Why IT Is Unprepared for a Millennial Shift

Why IT is Unprepared for a Millennial Shift

Why IT is Unprepared for a Millennial ShiftWhy IT is Unprepared for a Millennial Shift

By Dennis McCafferty

Difference MakerDifference Maker

More than seven out of 10 IT pros said the Millennial shift has impacted them in some extent.

Game PlanGame Plan

24% said they have already come up with a strategy to address the needs of Millennials from an IT perspective, and 43% say they’re developing one.

Tenuous Position, Part ITenuous Position, Part I

Only 37% said they’re confident in their ability to provide access to data anytime/anywhere, a key factor for Millennial IT support.

Tenuous Position, Part IITenuous Position, Part II

Only 37% said they’re confident in their ability to provide the access to the latest tech, and just 36% are confident that they can provide an enjoyable user experience.

Generation GapGeneration Gap

Only 22% said they have integrated tech to handle knowledge transfer to the upcoming generation of workers.

Impact Statement: In MotionImpact Statement: In Motion

78% said the “Millennial Shift” will cause an increase in the mobile/remote workforce within the next year.

Impact Statement: Team WorkImpact Statement: Team Work

73% said this shift will boost the use of collaborative and communications tools over the next 12 months.

Impact Statement: Lock DownImpact Statement: Lock Down

57% said it will prompt the changing of security requirements.

Impact Statement: Proper MixImpact Statement: Proper Mix

43% said it will increase demand for better work/life balance.

Top Technologies Targeted for Increased InvestmentTop Technologies Targeted for Increased Investment

Mobility: 60%, Security: 51%, Cloud computing: 49%, Virtualization: 43%, Communications/collaboration: 57%

Dennis McCafferty
Dennis McCafferty is a contributor to CIO Insight. He covers topics such as IT leadership, IT strategy, collaboration, and IT for businesses.

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