CIO Forum

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  1. The workforce is the lifeblood of any IT organization, but several factors are disrupting the nature of IT work, including how work will be performed, when and by whom.

    New technologies are emerging every day, and businesses want to quickly take advantage of those new capabilities. Silos within and amongst organizations are dissolving, making it easier to share resources and leverage talent from inside and outside the organization. Demand for resources continually fluctuates and businesses need a more flexible, on-demand workforce that can scale up or down as needed.

    Traditional workforce models aren’t built to manage the shifting scope and warp speed of change happening today. To adapt, IT organizations must pursue new approaches to finding the right talent that can drive innovation in IT.

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  2. Most in-demand internet of things (IoT) skills
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    The internet of things (IoT) is in the midst of an explosion, as more connected devices proliferate. But there's a problem: not enough talent with the right skills to manage and execute on IoT projects. So while IoT is poised to be the next great IT jobs boom, insufficient staffing and lack of expertise is the top-cited barrier for organizations currently looking to implement and benefit from IoT, according to research from Gartner.

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  3. While many brick-and-mortar stores are struggling with declining sales and rising rents, e-commerce is both the cause and solution. Due to the increase in transactions made online, there is a rising demand for e-commerce skills across the board — from retail chains looking to improve their online experiences to enterprise-level companies and startups looking to increase revenue. To boost their competitiveness in an increasingly digital marketplace, companies are hiring for these in-demand e-commerce skills.

    1. Software development

    Software development is the key to e-commerce success. The range of new e-commerce solutions is exploding, with capabilities such as automation, customer relationship management (CRM), website design, customer service, marketing-related functionality, and more. This means that businesses must hire software developers fluent in the solution that provides the best ROI for their organization.

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  4. Blockchain is a hot topic at the moment. The revolutionary new technology which underpins Bitcoin has the potential to disrupt many of the industries that currently take their seeming invincibility for granted. Disruption is coming, from healthcare and remittance to banking, real estate and – yes – venture capital.

    For venture capitalists, disruption is nothing new. They often make their living off the back of the companies that embrace disruptive new technologies and find ways to monetize them, and they’re always on the lookout for new trends that are shaping different industries and which could be applied elsewhere.

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  5. Congratulations!  You recently landed a great new Fortune 500 CIO job, and today is your first day.

    You know that talent will make you or break you, so you smile when your HR business partner stops by to give you a pile of documents, all of which will help you get to know your team. These include:

    • Org charts that tell you how many people you have, who reports to whom, and where they are located
    • A demographic report with information on how many people are about to retire and how few millennials you actually have
    • A list of your high-potential people (now you know who the recruiters are targeting…)
    • Turnover numbers that tell you how many of your team have quit or been fired (but not necessarily why they quit or were fired)
    • Nine box analyses of your leadership team that give you insight into their potential
    • Competency models that tell you what percentage of your staff “drives for results” or are “strong communicators”
    • A list of people you should meet on the global listening tour you have scheduled for later in the month

    In short, you have a wealth of information about your team. But in a way, you have nothing. Despite all of that information, you still cannot answer some critical questions about your team, such as:

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