System Infrastructure Skills
According to the President and CEO of ISM Canada, an IBM company, and many other Canadian business leaders competition for cloud-skilled IT professionals has become downright fierce, with many IT leaders struggling to acquire the necessary candidates to support cloud initiatives within their organizations. According to the 2020 Challenges in Cloud Transformation Survey, a shortage of qualified talent is becoming a major barrier to enterprise cloud adoption and rollout.
Reporting in 2019, The Brookfield Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship based in Toronto, Ontario, stated that;
"Digital skills exists along a spectrum, covering a wide range of knowledge, expertise, and training. They belong to four distinct categories:
Workforce Digital Skills, such as those associated with the Microsoft Office suite of tools.
Data Skills, which range from spreadsheet to machine learning skills.
System Infrastructure Skills, related to managing cloud computing services or providing IT support.
Software/Product Development Skills, related to the generation of new digital products (both web- and software–based)."
It's clear that the war for talent is raging between organizations and across sectors to attract individuals with any of these digital skills and given the acceleration of digital transformation in Canada an investment in these skills will position candidates extremely favorably.
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