Video: Addressing the IT Skills Gap




In two short clips, Micro Focus’ Ed Airey discusses the existence of the IT skills gap and how it can be bridged in the years to come. Specifically, Ed cites a disconnect between what’s being taught in universities and what the markets demand. Amidst the extensive development language options today, COBOL is one that is often neglected in classrooms, and as the current workforce retires, organizations are left wondering if they’ll have the resources to operate COBOL based systems in the years to come, an issue which deserves the attention of both those in the development and education biz.

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