We all know that the ICT landscape is akin to a swirling sea, with a constant ebb and flow as technology developments provide for changing business opportunities, seeing companies come and go in their wake. Keeping up with technology is a constant dynamic in today’s business world, and as technologists it is critical for us if we are to stay buoyant in our profession. Box Hill Institute (BHI) has long recognised this need and strives to make it easier for the ICT profession to keep current; consistently delivering programs that meet the future skill needs of our ICT workforce.
Of recent interest is the move to Cloud Computing. The storm around cloud has been building for many years but is now a maelstrom as business scrambles to leverage its benefits. Whether it is to move costs from CapEx to OpEx, invest in new capability, or improved service delivery models and products; cloud is now the hot technology. Underpinning all things cloud is an array of emerging technologies, and central to it all is virtualisation.
Virtualisation is the enabler to much of the cloud opportunities. Skills in this technology are now becoming main-stream, leading to a high demand from a small pool or expertise. To increase the pool and satisfy demand BHI is working with leading global virtualisation companies to establish academy programs for Australian ICT professionals and in 2012 became the first regional VMware academy in Victoria. BHI has also developed key capabilities in delivering virtualisation training virtually with the development of a world leading remote delivery platform, allowing BHI to deliver virtualisation training over the Cloud.
BHI is now proud to announce its commitment to virtualisation training has led to it becoming the first Australian Citrix IT Academy. The launch of the Citrix IT Academy in Australia will be held in Melbourne (at the Centre for Adult Education (CAE), in Flinders Lane, on the 30th of July. The event will be opened by Mr Dan Myers, Worldwide Academic Program Manager for Citrix, and will showcase the new Citrix Academic programs available through the Citrix IT Academy.
The aim of the launch is to not only promote the Citrix IT Academy programs, but encourage other education and training institutes to join the academy network; working with Citrix to establish a strong program of delivery in Australia, and providing a skills pathway to support this key technology in meeting Australian workforce demands.