SMEs unsure of IT staff's credentials

Forty per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises do not know whether they have appropriately qualified IT staff, research has...

Forty per cent of small and medium-sized enterprises do not know whether they have appropriately qualified IT staff, research has shown.

A survey of 290 business decision-makers by Dynamic Markets, commissioned by Microsoft, also revealed that 85% believe IT staff need to be qualified to run mission-critical systems.

However, 31% admitted that only 50% of their IT staff were qualified and 58% of IT directors said IT skills development was informal and given on a needs basis only in their firms.

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