Addressing the IT skills shortage

03 May 2022

Michael Cantor, CIO, Park Place Technologies

Michael Cantor, CIO, Park Place Technologies

Never has there been such a perfect storm impacting UK IT skills recruitment. The sheer pace of digital cloud-based delivery, AI enablement and business intelligence data mining has driven an already impoverished IT skills market into a near state of stall. Recently, a Gartner survey¹ of global CIOs reported that 64% cited lack of attainment of qualified digitally skilled staff as being the most significant barrier to adoption of innovation they had planned to deliver¹. In 2020, the same question invoked just a 4% response.

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AWS set to spend £1.8bn on UK data centres

06 April 2022

Amazon Web Services (AWS) will spend close to £2bn in the UK over next two years on data centre infrastructure, skills and renewable energy.

The US giant said it will “spend more than £1.8 billion in the next two years building and operating data centres in the UK in order to meet the growing needs of our customers and to help strengthen the UK’s digital infrastructure”.

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New certified data centre project management program launched

08 February 2022

CNet Training has announced the launch of a new program for prospective learners seeking to employ their knowledge and skills within the data centre project environment.

The NEW five-day Certified Data Centre Project Management (CDCPM) is a qualification level 5 program that teaches how to establish a robust project baseline and a comprehensive plan for a complex, high value data centre expansion project that demonstrates an accurate interpretation of the project scope and focuses on delivering project success in support of business strategy. Delivered by one of CNet’s expert Instructors in a classroom or via remote attendance, the program is designed for either project managers seeking to employ their knowledge and skills within the data centre project environment or those already working in a data centre looking to develop as a project manager.

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University Technical College Heathrow launches first data centre focussed curriculum for 14-19-year-olds

16 November 2021

The Digital Futures Programme is an industry first

The Digital Futures Programme is an industry first

The University Technical College in Heathrow (UTC Heathrow) has unveiled an exclusive new Digital Futures Programme - a curriculum aimed at giving students the best possible start to a career within the Digital Infrastructure Industry.

This industry first was developed in collaboration with leading industry organisations and allows students to gain the essential knowledge and skills needed to thrive in technical careers within the data centre sector. 

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