A shortage of tech talent is leading to a spike in organisations outsourcing their IT needs, according to industry research. A survey conducted by Manpower Group found that 54% of companies worldwide have reported a shortage of experts, while Gartner found that 75% of business leaders think that a lack of IT talent is a risk factor. It’s a trend that could see a shortfall of 85 million workers by 2030.

The gap in tech talent has seen a concurrent rise in the number of firms outsourcing their IT. As digital transformation gathers pace, organisations have become dependent on strong IT strategy to provide them with a competitive edge. And, with cloud migrations and services growing in prominence, outsourcing IT has become more than a cost-saving exercise.

With IT now a key driver for business growth, improved service and increased efficiency, the demand for MSPs and other services will continue to grow. And while the shortage of expertise may have a slight impact on the rate of growth (CAGR of 4.5% from 2021 to 2026 according to IT Outsourcing Market), it is expected to halt the demand for IT services.

Nutbourne’s Patrick Burgess agrees: “We’re seeing now more than ever that IT has a strategic role to play in the growth of organisations of every size. And, as we’ve seen over the last two years especially, sound IT infrastructure allows companies to adjust and flex with changing demands and challenging environments. Moving forward it’s going to be a huge competitive advantage.

“Getting that right can be challenging, especially with limited resource or a smaller pool of IT talent to employ from. Working with an MSP gives you the best of both worlds. You get guaranteed expertise and an IT infrastructure that can meet business demands. For growing businesses that’s a win-win.”To find out how Nutbourne can support your business growth, visit us at: www.nutbourne.com