TEKsystems surveyed 2400 IT professionals for a Skills Sustainability Snapshot. So what is on the minds of those driving the IT industry?
Evolving Technology, Attraction & Retention, Business Skills ...
The top five technologies with the biggest impact on organization in 2013:
• Business Intelligence (BI)
• Big Data
Educational Institutions will likely offer programs that focus on these technology areas
• Security (85%)
• Cloud (73%)
• Business Intelligence (BI) (69%)
• Mobility (65%)
• Big Data (53%)
Almost 1/2 of respondents agreed that their company struggles with attracting, retaining and developing their IT workforce.
What are the best things about being an IT professional?
• Good Money
• Exciting, Cutting-Edge Work
• Sustainable, High-Demand Field
93% agree that future success will call for strong business skills. The tope skills and attributes to improve in order to be successful: verbal communication, understanding of the business or industry, problem solving, and written communication.
Nearly 70% agree that in the the future most IT professionals will be aligned to various areas of the business rather than within the IT department.
45% of IT professionals said that they would be able to retire between the ages of 61-70. Though 1 in 4 did not think they would be able to retire at any age.
For more information about this survey, solutions to these challenges and more, please check out http://www.teksystems.com.
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