September 02, 2015 4:02:14 PM by
SureSkills recently sponsored the AWS user group meet up held in the Button Factory in Temple Bar. The Dublin based user group is one of the largest in the world with over 700 members. With numbers like that it was not surprising to see a packed out venue last night eager to hear the speaker’s presentations. The speakers on the night included AWS, Nordcloud, Zalando, Citrix and New Relic with each giving their own angle on the AWS story.
As Ireland’s only AWS Authorised Training Provider and now an AWS Consulting partner, the user group was the perfect environment for SureSkills to showcase our end to end AWS offerings and also share stories about recent projects. It gave us some real insight into the AWS journey of end users and will definitely improve our AWS approach in the future.
September 01, 2015 11:34:23 AM by
Cloud computing has evolved through a number of phases which include grid and utility computing, application service provision (ASP), and Software as a Service (SaaS).
But the overarching concept of delivering computing resources through a global network is rooted in the sixties. The idea of an "intergalactic computer network" was introduced in the sixties by J.C.R. Licklider, who was responsible for enabling the development of ARPANET (Advanced Research Projects Agency Network) in 1969.
His vision was for everyone on the globe to be interconnected and accessing programs and data at any site, from anywhere, explained Margaret Lewis, product marketing director at AMD. "It is a vision that sounds a lot like what we are calling cloud computing." Other experts attribute the cloud concept to computer scientist John McCarthy who proposed the idea of computation being delivered as a public utility, similar to the service bureaus which date back to the sixties.
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July 29, 2015 12:34:45 PM by
If you were given the choice between two different pilots—one was trained, the other not—which one would you choose? But what if there was no “up-front” cost for the untrained pilot? You still wouldn’t do it? Yet many business owners do not recognise the importance of employee training.
According to a recent survey by go2HR, 40% of employees who receive poor job training leave their positions within the first year.
Training presents a prime opportunity to expand the knowledge base of all employees, but many employers find the development opportunities expensive. Employees also miss out on work time while attending training sessions, which may delay the completion of projects. Despite the potential drawbacks, training and development provides both the company as a whole and the individual employees with benefits that make the cost and time a worthwhile investment.
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