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Software Developers Are Now More Valuable to Companies Than Money

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Executives worry about access to skilled developers more than they worry about access to capital and other challenges, a survey found.

Demand for high-quality software engineers is at an all-time high. A study from Stripe and Harris Poll found that 61 percent of C-suite executives worry that access to developer talent threatens the success of their business.

Despite being such a precious resource, developer talents are all too often squandered. This is unfortunate given the outsized impact developers have on companies' chances of success. Software developers' skill set makes them a uniquely deep source of innovation, productivity, and new economic connections. When deployed correctly, developers can be economic multipliers, dramatically ratcheting up the output of the teams and companies of which they're a part.

There are three ways a C-suite exec can help increase the multiplying impact of developers.

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