As supply chains disrupt, trade wars abound, and digital technologies increase in response to the pandemic, companies of all sizes are learning that digital transformation must be front and center to maintain competitiveness. R&D and innovation efforts are critical for successful digital transformation, and C-suite executives are ramping up efforts to both build out internal capacity and procure external resources to quickly digitize their businesses and master emerging technologies like AI and machine learning.
Without the right technical talent, digital transformation can stall and even fail. That’s why companies are closely following labor trends to meet potential employees where they’re at – and it’s not in superstar cities like New York and San Francisco. IT workers are leaving big cities for greener pastures as the pandemic has opened up the flood gates for remote work, pressuring companies to restrategize recruiting efforts and set up operations in mid-tier cities like Raleigh and Boise.