As the modern enterprise struggles to keep up with rapidly evolving technology, finding the right IT professionals to manage increasingly dynamic and automated workflows can be challenging.
While work environments are becoming inundated with highly technical projects and platforms, there are not enough skilled technical professionals to handle them. This issue is particularly troublesome when it comes to niche functions requiring specialized skills that, more often than not, do not lend themselves to the bulk of the enterprise workload. In cases like this, business leaders are forced to task existing IT professionals with performing duties for which they have not been adequately trained, or they must hire specialists, usually at great cost, who will devote the majority of their time on lower-level functions.
This is why many organizations are turning to IT consulting services for their staffing needs. For a steady, predictable fee, organizations gain access to the talent they need when they need it, without having to wade into the complexities of payroll, benefits, training, and a host of other requirements.
According to ZDNet, the most difficult jobs to fill in the enterprise are data scientists, IT architects, and security engineers. These jobs require years of rigorous training in some of the most challenging STEM disciplines available. For this reason, the talent pool for these positions is shallow, forcing companies to offer not just high salaries but a wide range of incentives—everything from stock options to generous leave packages—in order to attract the top candidates.
Despite this, many CIOs continue to shoulder the burden of emerging digital transformation initiatives and strategic business operations, including those related to data science, security, and risk management. This is a double-edged sword because the more time a CIO devotes to this level of work, the less time they have for recruiting and hiring the talent needed to push these initiatives forward, leading in many cases to existing talent heading for the exit doors.
While it may be tempting to think that automation and artificial intelligence will ultimately replace many of these jobs, it turns out that the exact opposite is true. Not only will organizations need to acquire new talent to operate and manage these oncoming technologies, but they will have to maintain a workforce to oversee legacy infrastructure. As the workforce ages, of course, experts in these earlier technologies will become harder to find, just as today’s top organizations face a shortage of skilled technicians for the mainframes that continue to serve data in this age of the cloud.
Outsourcing IT staffing needs is the perfect end-run around all of these challenges. At CBTS, we maintain a large pool of highly vetted, trained, and certified IT specialists backed by an experienced team of technology professionals. Regardless of your particular challenges, we provide instant access to people who can analyze and optimize your data ecosystem.
Our staffing solutions are available in multiple formats to provide the flexibility needed to solve any challenge. These include:
The upside for the enterprise is multifaceted. As mentioned above, it eliminates full-time employee benefit costs for short-term employment while providing top-notch talent that is fully up-to-speed on emerging technologies and industry best practices. At the same time, it allows organizations to maintain a more flexible, scalable staffing environment that limits cost overruns and more precisely matches skill sets with work requirements.
In today’s economy, efficiency is becoming the key driver of success. Emerging data platforms are doing wonders at driving inefficiency from supply chains, development processes, back-office functions and customer-facing tasks like sales and support. The next step is to ensure that your workforce is just as dynamic and adaptable as your technology with the right IT professionals.
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