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Weekly Recap: 8 developer shortcuts that will cost you, the IT talent shortage, and more…

EducationEvery week, I share the most interesting and useful tech articles that I’ve found over the past week. This week’s top articles focus on the growing skills gap, development mistakes, and more. I hope you find them useful:

Tech leaders warn IT talent shortage could curb hiring plans
As technology advances at an ever-increasing pace, we’re seeing the skills gap widen. Companies are having trouble finding IT professionals with modern skills. The bad news: This isn’t getting any better.

8 developer shortcuts that will cost you big
Some companies try to take shortcuts in their application development. Most of these shortcuts come back to bite them in the end. However, the opposite is also true: I’ve seen others turn application development projects into unnecessarily difficult tasks. In one of the most common mistakes, some try to build everything from scratch, when a framework or development platform could cut their development time in half.

Organizations need greater value from data in 2014
An overwhelming majority of U.S. senior finance executives say their organizations will need to extract much greater value from financial and operating data in 2014. And yet, they continue to report cautious investment plans in IT–the precise area they must invest in to receive value from their data.

The rise of mobile BI: Intelligence goes on the road
The bring-your-own-device (BYOD) trend has changed the way in which companies look at basic business practices. One such area: Business Intelligence. Research suggests that mobile BI is gaining ground among businesses of all sizes as a way to leverage data not only whenever necessary but also wherever possible.