Readers of this blog are well aware of how the IT channel is evolving and that companies are struggling to keep pace. However, the importance of technology systems to the corporate landscape is setting the stage for robust opportunities.
A recent article from InformationWeek recapped the 34th annual Society for Information Management IT Trends Study for 2013. It is based on a survey of 650 of the organization's members. The main finding is that the salaries, training and spending on IT is all on the rise. On top of that, IT is now considered to be in a "sweet spot for employment and investment."
"It's a good time to be a geek: Salaries are increasing, money going to training is increasing, which is typically a sign of employers trying to keep their IT people, and we see turnover increasing, which is typically a sign of a healthy IT job market," Leon Kappelman, a professor at the College of Business at the University of North Texas, told the news source.
He went on to say that it is not unusual to see a skilled professional right out of college receive a hefty offer from several organizations. Despite all of this, 20 percent of IT leaders have lost sleep because of an impending skills shortage.
VARs and MSPs have become a major resource for the business sector that is spending more in technology. Solution providers that partner with VAR Staffing have the best chance to find and recruit impactful IT talent.