The shortage of qualified IT workers has been an ongoing problem in the business world for many years already, and new research suggests there’s no end in sight. Twenty-five percent of projects today are abandoned as a result, and even those that do get finished are delayed by an average of five months.
There still aren't enough tech workers, and enterprises are paying the price
That’s according to “IT Talent Wars and the Gig Economy,” a new report from Appirio and Wakefield Research whose results were released Thursday.
As a provider of enterprise crowdsourcing services, Appirio clearly has a stake in promoting the “gig economy,” in which tech professionals can be hired on a freelance basis. At the same time, some of its survey results are difficult to ignore.