|[November 03, 2016]
Best-Selling Author and IT Expert Gary Beach Hosts Continuum Webinar on Growing IT Talent
the only channel-exclusive IT management platform company, is hosting
the live webinar, "How
to Close the Technology Skills Gap by Growing IT Talent," on
Thursday, November 10, 2016, with special guest, Gary
Beach, author, columnist and information technology expert. Gary has
more than 30 years of experience and has authored the best-selling book,
U.S. Technology Skills Gap," critically acclaimed for being the best
contextual history of STEM education written. Peter
Melby, President of Greystone
Technology Group and Continuum MSP partner, is joining the
discussion, sharing employee engagement, growth and retention strategies
that have helped his company average 40 percent annual growth for the
past 13 years.
With STEM on a slow, linear decline in the U.S., the shortage of
qualified labor has been challenging for MSPs. According to a recent
study conducted by IT staffing firm TEKsystems,
78 percent of IT managers and 80 percent of IT pros experience
difficulty finding qualified candidates, resulting in a longer hiring
and onboarding process. With a career that spans more than three decades
in the IT media business, Gary Beach discusses how to close the IT
skills gap. Along with Peter Melby, Gary discusses what technical skills
are most in demand, what "soft" skills are needed and tips on
identifying and growing IT talent. Peter Melby specifically shares
tactics that have worked at his company.
"Employee turnover tends to be high for MSPs, and in order to increase
productivity and profitability, they need to understand how to engage
staff and guide employees in their professional development," said Gary
Beach. "Employers should understand how to effectively find, engage,
grow and retain IT talent, especially within the millennial cohort, and
this webinar delivers the strategies to help MSPs grow their business
through employee retention."
Gary Beach has held executive posts at McGraw-Hill's Data
Communications, the world's first digital networking magazine and at
International Data Group where he was publisher of Network World (News - Alert), Computerworld
and CIO Magazine. He contributed technology commentaries to
National Public Radio's "All Things Considered" and "Morning Edition"
programs and appeared regularly for a decade on CNBC's "Squawk Box (News - Alert),"
"Squawk on the Street" and "The Closing Bell" where he spoke about
technology investment and acquisition trends.
Gary is a columnist for The Wall Street Journal where he writes
regularly on the topic of technology talent. He serves as an advisor to
the Massachusetts High Technology Council, ReacHire, a non-profit
focused on second-career opportunities for women and Year-Up, a
non-profit dedicated to creating IT job opportunities for inner city
young people. Recently, Gary began work on, "The Skills Gap Almanac,"
which appears on the Twitter (News - Alert) platform, and he partners monthly with
Oklahoma State University's Institute of Technology to publish the
"Skills Gap Misery Index" which measures the pain caused by the skills
Peter Melby has been President of Denver-based Greystone Technology, a
technology service company with more than 75 team members, since 2003.
He presented, "How to Find and Keep a Talented Technical Staff," at Navigate
2016, Continuum's third annual user conference that took place on
September 28-30, 2016 in Boston. Peter ranked as a top 10 speaker at
Navigate, according to the mobile app survey.
To register for the webinar, visit:
Continuum is the only channel-exclusive IT
management platform company that allows its Managed Services Provider
(MSP) partners to maintain both on premise and cloud-based servers,
desktops, mobile devices and other endpoints for their
small-and-medium-sized business clients. Continuum's SaaS (News - Alert) platform
enables MSPs to efficiently backup, monitor, troubleshoot and maintain
clients' IT infrastructure from a single pane of glass, all
backed by an industry-leading Network Operations Center (NOC (News - Alert)) and Help
Desk. The company employs more than 1,300 professionals worldwide,
monitors more than 1 million endpoints for its 5,800 partners including
MSPs servicing more than 60,000 SMB customers and web hosting providers
protecting more than 250,000 servers worldwide with Continuum's R1Soft
product line. The company established the Continuum Veterans Foundation,
a nonprofit organization providing financial support to charities
focused on helping veterans find jobs in IT. For more information, visit https://www.continuum.net/
and follow on LinkedIn
and Twitter @FollowContinuum.
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