Talent deficit hinders digital modernization efforts

With the IT modernization movement moving beyond the initial euphoria of the promises of digital technologies and into an understanding of the realities of what it will take for full modernization, many companies are facing a serious issue on this long-haul journey – the huge talent deficit,  particularly for AWS, Azure, Google cloud and artificial intelligence. Not only is such talent almost impossible to find, it’s even harder to keep. To solve this, many are turning to offshore talent pools to push through their commitment to digital modernization; however, this is not an ideal long-term answer, especially for those companies accustomed to a permanent team that provides continuous improvement and development.  As more training occurs and new talent enters the market, this is eventually expected to shift away from offshore and back to permanent teams.