While IT has traditionally been confined solely to the IT department, this is no longer the case. The times are changing and as technology becomes a critical to our everyday lives, we have seen a rapid increase in the demand for ‘digital skills’.
From using web analytics, to building a following on one of the many social platforms, or learning how to code – the digital revolution has extended far beyond the reach of the IT department.
Our study of 5,700 office workers from across Europe, the Middle East and Asia found that while digital skills are in fact a priority for ALL employees, less than half of today’s workforce believe they have the opportunity to flex their digital muscles and use these skills.
For CIOs, this represents a new challenge – and they have been tasked with not only helping nurture digital skills and technical knowledge across the organisation, but also creating a digital-first environment in which they can be put to the best possible use.