Monday, 27 February 2012

The Hewlett Packard Institute

According to Hewlett Packard, the IT sector perceive that there is ‘a growing shortage of job-ready IT professionals with the right skills to grow…businesses’. To address this Hewlett Packard are launching an academic partnership programme helping students understand how IT solutions integrate within a business. De Montfort University (DMU) is one of the HP Institute launch partners who piloted the programme in its Informatics department. A GCSE version of the course is in a consultation stage with HP looking to find more academic partners. The full programme will consist of four modules including IT service management standard ITIL, a servers and storage applications module and a cloud module. In an interview online with Computer World UK, Nick Wilson, vice president and managing director of HP UK and Ireland admitted that ‘the programme will have an HP bias’ although skills learnt will be ‘transferable.’ Read the full article and interview at http://www.computerworlduk.com/news/careers/3339961/hp-launches-institute-programme-improve-graduates-business-skills/

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