Blockchain Adoption, Growth Hampered by Lack of Skills: Gartner

Global adoption of blockchain technology is continuing slowly but chief information officers say the technology requires the most new skills of any technology area, with skills difficult to find to meet growth demands.

In addition, a survey by Gartner of 293 CIOs around the world — part of the Gartner Special Report “Blockchain-based Transformation” — found that they are in short-term planning or have already invested in blockchain initiatives (23%). But 13% believed that the structure of the IT department had to change in order to implement blockchain.

“The challenge for CIOs is not just finding and retaining qualified engineers, but finding enough to accommodate growth in resources as blockchain developments grow,” said David Furlonger, vice-president and Gartner Fellow.

“Qualified engineers may be cautious due to the historically libertarian and maverick nature of the blockchain developer community.”

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Source: IT Wire, May 4th 2018