Shortage of necessary IT skills has led to big technological companies being entangled in a “talent war”, according to Rackspace CEO Lanham Napier,
Napier revealed that his company faces difficulties trying to find suitable candidates because of shortage of qualified professionals and competition from other firms looking to recruit staff.
"So we're looking harder at getting people right out of university, investing in training programmes, hiring people from other industries and investing in them with the right training and development programmes," he said.
In such testing economic times, qualified, “skilled professionals” are more in demand. Certs, proving that you have the knowledge and competency in a certain field, have become more important than ever.