IBM Skills Programs to Focus on IoT and Cognitive Technology
Tech company IBM today launched new global programs and tools designed to propel developers’ skills and advance their careers around cloud and emerging technologies, such as cognitive and Internet of Things (IoT).
These initiatives include collaborations with Coursera and GitHub, which aim to reach millions of developers globally.
The announcements were unveiled in Bangalore at IBM DeveloperConnect to more than 10,000 developers across India, who attended in person or virtually via Livestream.
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Key highlights of the news include:
- A collaboration with Coursera to strengthen developers’ skills in India with new courses focused on cloud and IoT
- developerWorks Career Concierge, a cognitive learning tool that delivers personalized resources to advance developers’ skills
- The general availability of GitHub Enterprise on Bluemix Dedicated, the first collaborative coding platform delivered as a managed service
- New cloud tools for Swift and Watson designed for mobile development and cognitive apps
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The news builds on the initiatives and investments IBM has already made in India, including the IBM Cloud data center in Chennai, which opened in 2015 to provide a local onramp to high-performing infrastructure as a service.
Additionally, over the past year, IBM has launched three digital hubs with NASSCOM to connect Indian developers and startups with local resources and networking opportunities.
It has collaborated with developer partners TEXTIENT and InspireOne Technologies to bring cognitive solutions to the Indian market via the IBM Watson Ecosystem.
“The world will be re-written in code and much of it will be done right here in India,” said Vanitha Narayanan, managing director, IBM India.
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