In response to the growing technical skills gap revealed by IBM’s 2012 Tech Trends study, and to help professionals and students learn more about cyber security best practices, IBM rolled out the largest expansion of its Academic Initiative to date earlier this month. For the first time, IBM will offer access to pre-packaged curriculum and training resources on IT security, helping students understand enterprise challenges, do in-depth analysis of trends uncovered in the IBM X-Force report, and gain market-ready cyber security skills.
Check out this podcast to hear Dan Hauenstein, a global lead on IBM’s skills programs, discuss how these new initiatives in cyber security and other advanced technologies will help to solve the global skills epidemic. http://bit.ly/XK6uiF
For 2012, IBM delved deeper into four technologies that dominated last year’s results: mobile, analytics, cloud, and social business. To fuel the research, IBM developerWorks collaborated with the IBM Center for Applied Insights (CAI) to analyze survey responses from more than 1,200 professionals who make technology decisions for their organizations – IT managers, business professionals and IT practitioners from 16 different industries and 13 countries.
To read about adoption rates, investment levels and how elite organizations are outpacing their competitors, download the study report: Fast track to the future (.PDF, 2KB).