Intelligent CIO Europe Issue 53 - Page 64

FEATURE : CYBERSKILLS

THIS RESEARCH CONFIRMS THAT THERE IS A SHORTAGE OF CLOUD TALENT TODAY , THREATENING CLOUD TRANSFORMATION PROJECTS THAT ARE ESSENTIAL TO BUSINESS SURVIVAL .

cloud capabilities , cloud system development and cloud governance were the top three areas most impacted by the skills gap , according to respondents . removing barriers of entry that have historically limited diversity within the industry .
“ Businesses recognise the importance of cloud infrastructure to help them grow and become more effective and this study confirms the demand for cloud services continues to grow ,” said Vittorio Sanvito , Director of EMEA Partner Development at AWS . “ That is why we are working so hard to help close the skills gap in EMEA and worldwide with our partners like Cloudreach and Atos . AWS has also made a commitment to help 29 million people around the world grow their tech skills with free cloud computing training by 2025 . We are bringing more people into professional cloud careers and increasing the diversity of the cloud workforce .”
And as the nation ’ s workforce is undergoing radical transformation , the ‘ great resignation ’ signals a thirst for change . For new and existing industries , this trend is exacerbating both already well established and emerging skills gaps .
“ This research confirms that there is a shortage of cloud talent today , threatening cloud transformation projects that are essential to business survival ,” said Brooks Borcherding , CEO , Cloudreach . “ Talented architects and engineers are vital to delivering on the promise of cloud for businesses and the opportunities are huge for their careers . This skills gap poses a challenge for organisations to find new ways of recruiting , hiring and upskilling talent ; including
A survey by BT has revealed that , given the opportunity , 69 % of people would reskill and work in a different specialism , with technology ( 18 %), health ( 17 %) and finance ( 10 %) topping the list of sectors that people wished they could switch to .
Many employed UK adults dream of changing their situation , as nearly a quarter ( 22 %) of the UK ’ s workforce have revealed they ’ re unhappy in their
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