Dealing with the Skills Crisis: What You Need to Do Now

Dealing with the Skills Crisis: What You Need to Do Now

Australia needs workers with technology skills to enable the success of our businesses. However, many reports have suggested that the digital literacy of the next generation has dwindled and this country is falling behind other nations in the innovation stakes.
The accelerating adopting of cloud services, for instance, has resulted in a skills gap for IT workers who are properly trained and certified to use the latest cloud environments.

IT chiefs gathered at Sydney’s Rockpool restaurant recently to discuss how they are dealing with the challenge of finding people with the right technology skills to drive their businesses forward. The event was sponsored by Amazon Web Services.

In a rapidly evolving cloud environment, it is becoming crucial to have technical experts who are knowledgeable about cloud systems and infrastructure. They can quickly learn and deploy new technologies to support customer driven digital transformation, says Amazon Web Services’ managing director, A/NZ, Paul Migliorini.

“Organisations are looking for skills in many domains ranging from cloud migration skills to capabilities in areas such as DevOps. We are also seeing an increased demand in specialist areas like IoT, machine learning/artificial intelligence, analytics and databases.”

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