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Microsoft, Vietnam Government to work closely on cloud, cybersecurity

Vietnam's Ministryof Information is partnering with Microsoft to improve cybersecurity and develop local skills around cloud computing, app development and infrastructure management

Vietnam’s Ministry of Information and Communication has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with enterprise software giant Microsoft this week that will see both parties co-operate on bolstering cyber security, cloud infrastructure and application development, and infrastructure management skills in Vietnamese businesses.

Luxury clothing designer sees cloud as perfect fit

Scabal is migrating all of its IT systems to the cloud and transforming the IT department in the process

Scabal, a Brussels-based luxury clothing designer whose threads have been donned by the likes of Daniel Craig and David Beckham recently embarked on an ambitious cloud migration project, moving all of the company’s IT infrastructure including voice communications over to Interoute’s cloud platform. Jose Largo, the company’s IT director leading the migration says that the project will help make Scabal more flexible as it grows – and completely change the nature of its IT department in the process.

Over half of UK IT pros aren’t convinced cloud requires new training

Cloud skills are in high demand but IT pros don't see the need to retrain

With enterprise adoption of cloud services steadily gaining momentum in the UK, many including the British government have called on the IT sector and educational institutions to retrain and prepare the next generation of IT personnel for the unique challenges these technology platforms present. But recently released research suggests that while IT professionals rate their cloud-specific skills fairly poorly, most have not and do not see a need to acquire any new cloud skills.

Cloud and security most desirable IT skills, say UK bosses

Cloud skills top the list of the most desirable skills for IT professionals in the UK according to a new study

With cloud-based technologies beginning to reach a critical mass in terms of penetration in UK businesses a study published this week suggests that skills in cloud computing top the list of desirable attributes for IT professionals in the UK, followed closely by security.

European Commission offers €10,000 vouchers for cloud services

Kroes outlined the innovation voucher scheme in Brussels this week

In a bid to help small businesses in Europe’s regions grow by using digital technologies the European Commission announced this week that it would be offering SMEs innovation vouchers worth up to €10,000 to go towards procuring and learning how to implement cloud and ICT services in order to drive innovation, growth and regional competitiveness.