As the 2024 New Year has arrived, so does the opportunity to make educated predictions for what the future holds for cybersecurity. Fundamentally, a cybersecurity strategy is an integral component of business strategy because it allows the business to harness risk. Since cybersecurity is often driven by compliance mandates and overly restrictive policies, cybersecurity teams are sometimes seen as the “department of no.” However, that need not always be the case.
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.
Enterprise IT teams are asked to do more with less, every day. Staffing for one part of the team may be sufficient while it lacks in another, which leaves IT leaders scrambling to fill critical talent gaps. Recruitment campaigns can be expensive and often leads to wasted interviews, further delaying progress.
As a forward-thinking technology solutions provider, WEI stands ready to help with your IT staffing woes. Our scalable IT Staff Augmentation Services are designed to help IT leaders fill the talent gaps in the most critical areas, quickly. Our team has also recently launched a Technical Apprenticeship For Diverse Candidates service where IT leaders can hire and develop upcoming IT talent. Learn more about these two unique IT staffing resources in this article.
Judging by the vast increase in technology investments across the board, it is clear enterprises are not waiting to pursue their digital transformation goals. Whether it is AI, the hybrid cloud, or cybersecurity, these technology investments are being made by companies everywhere. It’s worth noting, however, that we are also seeing increased investment in IT staff augmentation, too.
You may have heard the good news―WEI is expanding our staff augmentation services to all our customers. While we’ve been perfecting the practice of IT recruiting and IT staffing for our Fortune 100 customers for over ten years, we realize this service offering was born from the very real need to fulfill IT roles with the ‘right’ person. Time and cost are always part of the headache of finding highly specialized IT resources with sought after skill sets. Our expansive network and our seasoned engineering experts (spanning all IT disciplines) puts us in a position of distinction to confidently offer this service, and our existing customers have found tremendous value in our offering. IT staffing is a challenging practice, but we have all the tools, the network, and the in-house expertise to deliver this additional service for our enterprise IT customers with an unmatched level of commitment and dedication to seeing our customers succeed.