Managed Services: IT skills gap a boon for service providers

Managed Services: IT skills gap a boon for service providers
Steve Coombs, head of cloud and infrastructure consulting at Sungard Availability Services

Firms which downsized during the recession can now find themselves stuck for IT talent. Some are turning to managed service providers to fill the breach, writes Deirdre Cashion

It has been a rocky road for many organisations, marked by declining revenues, reduced profitability and a need to slash the annual pay bill. And despite the fact that we like to think of IT as a critical business function, it hasn’t quite managed to dodge the knife.

“There’s a large skills gap in our clients around the IT environment and I think that’s going to be met by a combination of managed service...

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