Given the breadth and pace of innovation, all signs point to a widening skills gap, putting further pressure on organizations to rethink their workforce strategies. This CompTIA research report defines the IT skills gap and sets the stage for tackling the related challenges, including the following key points:

  • What is a skills gap? The term “skills gap” has become somewhat of a catch-all term to describe a range of workforce concerns. However, at its most basic level, a skills gap is simply the variance between expected performance and what workers can or choose to deliver.
  • Organizations need a skills gap strategy. Despite its negative effect on the bottom line, two-thirds of organizations do not have a formal strategy to address skills gaps. Because most struggle to identify and assess what skills are missing, they are unable to narrow the gap.
  • An increase in data means a growing need for cybersecurity skills. The cybersecurity skills gap is especially problematic, with shortcomings in cybersecurity expertise and experience. As data becomes more critical to business operations, the need for data security compounds.

Download this IT research report to view insights and analysis from a survey of 600 IT and business executives and the skills gap challenges that need to be addressed.

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