IT Skills Shortage No Surprise

The continuation of the IT skills shortage comes as no surprise, given that it was predicted as long ago as 2005 or before, and little has been done that could have helped alleviate it. A survey released by the NZICT Group found that NZ ICT companies continue to suffer from a skills shortage, despite the recession. […]

Recessionary IT

Despite the recession, there is plenty of evidence world wide that IT skills are still in short supply.  In these recessionary times, some shortsighted organisations are letting extremely skilled and hard to replace IT staff go without I suspect an assessment of whether they will need them in the near future. For a company in trouble […]

The IT Skills Deficit

Do you have an opinion on how New Zealand, and other countries could solve the IT Skills shortage? In 2005, Robert Sutcliffe and I wrote an academic paper on this topic. Our research indicated that this is an issue that would affect a number of countries, worldwide, not just New Zealand. Given that New Zealand […]