64% of respondents to a survey of IT executives said that the main reason they were unable to use new technologies was the lack of qualified staff to work for them.
29% identified implementation costs as the main obstacle to the adoption of new technologies, while 7% identified security risks.
There is currently an increase in investment in the IT sector, exacerbated by the COVID-19 pandemic, with 58% of respondents planning to increase investment in new technologies in 2021, a massive growth compared to only 29% in 2020.
Yinuo Geng, vice president of research at Gartner Research, said that the trend shows that there is growth when it comes to leaders’ willingness to jump into new technologies, but the reactions showed that business leaders are also familiar with labor shortages when it comes to new technologies – a problem that could persist for a long time.
Geng said: “The ongoing push toward remote work and the acceleration of hiring plans in 2021 has exacerbated IT talent scarcity, especially for sourcing skills that enable cloud and edge, automation, and continuous delivery. We’ve been tracking both IT skills trends and emerging technology adoption patterns for a few years, and skills scarcity has been a constant topic that’s really become exacerbated in its potential impact for technology adoption within the past year.”
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