The data center industry’s ‘skills shortage’ is the most intractable resource shortage facing it. The core characteristics are different from those of the other resource challenges facing the industry. The shortage of skills is more difficult to measure or monitor directly than threats to the supply of power, water, connectivity or money. Markets and organisations that, on the evidence of their own reporting, have sufficient skills available to them see themselves in the midst of a crisis. Others that appear far more vulnerable to a skills shortage appear almost complacent about its potential impact. The skills shortage exists partly within the minds of the market but that in itself is enough to impact the industry through loss of confidence in emerging countries and loss of perspective in some established ones. Both confidence and perspective are critical attributes to an industry moving and changing fast.
Key Questions Answered:
How concerned are data center managers about the data center skills shortage?
What are the key operational concerns of data center managers worldwide?
How large is the data center workforce worldwide? How has it grown?
What countries / areas of the world are most vulnerable to the data center skills shortage?
What are the problems expected to arise from the data center skills shortage?
What are the most popular proposed solutions to the data center skills shortage?