IT skills gaps increase business dependency on external service providers 

Staff skills gaps, wage inflation and the war for talent will push CIOs to rely more on consultancies and managed service firms to pursue their digital strategies. According to the latest research of Gartner, a corporate consultancy firm, half of all tech vacancies have been open for six months or more, due to a lack of skilled workforce to fill them.  

The findings are a part of Gartner’s report on global IT spending, which projects a total of $4.5tn in 2022, which is an increase of 5.1% from 2021, as more IT solutions are needed to sustain modern businesses.  

Read the full article on Computer Weekly’s website.