How the Skills Gap Is Threatening the Growth of App Economy

By Darryl K. Taft  |  Posted 2015-08-14

As eWEEK reported earlier this summer, most businesses will be software-driven within the next 36 months, according to a survey commissioned by CA Technologies. The global study, "The Battle for Competitive Advantage in the App Economy," found that 43 percent of those surveyed said becoming a software-driven enterprise is a critical driver of competitive advantage today, rising to 78 percent in three years. Indeed, as companies transform into software-driven enterprises, bringing high-quality applications to market faster becomes one of the most critical differentiators, the survey found. "It's no longer enough for companies to have superior products or services," Otto Berkes, CA's CTO, said in a statement. "Today, success depends upon delivering a superior customer experience." However, the survey found that a skills shortage is threatening the growth of the so-called app economy. This eWEEK slide show looks at CA's study and how a shortage of skilled workers is impacting the software world.


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