A recent study by Gartner Research suggests that more organizations are going to turn to managed IT firms as they struggle with the nationwide 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." Continue reading here.