IBM Intros New Skills Training to developerWorks

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Like it or not, a couple of disruptive technologies have gained momentum and will dominate the IT landscape in just a few years. Do you have the skills that will be in demand?

To meet the demand for new skills going forward, IBM developerWorks is rolling out a number of free resources to member IT professionals including the following:

  • New cloud computing resources including online workshops, skills tutorials, cloud computing technical resources, and social networking tools that enable users to build online relationships, share content, and grow a worldwide network of peers to drive innovation.
  • Cloud Computing for Developers virtual events this October, with four dates when IT professionals can learn how to solve business and technical challenges in the cloud. IBM said that IT pros can build skills through real-world examples of specific challenges and solutions as well as live demos of techniques and products. Information will also be provided on how to use and build cloud-based applications such as Platform as a Service (PaaS) and Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) using IBM and open technologies.
  • An online Industry Resource Site that provides technical resources, collaboration forums, articles, podcasts and tutorials on key IBM and open technologies-based best practices in banking, energy and utilities, healthcare, government and chemical and petroleum industries
  • Technical information on the IBM Industry Frameworks, a combination of software and hardware that bridges the gap between general purpose middleware and industry specific business applications to help organizations apply technology more easily to their unique industry.

IBM has also introduced mobile computing technology resources for application development on mobile platforms including iPhone, iPad, HTML5 and Android.

IBM also launched the first developerWorks mobile application for the Apple iPhone, providing developers with mobile access to build skills and network with colleagues using the IBM’s professional social networking platform, My developerWorks, built on IBM Lotus Connections.

Jessica Davis covers the channel for eWeek and Channel Insider. Her technology journalism career began well before anyone heard of the World Wide Web and has included stints at Infoworld, Electronic News/EDN, and the Philadelphia Business Journal. Her work has also appeared on CNN and Forbes.com. She has covered hardware, software and networking, as well as the business side of technology. She has won several journalism awards, including a national ASBPE award for best staff-written column, and was named Marketing Computers hardest working tech journalist on their inaugural list of top tech journalists. Jessica can be reached at jessica.davis@ziffdavisenterprise.com