A recent study by Gartner Research predicts organizations will move past short-term projects that deal with pandemic-related workplace issues and focus on longer-term IT projects in 2022. And that means facing the reality of an IT talent shortage.
"The war for talent is critical battleground for CIOs. There is a growing amount of work they need to accomplish, and while timelines have extended somewhat, there is still urgency," John-David Lovelock, a research vice president at Gartner, said in an email to Computerworld.
"Unfortunately, CIOs are at a disadvantage when attacking top talent — there is more money and better opportunities within (technology service providers) for top IT skills," Lovelock said. "In order to maximize productivity of their existing IT staff, CIOs will be outsourcing more to free up time, training existing staff in the desired skills and hiring consultants to fulfill critical skilled roles. This will last at least through 2022." Continue reading here.