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Display results by tag: Up-skilling for the cloud

  • How the cloud will fuel Europe’s growth

    Akhtar Badshah Senior Director of Citizenship, Microsoft Corporation - 21 Feb. 2012

    Where Europe succeeds, we succeed

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  • The integrity of the certification program matters

    Anneleen Vaandrager Senior Director of Education, Microsoft Learning - 20 Dec. 2011

    Certification, as an industry- recognised validation of skills, is a proven differentiator — whether the individual is a seasoned professional looking to demonstrate his or her value to the organisation or someone hoping to break into the industry for the first time.

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  • Microsoft Career Portal carves education tracks for a career in the IT industry

    Anneleen Vaandrager Senior Director of Education, Microsoft Learning - 13 Dec. 2011

    The IT industry in many EU countries still faces the problem of a lack of IT workforce and IT skills.

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  • Cloud technology: the logical choice to minimize the costs of 21st century skills

    Lena Tønning Pedersen Communication Manager Partners in Learning, Western Europe - 09 Dec. 2011

    We are constantly hearing that the labour market is changing with new kinds of jobs needing new sets of skills.

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  • Cloud curriculum prepares future engineers for the reality of the job market

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 25 Nov. 2011

    Kiel University of Applied Sciences, founded in 1969 in northern Germany, has six faculties and 5,600 students. It has a reputation for innovative degree courses with intensive modularized learning in small groups, and is known to tailor their curriculum to meet industry needs.

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  • Turkey in the cloud: challenges and opportunities ahead!

    Asli Deniz Helvacıoğlu Assist. Prof. A.D. Helvacioglu Kuyucu, Bogazici University - 15 Nov. 2011

    Last month I revealed the recent outcomes of the white paper “Cloud Computing in Turkey: Players, Policies, Challenges and Opportunities” at a Cloud Computing conference hosted in Turkey.

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  • The new wave of job-readiness for the cloud!

    Anneleen Vaandrager Senior Director of Education, Microsoft Learning - 02 Nov. 2011

    Cloud Computing: What IT Professionals Need to Know. Curiosity has been sparked as to what the emerging roles and skill sets IT professionals and Developers should look to acquire as we transition to the cloud! Microsoft Learning has released a paper that takes an early look at just that!

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  • Cloud computing, transforming the game in Europe?

    Bruno Lanvin Executive Director, eLab, INSEAD - 27 July 2011

    Cloud computing has all the ingredients of a true revolution in the way business, governments and individuals handle information.

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  • ‘Skills for the Cloud’: shaping the debate in Rome

    Gian Luca Petrillo Government Affairs Manager, Italy - 30 June 2011

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  • NGOs overcoming the education curve to embrace cloud!

    Nick Eyre Director, Fundacja TechSoup - 15 June 2011

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  • Video interview: Jobs of the future, your access pass? Training and certifying for the cloud

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 31 May 2011

    Paving the way for new digital technologies such as the transition to the cloud requires a parallel investment in human capital.

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  • Get ready for cloud technology!

    Don Field Senior Director, Microsoft Certification Programs - 14 March 2011

    Business is moving to the cloud. According to IDC* predictions for 2011, 80% of new software will be available as cloud services; by 2014, over one-third of software purchases will be delivered through the cloud.

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  • The European University Institute boosts productivity and gains 100 times more storage

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 01 March 2011

    In this case study, you can read about how the European University Institute (EUI) overcame limitations in storage space of its previous email system with cloud computing, achieving 100 times more storage and 43% in cost savings.

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  • Cloud driving change in the IT department & profession

    Nigel Gibbons Chairman of UniTech - 02 Nov. 2010

    The fusing of ICT with business economic delivery models is challenging the future of the IT profession.

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  • Are we doing enough to keep Europeans ahead in education?

    Kirsten Panton Western Europe Lead Partners in Learning - 01 Oct. 2010

    In Europe we have education placed high on the political agenda, indeed the first single EU-level strategy embracing both education and employment ‘Youth on the Move’ has recently been launched as a key facet of the Europe 2020 agenda!

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  • Skilling Europe to innovate in the cloud

    Elena Bonfiglioli & Mark Lange - 17 June 2010

    Can Europe use cloud computing to stimulate economic growth?  If so, what skills will be needed to make most advantage of this technology trend? 

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  • Webinar: management skills for the cloud

    Jonathan Liebenau Reader in Technology Management at the London School of Economics - 14 June 2010

    If you missed the chance to read Professor Jonathan Liebenau’s great post of skills and cloud computing, I strongly recommend you finding 10 minutes to watch his webinar on how skilled (or not) the European work force will be to embrace cloud computing

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  • Employment Commissioner László Andor puts the European spotlight on ‘Global Skills Strategy'

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 18 May 2010

    The first ever meeting of the G20 employment ministers  set the tone for a concerted response to the current global employment challenge

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  • Video: hear IT students and young entrepreneurs talk about why IT matters

    Lisa Boch-Andersen Senior Director for Communications Europe - 26 April 2010

    We were at the Go digITal event during eSkills week earlier March and spoke to a number of ICT students present.

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  • ICT and education: emerging trends in Europe and globally

    Kirsten Panton Western Europe Lead Partners in Learning - 07 April 2010

    The pace of change and development in education has picked up substantially in recent years – largely because of the key role ICT is increasingly playing in both teaching and learning. 

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  • Innovation & e-skills: the lifeblood to Europe’s prosperity

    Jan Muehlfeit Chairman of Microsoft Europe - 03 March 2010

    I strongly believe that innovation is the lifeblood of the 21st century economy. If we just take the way research is done today compared to 15 to 20 years ago we can see a huge difference.

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  • Jean Philippe Courtois, President of Microsoft International, on the skills gap

    Elena Bonfiglioli Senior Director, Europe, Middle East and Africa, Health Industry, Worldwide Health Team, Public Sector, Microsoft - 09 Nov. 2009

    Have a look at this interview with Jean Philippe Courtois produced by the INSEAD eLab, following the publication of a report by the European Business Summit and INSEAD proposing a Skills Pact for Europe.

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