Microsoft Addresses Skills Gap at Recent Event Hosted by NetCom Learning in New York City


New York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2013

NetCom Learning, a Microsoft Worldwide Training Partner of the Year, recently presented a complimentary seminar event for IT professionals, managers and executives, which was part of 2013 Microsoft Launch Event Series, where Allison Cunard, the General Manager of Sales & Marketing for Microsoft Learning presented a discussion on How to Build a Team based on Microsoft Technologies. The presentation addressed the problem of the growing skills gap in IT particularly in the area of mobile applications and cloud computing.

The presentation brought to the forefront, the prediction that by the year 2020 it is projected that there will be approximately 2.5 million IT jobs that companies will be unable to fill due to a lack of required IT skills. The number of jobs in the field of Information Technology is expected to increase by 7.7 million jobs by 2015, accompanied by the creation of almost 100,000 new IT companies mostly in the areas of cloud computing and the development of apps for mobile devices. If there is not a significant increase in the number of trained and certified individuals with skills in cloud computing and app development, many of those jobs will go unfilled.

This presentation by Allison Cunard of Microsoft, synthesizes the major issues facing the field of information technology today in terms of companies being able to grow and meet the needs of consumers. Technology training and specifically obtaining IT certifications in the areas of cloud computing and apps development is the future of IT training and will help resolve the problem of the skills gap. Individuals looking to find job security and a good paycheck need to look to IT certification as the road to good employment, said Russell Sarder, CEO of NetCom Learning.

Ms. Cunard talked about how Microsoft Corporation is determined to help correct the problem. According to recent studies, the huge demand for cloud computing solutions and new apps for mobile devices has the entire IT field retooling and rethinking how they do business. Currently, almost 50% of jobs in the market place require some expertise in technology, and over the next decade it is expected that almost all jobs will require knowledge of information technology. In order to fill this widening gap of IT skills, Microsoft has been working for several years to revamp their IT certification programs. Microsoft is currently the largest provider of IT certifications, and the most widely recognized brand in IT certifications. More than six million people worldwide hold Microsoft certifications.

To address concerns by IT management and to fulfill the needs of the market place, Microsoft has restructured their IT certifications to be more robust, to make the exams more challenging and to refocus the certifications from IT technology to providing training in IT solutions.

The new and revamped Microsoft IT certifications are now organized into three different skill levels. The foundational or entry level certification is the Associate level and includes Microsoft Certified Solutions Associate (MCSA) certification. The next level and the most popular certifications are the Expert level and include the Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert (MCSE) and the Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD) certifications. The MCSE certification is the flagship brand of IT certifications for Microsoft. The top level is the Master level in IT certifications and includes the Microsoft Certified Solutions Master (MCSM) certification which indicates that the individual with this certification has reached the top level of IT knowledge.

Studies including the IDC Market Scopes, Worldwide IT Education and Training 2012 Vendor Analysis, and a recent article on Hiring Demand for Cloud Computing Skills point to the importance of IT certifications as part of the hiring process. More than 84% of IT managers and directors feel that IT certifications are a sign that the individuals holding an IT certification will be able to do their job and work hard to achieve company goals and meet deadlines. In addition, holders of IT certifications feel more confident in their ability to do their jobs and have been able to either land a new job or increase their salary on the basis of an IT certification.

NetCom Learning was chosen as Microsoft’s Learning Partner of the Year from a pool of 1400 training companies. The company has also won training awards and recognition from CompTIA, the EC-Council and other vendors. NetCom Learning is a Microsoft Gold Certified Partner for Learning Solutions (CPLS).

NetCom Learning is launching Whats New in Microsoft Technologies in the Philadelphia and Washington D.C. Dont miss this opportunity and register now!

To register for Whats New in Microsoft Technologies | PA 2013, visit http://www.netcomlearning.com/webinars/1122/Whats-New-in-Microsoft-Technologies–PA-2013-training.html?WebinarID=168&advid=412

To register for Whats New in Microsoft Technologies | DC 2013, visit http://www.netcomlearning.com/webinars/6652/What-New-in-Microsoft-Technologies–DC-2013-training.html?WebinarID=166&advid=412

To register for other events from NetCom Learnings 2013 Microsoft Launch Event Series, visit http://mkt.netcomlearning.com/Microsoft_Event_Series.html

About NetCom Learning

NetCom Learning is an innovative leader in IT, business and executive training to companies, individuals, and government agencies. Since its inception in 1998, NetCom Learning has trained over 80 percent of the Fortune 100, serviced over 45,500 business customers, and advanced the skills of more than 71,000 professionals through hands-on, expert-led training, with the organization maintaining an average instructor evaluation score of 8.6 out of 9. NetCom Learning was recognized by Microsoft Corporation as its Worldwide Training Partner of the Year and named thrice to Inc. Magazine’s list of fastest growing private companies in America. The organization was also recently named to the 2012 Top 20 IT Training Companies by TrainingIndustry.com and was named “Company of the Year” by the American Business Awards.

The purpose of NetCom Learning is to promote the values of lifelong learning.







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Cloud Security Concerns of Enterprises Addressed with Encryption at Source


Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) February 22, 2012

A major impediment to enterprise adoption of cloud-based backup is being addressed with a new product. Vaultize, an enterprise-class cloud-based backup, performs encryption of data at source as a first by any cloud-backup vendor across the world.

While all cloud-based backup solutions perform encryption at the cloud server, Vaultize encrypts data at source before it leaves the device. Vaultize is the first one to do both encryption and de-duplication together at source. Once considered to be technologically impossible, global de-duplication and encryption together at source is now available in Vaultize. said Anand Kekre, CEO and Co-founder of Vaultize. Because of rapid consumerization of IT along with increase in the number of events of data leak, security compromises and privacy breaches with consumer-based cloud backup, enterprises were seriously looking for something like this.

According to Ankur Panchbudhe Co-founder and CTO, Vaultize is designed from the ground-up specifically for cloud with multiple levels of end-to-end security and privacy that no other solution provides. User data is encrypted using AES 256-bit encryption on users device itself using customers keys. Then it is transferred to the Vaultize cloud using 256-bit SSL and OAuth protection. Once it reaches our cloud, an additional level of encryption is added on already encrypted data before it is stored. Vaultize cloud servers are hosted in state-of-the-art cloud of Rackspace which is SAS 70 Type II, PCI DSS, ISO 27001 and Safe harbor compliant. All this comes without loosing any benefits like global smart de-duplication and compression.

Recently, Vaultize also announced Group Sync Dropbox-like file sharing and synchronization across users with enterprise-grade control and centralized administration.

Vaultize offers flexible deployment options other than its default Rackspace hosting in the US to its enterprise customers. Enterprises can choose any other public cloud provider and any different geographical location. Additionally they can choose to deploy Vaultize in their own private cloud, data center, in a virtual private cloud or hybrid.

Vaultize pricing is simple and transparent. Businesses are charged flat fee per GB computed on the storage consumed in cloud – calculated post de-duplication and compression. And, there is no user, device or feature licensing.

About Vaultize:

Vaultize (http://www.vaultize.com) is a flagship product from Anoosmar Technologies a privately held and bootstrapped company with registered office in Pune (India). It is the first backup, sharing and sync solution designed from the ground-up specifically for cloud with enterprise-class SLAs. It was formally launched at INTEROP Mumbai in September last year. Vaultize was named in the select list of Most Promising Startups of 2011 from India by the countrys largest startup platform Pluggd.in.

The co-founders Anand Kekre (CEO) and Ankur Panchbudhe (CTO) come with technology leadership and executive management experience working previously at IBM, VERITAS, Symantec, Reconnex and McAfee before starting this venture. They together hold 72 US patents.

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