SIIA: More jobs ahead, but concerns remain

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New York—Three-quarters of information industry executives say their companies will have more employees in two years than today, and 37% say they plan to acquire or invest in other companies in the next 12 months, according to a study from the Software & Information Industry Association. Unveiled at SIIA's Information Industry Summit 2013 here today, respondents to SIIA's poll acknowledged concerns: 36% said it is either “certain” or “very likely” that the challenge of finding skilled employees will impede growth opportunities. The same percentage cited global economic concerns as a possible impediment to future growth. Big Data also is top of mind. When asked to rank the importance of a number of issues—such as mobile and tablet publishing or moving content behind pay walls—24% identified data and analytics as the most important business issue they face. SIIA's online poll of 50 CEOs, VPs and general managers at digital content and publishing companies was conducted from November through January.
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