The digital skills gap has been well recognized and written about for years. This conundrum is now coming to a head for employers across the board as companies have made the move to a digital-first approach with cloud computing at the heart of their IT infrastructures.

The digital skills gap has been well recognized and written about for years. This conundrum is now coming to a head for employers across the board as companies have made the move to a digital-first approach with cloud computing at the heart of their IT infrastructures.

Improved speed and agility, cost reduction, energy savings, and business continuity are just a few of the business benefits enabled by the cloud. Still, until recent years, some industries were hesitant to adopt the cloud due to the complexities of their legacy systems.

We can confidently say that is no longer the case. Enterprises who were biding their time have had their hands forced by the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic, where a remote workforce sustained the digital economy. To meet customer demands and compete amongst expectations of efficient, globalized service delivery, the cloud native world is here to stay — and the need for qualified tech talent is on the rise.

Upskilling vs. Hiring – How to know what to do?

The ability to attract and retain workers with the right skills has become a key differentiator for winning organizations. Even for those who hire well, the speed at which technology is advancing makes it difficult for employees to keep up with, and for employers to have a line of sight into where gaps may lie.

Hiring cycles for specialty tech talent are both long and expensive. It’s been reported that the cost to hire one software developer (excluding onboarding, ramp time, and the unexpected cost of turnover) can exceed $50,000. This has

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