IOT Will Need to Secure Talent for Future Development


Experts found that the Internet of Things has lacking in security and they need to upgrade their security measures as part of their development / Photo by: metamorworks via Shutterstock


A more technologically adept generation is making it easy for tech giants to introduce more and more technological creations that can help make human lives easier, but as it is, if tech giants want this to continue they’re going to need to invest in talent that is substantial to cater to the IOT explosion.


According to a report by IT Pro Portal, the severe lack of talent is seen as something that could potentially slow down the possibilities that are in store for the future of IOT. In a corresponding report by Experis, it’s not that there isn’t a big push for jobs in the cybersecurity push. In fact, that push is substantial--albeit small--enough that last year’s advertised cybersecurity roles pale in comparison to quarter four of 2018’s 10 percent compared to the same period last year.


However, there is a disconnect, since salaries dropped alongside the fact that cybersecurity roles have done their fair share in attracting jobs. However, if big companies are just going to continue looking at cybersecurity as a problem suitable to fix via a band-aid solution, they may have to switch to investing in it for the long term.


After all, the digitalization leaves behind it those that cannot accommodate to it, and being left behind in business is a big deal for anyone who understands the value of making sure people spend money on you.


Martin Ewings, director of specialist markets for Experis notes that IoT comes with it opportunities, in case that part hadn’t been obvious already; but without anyone being driven into taking those opportunities through effective marketing, the strong demand needed for skill in the age of more IoT will not be met and the advancement will only fall short of its usual projected effect for the future.


“Businesses are having to be creative and take a blended approach to their talent acquisition strategies – tapping into the contractor market to build a hybrid team of permanent and temporary workers. In doing so, they can have fast access to the skills they need right now, while taking a longer-term view by building permanent capabilities and investing the time required to enable strategic development,” Ewings adds.