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The Information Technology team’s job is never done – it just keeps getting bigger. This blog is about the challenges in finding suitable staff and skills, and some options addressing those challenges.
IT once consisted of combined networking and security, with some servers, but now networking is a lot more complex. There are separate security policy, platform, and SecOps teams, unified communications, servers, virtualization, storage, etc. Not to mention WLAN, hyperconvergence, cloud, fog computing, and IOT, which all too often are without a big enough budget.
So, you’re trying to run your area of the business, manage a team, lower costs, while covering those new technical responsibilities in addition to providing deeper and ever more complex support for the existing responsibilities.
Meanwhile, skilled and experienced people are few and far between. Economics 101 says that limited supply translates into higher costs, compensation in this case.
Here are the challenges NetCraftsmen sees our customers dealing with:
This is the growing Talent Gap, so we’ll carefully avoid the over-worked “Minding the Gap” meme.
What can you do about the Talent Gap? How can NetCraftsmen help?
This is a company blog page, so you did expect it to be selling something!
There are alternatives to facing the challenges above. To name a few:
NetCraftsmen has many talented engineers, providing another way for you to Get Talent! Not only do we offer consulting, but we also offer managed services to address the above challenges.
Here are some of the attractions for our solutions:
Comments are welcome, both in agreement or constructive disagreement about the above. I enjoy hearing from readers and carrying on deeper discussion via comments. Thanks in advance!
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Did you know that NetCraftsmen does network /datacenter / security / collaboration design / design review? Or that we have deep UC&C experts on staff, including @ucguerilla? For more information, contact us at email@example.com.
Nick has over 20 years of experience in Security Operations and Security Sales. He is an avid student of cybersecurity and regularly engages with the Infosec community at events like BSides, RVASec, Derbycon and more. The son of an FBI forensics director, Nick holds a B.S. in Criminal Justice and is one of Cisco’s Fire Jumper Elite members. When he’s not working, he writes cyberpunk and punches aliens on his Playstation.
Virgilio “Bong” has sixteen years of professional experience in IT industry from academe, technical and customer support, pre-sales, post sales, project management, training and enablement. He has worked in Cisco Technical Assistance Center (TAC) as a member of the WAN and LAN Switching team. Bong now works for Tech Data as the Field Solutions Architect with a focus on Cisco Security and holds a few Cisco certifications including Fire Jumper Elite.
John is our CTO and the practice lead for a talented team of consultants focused on designing and delivering scalable and secure infrastructure solutions to customers across multiple industry verticals and technologies. Previously he has held several positions including Executive Director/Chief Architect for Global Network Services at JPMorgan Chase. In that capacity, he led a team managing network architecture and services. Prior to his role at JPMorgan Chase, John was a Distinguished Engineer at Cisco working across a number of verticals including Higher Education, Finance, Retail, Government, and Health Care.
He is an expert in working with groups to identify business needs, and align technology strategies to enable business strategies, building in agility and scalability to allow for future changes. John is experienced in the architecture and design of highly available, secure, network infrastructure and data centers, and has worked on projects worldwide. He has worked in both the business and regulatory environments for the design and deployment of complex IT infrastructures.