Millennials driving corporate IT strategies
By: Jen Garofalo | 09/24/2015
The surge of millennials in the US workforce is reshaping business environments and driving IT departments to adapt their infrastructures with millennial-friendly technologies, including mobility, cloud, big data and social media, according to a new study by Randstad Technologies and IDG Research Services.
While the survey found two-thirds of IT leaders say they have or are formulating a plan to address millennials technology needs, one-third of respondents reported they have not addressed millennial-related technology issues in any formal way.
Millennials have grown up in a digital society with technology touching almost every aspect of their lives, said Bob Dickey, group president of technology and engineering, Randstad Technologies. As a result, millennials want to have the same technological capabilities in the workplace as they have in their personal lives. To attract and retain millennial talent, IT leaders need to rapidly adopt current and forward-thinking technologies into their infrastructures. Organizations that are unable to support millennials IT needs may see greater turnover and experience more difficulty recruiting top talent from this demographic of the workforce.
More than three-fourths, 78%, of respondents reported an increase in their organizations mobile/remote workforce and 70% of respondents selected mobility as a technology needed to support the millennial shift. Additionally, 60% of IT leaders surveyed plan to increase investments in mobile within the next year…Read More