Talent Squeeze : The IT sector is currently experiencing a severe talent shortage

At least 75% of data centres are running on hardware that will be redundant or illegal by 2015 and data centres must start planning for upgrade now.

In the rush to upgrade and expand data centre facilities the role of the Data Centre Manager will be elevated, pushing up their wages and companies’ costs.

Data Centre Management has always been a hybrid role encompassing the best (and some of the worst!) of facilities and IT functions.

However, with the increasingly critical role of the data centre as a depository of a company’s knowledge, the backbone of its customer relationships and a backstop in its obligations to regulators, the coming round of technology upgrades is going to make good data centre managers hard to find, and great ones very wealthy indeed!

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