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Jobs Website: Cybersecurity Skills Gap A Big Problem In U.S.

Cybersecurity climbed the ladder of urgency last year as it spread from the world of corporate data breaches to the playing field of U.S. presidential politics.

As solution providers and their customers combat the many incoming threats, they also have to face another harsh reality: having enough skilled professionals to do the fighting.

U.S. employers particularly face this issue in what is a global problem, according to the job search website Indeed.

Poll: Workforce Issues That Keep You Up At Night

From all indications, business spending on information technology will rise this year, which is good news for vendors and solution providers.]

But while extra revenue itself is always a good thing, there's the issue of getting the work done; that means having enough people to meet the demand.

Yet with a widely cited "skills gap" hovering over the technology sector, having enough qualified people could be a challenge.

The Cognitive Era unfolds: Register for PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2017

As the year comes to an end and the fourth quarter closes, it’s only natural to take stock of our achievements together. More importantly, it’s time to go beyond that. After all, “business as usual” is a cliché for a reason—in my endless travels around the globe, I’m hearing that you, our IBM Business Partners, are just as excited as IBM about joining us on our journey into the Cognitive Era, where Watson and solutions based on Watson have begun to represent the future of meeting client demand.