A tech skills gap has long been the subject of academic articles and blog posts. But will the effects of the outbreak of COVID-19 further a skills shortage in businesses? Learn what we found in this years research.
It is said that human beings can manipulate objects without thinking. I am currently typing without thinking about every key I press and took a sip of tea without misjudging the weight and spilling it. These things seem simple. But when it comes to replicating this behaviour in machines, there is a very different story.
The School of Code is offering a free 16-week coding course based in Birmingham. No previous technical experience is needed, or any sort of prior knowledge of subjects like Maths. All the course wants to see is motivation, creativity, an interest in tech and solving problems. What does this mean for Birmingham?
A skills shortage is still rampant in the tech industry. Datacentres are no exception. At the Datacloud Europe Congress in Monaco it was claimed that operators will continue to struggle to plug talent gap if they focus on finding candidates with years of experience. Instead, aptitude for the type of work should be assessed.
Since our 2018 Beyond the Cloud survey, Serviceteam IT have been interested in exploring the apparent skills shortage. We have written many blogs about the gloom UK organisations have faced in terms of tech industry employment. With Brexit, this has been heightened. But it appears that it is not all doom and gloom.
Blockchain has huge potential, but it seems no one knows what for yet. There are positive legal applications, security applications, insurance applications as examples, but few have seemed to apply the technology in a live environment.
Is the use of innovative technology going too far? For over two centuries new technology has been introduced in the business world and workers have had to adapt their positions to accommodate the change. Now that change means Robotic Process Automation (RPA).
A skill shortage is when there are not enough people with a skill to meet demand. In an ever-changing technology world, a skill shortage is a huge cause for concern in IT. This is especially important as emerging technologies such as Artificial Intelligence, Blockchain, Internet of Things will give organisations a competitive edge.
One thing is certain, Britain is facing an uncertain future. This means UK businesses across all industries are facing significant challenges. Do we have the skills to deal with them? More importantly, should businesses be changing their strategy to accommodate a skills shortage?
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