Gartner Research

How to Mitigate the Growing Mobility Skills Gap

Published: 13 February 2015

ID: G00271496

Analyst(s): Dionisio Zumerle , Nathan Hill


More than 80% of enterprise-managed devices will be mobile by 2018, forcing organizations to take a multichannel approach to embrace new end-user applications. Mobile strategists must prioritize skill sourcing through recruitment, internal training and external sourcing to meet their mobile needs.

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  • Impacts


Impacts and Recommendations

  • Growth in mobility skills demand is outpacing organizations' ability to keep up, resulting in mobile strategists facing a skills shortage across the entire mobility ecosystem, with mobile application development skills in greatest demand
  • Poor availability of skilled staff is driving mobile strategists to outsource many functions across the mobility ecosystem, including application development and testing services
  • The increasing mobility skills gap will force mobile strategists to use a multifaceted application development and delivery approach

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