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Amazon Pop-up Loft programme to give start ups free web service training

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The Amazon Web Services (AWS) Pop-up Loft programme has extended to London, with the opening of dedicated office space where start ups can get free support from cloud computing experts.

APMG launches end user cloud computing foundation certification scheme

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Cloud industry expert Bernard Golden has created a vendor-independent course to help people and businesses make the transition to cloud-based services.

Rackspace, KPMG, Royal Mail announce big data summer school

Rackspace is giving 85 postdoc students training in and exposure to big data technology platforms as used in businesses today

Hosting and cloud services provider Rackspace announced the launch of Science to Data Science (S2DS), a summer school for PhD students aimed at training them for jobs using big data technologies.

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.

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