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Hiring and Retaining IT Talent: A Critical Challenge for Higher Ed

Friday, January 1, 1999

Abstract

Higher education institutions are struggling to hire and retain critical IT talent. As technologies change and evolve, the need for personnel to keep up is important to colleges and universities around the world. However, the situation has worsened as the global demand for IT skills explodes. The presenter will provide an analysis of the personnel problems facing higher education IT and will suggest strategies involving partnerships with vendors, changes in hiring practices, bonuses to key IT personnel, outsourcing, and lowering the demand for talent through improved business practices and standardizing technology applications.

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