"“The shortage of analytical talent in China is a major challenge for SAP to overcome as it tries to execute its Chinese strategy quickly,” the report noted. ®"
Why? lack of sufficiently trained people has not stopped them any time before.
Although SAP do have some highly talented people working for them, most of the people working on the customer SAP systems are actually contractors; either working for a Systems Integrator or as a private consultant.
Most of the SIs are looking to make as much money as they can; so they charge the customer £1,000 a day but get in the cheapest people that they can i.e. freshly certificated people with no experience that they can get away with paying £200 a day.
Even in the data centres that the SIs operate, they charge the customer an arm and a leg, but provide the lowest cost labour that they can get; and that usually equates to poorly trained, poorly managed staff with limited knowledge. The end result is inevitable; poor quality of service and often a very expensive system that
does nothing to add value to the business.
I think that this move just means that they will have yet another pool of very cheap consultants on tap that they can throw into the mix; and the customers (sorry, 'partners') as always are the ones that end up footing the bill.