A scarce skill set again? Are you surprised?

A 2017 CIO survey by Harvey Nash and KPMG shows that EA is the fastest growing tech skill in demand.

While this is clearly a good thing for all budding architects I am concerned that the emphasis on such studies is still on technical skills… and yet the best architects that I’ve ever met have generally come from a mixed background with less emphasis on the technology and more on understanding and managing complexity!

The key findings (as listed in this link) are:

  • Two-thirds of organizations are adapting their technology strategy because of unprecedented global political and economic uncertainty
  • However, 89 percent are maintaining or ramping up investment in innovation, including in digital labor
  • Digital strategies have been embraced by businesses at an entirely new level
  • Cyber security vulnerability is at an all-time high
  • Female CIOs are far more likely to have received a salary increase than male CIOs in the past year, but still the number of women in IT leadership remains extraordinarily low at 9 percent
  • Enterprise architecture is the fastest growing tech skill in demand
  • IT projects are more complex; and weak ownership, an overly optimistic approach, and unclear objectives are the main reasons IT projects fail.

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