IT pros are with no doubt the most required professionals nowadays all over the world, some of them more than others. One of the examples is cloud computing skilled professionals. A recent survey in London found out that companies are losing money due to a lack of specific cloud expertise. The shortage of professionals it is also a problem considering that cloud computing and virtualization are essential technologies in the modern work environment.
Cyber-attacks are not something new in the IT industry, but despite their best efforts, companies still suffering attacks and being taken by surprise when it comes to cybersecurity. According to the 2017 Ponemon Cost of Data Breach study, the global average cost of a data breach was $3.62 million last year. Despite all the new and innovative tools and technologies Data Breaches are still occuring.
CompTIA recently released Stackable Certifications, essentially certification tracks. These certifications demonstrate that a professional has earned multiple CompTIA certifications and has the knowledge and experience needed to grow his IT career. They validate the skills of various IT roles and show a deeper mastery, opening more job opportunities and providing evidence of more complete IT skills.
CompTIA have just released their latest Security+ exam and we have put on a special traditional instructor led course in our Dublin office in the week of the 18th – 22nd of June.
There is no doubt that flexibility in the work environment is something that works for almost everybody. But while some job roles require people in the office most of the time, some of them can be more flexible so being able to work remotely work is very helpful. But the key to allow your workforce to work from home, is to provide the right tools to do it. Microsoft Office 365 is certainly one of the best options if you are looking for more flexibility and control. It has been recognised as the number 1 cloud business application among enterprises around the world.
A UK study found that most people who decide to leave their current job are looking for progression in their career and an opportunity to show that they can achieve more. With lowest unemployment rates Ireland in the recent years, the best way to avoid high staff turnover is to keep your workforce happy by investing in training.
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