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Countdown to Y2Gray
Nov.-Dec. 2013 (vol. 15 no. 6)
pp. 49-55
Stacie Petter, University of Nebraska at Omaha
Kerry Ward, University of Nebraska at Omaha
A large number of IT employees will soon be leaving the workforce due to retirement, which presents a serious problem for many IT departments. This problem is of greater concern in organizations and industries with complex business practices, legacy systems, or greater proportions of older workers. These organizations are vulnerable to a phenomenon called Y2Gray. This article explores Y2Gray by explaining the problem, identifying organizations at risk, and presenting recommendations to address this problem. The authors share their findings from interviews with two firms that are coping with Y2Gray.
Index Terms:
Employment,Information systems,Information technology,Organizational aspects,Retirement,Y2Gray,IT professionals,legacy information systems,baby boomers,business processes,information technology
Citation:
Stacie Petter, Kerry Ward, "Countdown to Y2Gray," IT Professional, vol. 15, no. 6, pp. 49-55, Nov.-Dec. 2013, doi:10.1109/MITP.2012.86
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