The future of tech skills training: Like an open book test

Skills development and training is a huge part of driving an organisation forward into the future, and so it’s something that I spend a lot of time and energy on. I’ve seen a bunch of stuff over the past year that leads me to expect a revolution in training when it comes to mastery of […]

Your workforce should be re-skilled, not replaced

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Intelligent technologies such as artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and neural networks already are a part of many enterprises and are expected to radically transform the workplace. But a survey of enterprise leaders at MIT Technology Review‘s recent EmTech Next conference shows that more than half of organizations aren’t adequately prepared for a future in which […]

Cloud Foundry offers cloud developer certification

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Many people can talk a good cloud game, but when it comes to building cloud applications, it’s another matter. That’s why the Cloud Foundry Foundation and The Linux Foundation is creating a cloud developer education and certification initiative: The “Cloud Foundry Certified Developer” program. In a recent survey, the Cloud Foundry Foundation found that “64% of IT […]

Free ‘Introduction to OpenStack’ class offered

OpenStack is a great open-source cloud. It has broad industry support. Indeed, it’s hard to find a major technology company that doesn’t back OpenStack. There’s only one little thing wrong with it: It’s a nightmare to pick up and deploy. I go to major cloud and open-source conferences a lot. I can always count on […]

Grow your own data scientists in 2015

Is there really a shortage of data scientists? The conventional wisdom — based primarily on a 2011 McKinsey Global Institute study — is that there aren’t enough trained analytics professionals to meet current demand, a situation that’s expected to persist through most of the decade. Many enterprise decision makers trying to build their own analytics team are […]