September 10, 2015 : The shortage of qualified IT workers has been an ongoing problem in the business world for many years already, and new research suggests there's no end in sight. Twenty-five percent of projects today are abandoned as a result, and even those that do get finished are delayed by an average of five months.
That's according to "IT Talent Wars and the Gig Economy," a new report from Appirio and Wakefield Research whose results were released Thursday.
As a provider of enterprise crowdsourcing services, Appirio clearly has a stake in promoting the "gig economy," in which tech professionals can be hired on a freelance basis. At the same time, some of its survey results are difficult to ignore.