The push for data transformation is compelling companies to modernize network operations and digital infrastructure. However, such transformational efforts demand specialized expertise. To modernize legacy networks, it's not just proficiency in the latest technologies that's essential, but also a deep understanding of the legacy systems targeted for upgrade. Achieving digital transformation goals can be significantly hindered without the appropriate talent. However, even more crucial is ensuring that individuals with the necessary skills are in place to secure those digital environments. The repercussions of inadequate security measures and limited personnel can greatly surpass the costs associated with delaying infrastructure upgrades.
Enterprises are facing a growing skills IT gap that is threatening their abilities to effectively manage and modernize their existing IT infrastructures. While mainframe computing and COBOL-based applications continue to be phased out in favor of cloud-based infrastructure, many enterprises still rely on these sunset technologies to support their large operations. Even enterprises that are migrating from these legacy environments to modern deployments need IT professionals capable of supporting their full IT stacks.