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Cloud Academy Launches Technology Partner Program to Extend Value in the Cloud Ecosystem

Cloud Academy announced the launch of its Technology Partner Program, a partner initiative focused on enabling technology vendors to train customers and generate awareness throughout the entire cloud ecosystem by leveraging the Cloud Academy platform. Inaugural partnerships include agreements with cloud ecosystem leaders Spotinst, Aviatrix, HashiCorp, NGINX, and the DevOps Institute.

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November 14, 2018

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Benchmarking the Digital Workplace

If enterprises cannot plan ahead for and successfully execute their digital transformation from a role and skill-based perspective, they seriously risk losing their competitive edge, says Cloud Academy’s Alex Brower.

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November 9, 2018

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Aviatrix and Cloud Academy Partner to Teach Software-Defined Cloud Routing to Tech Professionals

Aviatrix, the pioneer in software-defined cloud routing, has teamed with the digital skills management platform, Cloud Academy, to teach technology professionals how to build and operate software-defined public cloud networks for Amazon Web Services, Google Cloud, and Microsoft Azure. The course called “Managing Cloud Networks at Scale,” is a series of informal “chalk…

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November 6, 2018

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CEOs are concerned about the cloud skills gap but doing little to remedy it – so plough your own furrow

Organization executives are concerned about the skills gap, but few are willing to invest in the right training resources. Cloud Academy’s benchmarking resources Cloud Roster and Cloud Catalog offer guidance towards how executives can build teams and align training to build digital transformation success.

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November 1, 2018

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Cloud Academy Launches Cloud Roster and Cloud Catalog, Data-Driven Resources to Benchmark Cloud Job Roles & Technical Skill Demand

Cloud Academy announced the launch of industry benchmarking tools designed to help organizations define the critical job roles and technical skills needed for cloud adoption and ongoing competitiveness.

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October 16, 2018

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4 factors to consider when making the shift to the cloud

For CIOs assessing their organization’s cloud readiness, Andrew Larkin discusses four factors to consider before moving their applications to the cloud.

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September 24, 2018

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