A complex technology skills crisis may be looming, according to new trans-Tasman research from Hudson ICT. The report – Economic Recovery And The New IT Skills Crisis – says skills shortages in the sector in New Zealand and Australia are far more involved than simply a lack of staff to cover greater volumes of work.
The re-emergence of projects after the global economic downturn has combined with other trends – such as an increasing drive for alignment between business and technology needs, and a growing emphasis on web-based, customer-facing work – to create a need for strategic roles.
These include positions in business analysis, enterprise architecture, testing and project management. A shortage in the supply of suitably-qualified people could create a project bottleneck that will have an impact as negative as the recession itself, the report claims.
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