Can Managed Services Bridge the IT Skills Gap?

The IT skills gap phenomenon isn’t a new concept, but it has become increasingly evident in the past several years. Most small- and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) have the same IT needs as larger organizations, but unfortunately lack the necessary internal bandwidth and resources. With new IT rules being written every day, complicated by the internet of Things (IoT) and an increasingly mobile workforce, IT professionals need to stay up-to-date and receive the latest certifications to cover their bases. As conditions continue to evolve, how can SMBs deal with the widening skills gap?

Did you know that 83 percent of organizations have voiced concern about their ability to find workers with the right IT skills and experience? These organizations need but don’t have a team of skilled IT specialists, who are dedicated to providing them with peace of mind and the expertise they need to grow profitability.

Closing the IT skills gap remains an on-going challenge for most SMBs because it can have a significant impact on the operations and effectiveness of their business. Due to the expertise that is now required to keep a company’s IT department up and running, it’s becoming more beneficial to outsource low-value, time-consuming tasks to a managed service provider (MSP). According to a 2012 study, businesses are seeking help. CompTIA’s International Technology Adoption and Workforce Trends Study shows the trends.

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Scott Smeester

Scott serves as unbiased outside eyes to ensure that companies are secure, sustainable and profitable. A geek with executive tendencies, Scott helps businesses that are too small for a full-time CIO/CTO.

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