94% of IT Organizations Struggle To Find
December 4, 2018
released results of its survey on the talent
crisis for the Cloud, DevOps, and Site
Reliability Engineering skills at the
Gartner Infrastructure, Operations and Cloud
Strategies Conference. The survey
illustrates a crisis in hiring for digital
talent and skills that is stifling
innovation, impacting productivity and
derailing revenue growth.
The transition to cloud-native applications
and infrastructure is well underway: Over
60% of IT professionals mentioned that a
majority of their applications are either
built or run using hybrid cloud
architectures. Infrastructure and operations
(I&O) organizations will need vastly
different skills, technologies, and
processes over the next five years as they
adopt a cloud-first posture. How do IT
leaders find the right talent that can
deploy and maintain dynamic, flexible and
cost-effective digital services?
OpsRamp’s Cloud Skills Survey highlights the
strategies and tactics used by IT leaders to
manage their talent pipeline for meeting the
goals of enterprise transformation
initiatives. Here are three leading insights
from our cloud skills survey:
Great Talent Is Tough. 94% of respondents found it at least
“somewhat difficult” to find candidates with the right technology
and business skills for driving digital innovation. More than 77% of
enterprise IT teams are working with managed service providers to
enhance their digital quotient.
Skills Deficit Is Real. 90% of hiring managers report that
the digital skills gap is either somewhat big, quite big or huge.
Nearly a third of respondents believe that the demand for
cloud-native skills outpaces existing talent pools.
Enterprise Transformation Starts With The Right Culture.
Most respondents cited “unwillingness to change pre-existing
attitudes toward technology” as the leading concern for embracing
new business models. It is hard to transform from a digital laggard
to a digital leader without the right practices and processes.
“We knew that a skills gap existed, but we
didn’t truly understand its severity until
now,” said Jordan Sher, Director of
Corporate Marketing,OpsRamp. “Enterprise IT
leaders would like to make the leap to
cloud-native technologies but are struggling
to adjust their workforce to transform their
digital DNA. Enterprises will need to invest
in skill building and retraining programs to
equip their internal teams to manage hybrid
workloads effectively, given how expensive
and difficult it is to hire the right