When we talk about the IT skills gap, it’s easy to get lost in statistics. But if we’re to fully understand (and ultimately solve) this pressing problem, we need to get deeper into the story. This article by Cisco’s Lauren Horwitz talks to some of the people on the front line of the technology talent shortage, including Dominique Wilkins, a graduate of Cisco’s Networking Academy, and employers like Maureen McDermott from CDW.
Training new recruits is just one of many approaches that CIOs must take to fill the skills shortage. IDC has covered other approaches in this report. To find out more about Cisco Networking Academy, which has just celebrated its 20 year anniversary, visit netacad.com. Discover Cisco’s new approach to learning at the Cisco Learning Network.