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Top 10 Challenges IT Faces Heading Into 2018

While IT teams seem to face similar obstacles every year (talent shortages, tight budgets), the technology and methods they use to meet those challenges are rapidly improving and evolving.
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9. Don’t have the right outsourcing relationships 

Forty-five percent of respondents said that to cope with the IT talent shortage they would look to use more outsourcing and contractors, so it’s important that IT has good relationships with the people they’re outsourcing their work to. Luckily, this is fairly low on the list of challenges IT faces in 2017, and unsurprisingly so, considering IT has dealt with outsourcing for many years. 

Emily Johnson is the digital content editor for InformationWeek. Prior to this role, Emily worked within UBM America's technology group as an associate editor on their content marketing team. Emily started her career at UBM in 2011 and spent four and a half years in content ... View Full Bio

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9/20/2017 | 8:26:19 PM
Still The Same Challenges
Emily, thank you for sharing this link. The findings are equally compelling. I spent part of the 90s and early 00s at Gartner and its amazing that most of these challenges have not changed. I think that the IT/Business Alignment numbers are not a good as the survey showed, I believe there a lot of room for improvement here. There is a solid opportunity for my company and I to pivot on improving collaboration between developers and IT operations during the transition to DevOps.
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