Report

The Pending Legacy IT Skills Shortage

Baby Boomer Retirement Sets Stage For A "Perfect Storm"

July 30th, 2007
With contributors:
Samuel Bright, Alex Cullen, Bo Belanger

Summary

The Baby Boomer retirement phenomenon will drive the legacy skills issue in IT to new heights. IT organizations that have yet to determine their exposure to the combined threat are playing with fire. Replacing staff members won't solve the problem — literally decades of business and application knowledge will walk out the door as Boomers retire. CIOs should take steps to assess and mitigate the effect before this perfect storm cripples IT.

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