IT Skills Gap Forces CIOs to Get Creative

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Employers are offering innovative training programs to help IT staffers master the skills they need in today's evolving market.

Finding IT workers who are well versed in ever-changing technologies like wireless networking, cloud computing, mobile security and big data analytics is becoming increasingly difficult for CIOs.

To make up for the lack of expertise in such areas, IT managers are looking for job seekers trained in multiple disciplines, and they're implementing cross-training programs for the workers they have.

At Computerworld's SNW Spring 2012 conference in Dallas earlier this month, several IT executives described steps they're taking to hire multiskilled workers and to break down silos of specialization within IT's ranks.

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