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International technology adoption & workforce issues

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This study from CompTia,�� looks at technology and workforce trends across 10 countries.

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Executive summary:

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  • The importance of information technology (IT) to business success continues to trend upwards. Strategic priorities increasingly include an IT component.

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  • Most businesses seek to improve their utilisation of IT; few are exactly where they want to be in terms of effectiveness or efficiency.

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  • Emerging technologies, such as cloud computing, continue to see adoption gains. Although as businesses rely more heavily on the ���Internet of Things,��� security, data loss and privacy concerns will affect more companies on more levels than ever before.

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  • The global economy remains fragile, but the IT sector should out-perform. Businesses in several countries project solid increases in IT spending, while 4 in 10 businesses expect to hire new IT staff over the next 12 months.

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  • For a number of reasons, IT skills gaps remain a challenge for most businesses. Few are exactly where they want to be with staff expertise and experience.

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  • More than half of businesses report being concerned about the quality and quantity of IT talent available for hire.

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  • The majority of businesses expect IT certifications to increase in importance over the next two years.

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CompTIA is the voice of the world's information technology (IT) industry. As a non-profit trade association advancing the global interests of IT professionals and companies, we focus our programs on four main areas: education, certification, advocacy and philanthropy.

Vendor:
ComputerWeekly.com
Posted:
Feb 8, 2021
Published:
May 20, 2013
Format:
PDF
Type:
Research Content

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