Tomorrow's IT Workforce: Tech-Savvy, Business-FocusedBy Stan Gibson | Posted 10-09-2006
That was the message voiced by several Gartner analysts Oct. 9 at the consultancy's annual Symposium and IT Expo here.
As technology-minded youngsters take their place in corporate America, including the nation's IT departments, they will bring with them a passion and an expectation for the latest and greatest in technology.
How businesses respond to these high expectations will go a long way to determining their ability to attract good people and thereby retain a competitive technology edge, said Gartner analyst John Mahoney in a presentation.
If companies' IT operations are heavily outsourced so that they can't respond with leading-edge systems, they'll be at a disadvantage in attracting the best and the brightest, said Gartner analyst Linda Cohen in an interview.
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