After years of discord, IT and business are finally learning how to effectively work together to drive strategic initiatives and accomplish shared goals. In order to achieve that, organizations need IT talent — but some roles are harder to fill than others.
Organizations expect difficulty in finding appropriate skillsets to fill security and risk management positions. Adding to the talent shortage, this area is one of the most important priorities for IT departments to fill as GDPR regulations go into effect.
Business intelligence and data analytics
Organizations find it difficult to fill business intelligence and data analytics roles. Knowing how to gather, process, analyze and act on the vast amounts of business intelligence and data that flows into businesses every year is a major competitive differentiator in a digital economy and a crucial strategic area.
Filling cloud integration roles comes with its own set of challenges. The need for cloud integration talent will only continue to grow as more organizations move from on-premises to cloud deployments. It’s a critical IT skillset, whether integrating with legacy systems or migrating between cloud providers.
This area is another critical IT function that’s facing a shortage of skilled talent, whether it be about developing applications for internal corporate use to further business objectives or developing applications for external customers. As a result, some organizations are turning to low-code development to help ease the pressure.
Enterprise software (ERP, CRM)
ERP and CRM solutions are necessary to stay within budgets, ensure efficiency, and communicate effectively with customers for large enterprises. Organizations face difficulty while filling enterprise software roles. This area is especially important to many as they use Salesforce to manage and measure the effectiveness of campaigns as well as next-generation digital marketing platforms.