Stories by Paolo Del Nibletto

Cisco channels its energy into skills shortage

Cisco Systems has declared the IT worker shortage to be its number one prohibitor to growth. Cisco's goal of becoming a US$50 billion (NZ$67 billion) company by 2010 will be unattainable if the skills shortage is not addressed. The company has developed a pilot programme starting in the US market under the guidance of Celia Harper-Guerra, who will hold the title of senior director of worldwide channels. Harper-Guerra is a former human resources executive with 15 years' experience at Cisco.