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Right man for the job

The firm’s computing system needs upgrading, but you don’t have the skills in-house. How do you find someone? Tim Phillips speaks to those in the know.

Vile's research shows that skills shortfalls often stop firms from adopting emerging ideas and technologies, even when there's a clear business case. Transforming or updating IT by using consultants, whether self-employed specialists or global firms, has been common in government, banks or other businesses that use technology to innovate. They are now becoming pervasive in professional firms, ready to do anything from upgrading software to an ambitious workflow, digitisation or security project.

This is an extract from an article in the May/June 2015 edition of Chartech, the magazine of the IT Faculty.