Thursday, February 26, 2004

Lack of skilled talent is a growth problem?

I just read the IBM Survey Unearths Growth Agenda article at eWeek. It certainly paints a more rosy picture than we've been seeing lately. I did find some of the quotes a little hard to swallow however.
The dearth of appropriately skilled professionals was underlined by Bill Pence, CEO of the Napster unit of Roxio Inc., of Los Angeles. "In the last 18 to 24 months, it has been much harder to find talent," he said.
To be fair the study was global with half the respondents coming from Asia-Pacific. Regardless, quotes like that must have all the out of work IT folks fuming with frustration. It does beg the question however what are the appropriate skills they are looking for.
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