Top Skills for IT's Future: Cloud, Analytics, Mobility and Security

Archived Published: 21 June 2016 ID: G00297698


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With cloud and analytics looming large as the major technologies to embrace and exploit, it's critical for IT professionals to identify and act on top technical and effectiveness skills gaps now — or risk impeding your organization's strategic goals. This research will help close those gaps.

Table of Contents

  • Analysis
    • The 2016 IT Professional Survey
    • A Large Gap Exists Between Tech Professional Digital Business Engagement and Perceived Preparedness
    • Cloud Looms Large as the Big Technology to Know and Embrace
    • The Top Talent Gaps Are a Mix of Technology and Professional Effectiveness Skills
      • Plan for More Breadth, Not Just Depth
    • IT Project Phase Analysis Highlights Maturity of Tech Discipline
    • Investment Priorities Differ by Industry and From IT Professional "Importance" Ranking
  • Recommendations
  • Conclusion
  • Gartner Recommended Reading
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