The IT skills gap is affecting the IT channel on a deep level. It is causing a number of organizations to struggle when it comes to optimizing the latest technology. However, as more business operations get intertwined with tech innovations, those outside the IT department also need to have a grasp on basic technology skills.
In a recent guest column for The Globe and Mail, several members of the Young Entrepreneur Council spoke about basic IT skills that every entrepreneur should have. One of those experts was Nathalie Lussier, the founder of the Website Checkup Tool, and she covered a topic that has spiraled into a major problem for the corporate landscape.
"The most important tech skill that you could learn is the ability to learn new ones," Lussier said. "That might seem like a hard skill to acquire, but it's actually pretty simple if you practice learning and researching new things using search engines to find solutions to problems. Try it now: find a solution to one of your tech problems, and you'll be on your way in no time!"
Other skills mentioned in the article include wireframing, analytics, HTML, social media and computer troubleshooting. On top of that, the verbiage used by IT departments needs to be understood by all employees.
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