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RussellS801
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RussellS801,
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7/29/2016 | 5:19:39 PM
Junk story
No shorage, just no pay and no willingness to train the ones they have. CIO's just like a politiciian, making up execuses to paint a picture that is unrealistic of today's employment opportunities. CIO's just need to say that they spent butt load of money on new data processing, and don't want to pay for experience to analyze it. 
Joe Stanganelli
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Joe Stanganelli,
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7/29/2016 | 1:34:11 PM
Re: Challenge is real
That's just it.  There is no "skills shortage" -- and "too expensive" isn't really the right terminology.  Many companies are too cheap and unwilling to pay market rate -- or even close to market rate.

Reminds me of a CISO/CPO-type role I interviewed for.  I was willing to hear them out despite the fact that they weren't paying anything close to market.   The department was in shambles, they were nowhere close to prepared, and the position had like 4 dotted-line bosses.

They boo-hooed about how they couldn't get enough people to interview for the job once those people found out what was budgeted for the position.

Eventually, they hired no one -- and reposted the job with a less impressive title (but with all the same job requirements) in the hopes of getting cheaper and dumber candidates.
Azathoth
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Azathoth,
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7/29/2016 | 9:12:10 AM
Re: Challenge is real
There are plenty of people with the skills necessary to fill those jobs.  It just happens that most of them are over 40 years old and considered too expensive to hire.  
PeterF028
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7/28/2016 | 4:59:37 PM
Challenge is real
When it comes to data, IT doesnt necessarily need everyone to have the skills of a data scientist, yet anyone within today's envionment needs analytical thought process. Peter Fretty, IDG Blogger for SAS Big Data Forum
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