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Note from the editor

The talent drought has become a tech industry obsession as companies prioritize modernization. 

The cliché holds: Every company is becoming a tech company. Right? 

The push to infuse technology and create more powerful systems for customer interaction adds pressure to an already taxed talent pipeline. 

With salaries rising and all walks of industries targeting cloud developers and software engineers, businesses are becoming more creative with hires. 

CIO Dive's report on Workforce covers: 

  • The decision to outsource 
  • Skills in demand 
  • A looming talent drought
  • The trend toward accommodating remote work 
  • And the shelf life of skills

The demand will not soon abate. Competition will increase for a talented tech workforce in the digital age. How decision makers respond will define success. 

Naomi Eide Senior Editor

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