How CIOs Can Combat the Talent Shortage

How CIOs Can Combat the Talent Shortage


“Water, water, every where, nor any drop to drink.” This line from Samuel Taylor Coleridge’s The Rime of the Ancient Mariner could just as easily apply to CIOs seeking to fill crucial spots in their IT organizations. The world may seem full of systems engineers, network specialists and IT generalists, but when it comes to critical roles like cloud architects, cybersecurity specialists or agile developers, there’s hardly “any drop to drink.”

According to the National Science Foundation, the number of computer science degrees peaked in 2004 and did not begin to recover until 2015. There are several explanations for this, but the most likely one is that the computer science job market collapsed during the dot-com bust, leading students to select other fields. We’re now missing an entire generation of computer science graduates who would be in senior-level technical roles…

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