In the business world today, there is a shortage of IT workers amongst many corporate enterprises. This has been an on going issue for years. And apparently no end is coming soon. Appirio and Wakefield Research put out a report entitled “IT Talent Wars and the Gig Economy”, which describes the current struggle among businesses to maintain a manageable IT staff.
The “Gig Economy” is a system where IT professionals can be hired on a freelance basis rather that work full time at a company’s tech department. Appirio and Wakefield Research has a stake in the gig economy and have released a number of surveys that give interesting statistics on IT in the business world.The author could have done a better job explaining the functions and usage of the gig economy. It would be helpful if the concept were elaborated upon. Although the reader is provided with plenty of facts, it would have also been interesting to read about how companies plan on countering the shortage of IT professionals. Also how the IT professionals are being affected, and what their point of view is. The final thing I think this article is lacking are suggestions for those entering the IT business workforce.
Overall it was a good article. It was interesting to read and provided me with several facts and stats that are affecting the IT business world.
"There Still Aren't Enough Tech Workers, and Enterprises Are Paying the Price." Computerworld UK. N.p., 10 Sept. 2015. Web. 16 Sept. 2015.