CEOs are concerned about the cloud skills gap but doing little to remedy it – so plough your own furrow
November 01, 2018 / James Bourne
The majority of top brass at UK organisations say they concerned about the digital skills divide – yet only a small percentage are willing to invest in digital skills training for existing staff. That’s the key finding from a report by cloudy software firm Domo. The study, titled ‘Leading at the Speed of Data’ and which polled 107 CEOs in total, found a generational gap in some areas. 84% of CEOs aged between 25 and 34 said data could ‘be a threat’ to the future of their business, while just over half of over 55s said the same. In total, 71% of all respondents said a lack of data access and skills could put their organisation at risk. While only 17% said they would invest in training for existing staff, few more (18%) said they planned to invest in recruiting employees with strong digital skills. The gap, therefore, could not be more pronounced.