IBM to provide free training courses to help bridge skills gap

In order to narrow the skills gap, IBM will be offering training resources on IT security, big data, analytics, commerce and mobile computing.

In one example, IBM is offering no-charge access to security software, that will enable teachers to show students test applications for bugs and checking network and virtualised servers for vulnerabilities.

IBM’s move comes as it unveiled its global 2012 Tech Trends Report, which found that only one in 10 businesses have the skills needed to apply advanced technologies such as business analytics, mobile computing, cloud computing and social business.

IBM has also unveiled an online resource (called the Knowledge Exchange) for educators around the world to share and collaborate on ideas and best practices.

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