology and business executives at tech companies took part in the research. For more about the survey, click here

Dennis McCafferty is a freelance writer for Baseline Magazine.


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