There’s always something new to learn in the world of information technology and organizations must act fast to keep pace with the fast pace of change. But, where should your agency spend its training dollars to upskill its talent to match your evolving technology strategy?
Ingram Micro partner, Pluralsight, might just have the answer.
Pluralsight is an enterprise technology cloud skills platform that empowers organizations to enhance the expertise of their technologists, keep up with the pace of technological change, and deliver key innovations on time, on budget, and securely.
The company provides technical skills benchmarking functions that help CTO’s and CIO’s qualify and quantify their IT teams’ skills.
“Pluralsight gives tech leaders deep analytical insight into the technical capabilities of their organizations, They use AI and Machine Learning, to enable leaders to make data-driven, strategic decisions, in real-time, on tech skill capabilities, and streamlining of software development processes, to address new, and extant missions, says Tony Holmes, Pluralsight’s Practice Lead for Public Sector Solution Architects. “We concurrently, enable learners to close skills gaps efficiently, and exceed their own expectations, by meeting the learner at their current knowledge level, and provide them a guided path to mastery; whilst helping development teams find and address development flow inefficiencies with granular analysis of comprehensive data. Our platform provides a deep strategic insight for leaders, to spearhead fully engaged, extensively enabled teams, and leaders."
With Skill IQ, you can index skills across your organization to uncover knowledge gaps, measure proficiency and get recommended content to take skills to the next level.
With Role IQ, you can upskill your teams into the modern tech roles you need to accomplish important goals, like switching tech stacks or migrating to the cloud.
A valuable feature on the Pluralsight platform is their Technology Index which aggregates 23 billion data points monthly, revealing the growth rate of 850+ technologies and ranking their relative popularity. This insight into the evolving tech landscape enables leaders to prep for the future by determining the most in demand technologies now and likely to stay valuable in the future. Index categories include software development, IT Ops and Data Professional.
The company’s Technology Index is dynamic and constantly updated as popularity and engagement by users shifts. For example, today the top 10 trending software development technologies are Java, HTML, Python, C, C++, Android Dev, GIT, C# and MySQL.
Holmes says he isn’t surprised by the trending technologies.
“They’re the bedrock for the vast majority of what users see and experience online and in their mobile devices, powering everything from simple websites to the complex, rich web applications many companies now use as first-line productivity tools. Seeing technologies like Java, C++ and SQL in the top 10 really demonstrate that the more things change, the more they stay the same.”
What comes next?
As the Canadian government continues to modernize its IT infrastructure and services, it’s interesting to see what’s trending now but also what’s coming down the pike. In particular, Pluralsight predicts that technologies like Microsoft Flow and Microsoft PowerApps (a low-code, drag and drop interface for users to construct a mobile app) will be in increased demand.
About the Ingram Micro and Pluralsight partnership
Ingram Micro is Ingram Micro helps businesses Realize the Promise of Technology™. It delivers a full spectrum of global technology and supply chain services to businesses around the world. Deep expertise in technology solutions, mobility, cloud, and supply chain solutions enables its business partners to operate efficiently and successfully in the markets they serve. Unrivalled agility, deep market insights and the trust and dependability that come from decades of proven relationships set Ingram Micro apart and ahead. Together, the companies will provide public sector customers with the ability to learn the latest and most relevant technology skills from world-renown industry experts. The addition of Pluralsight to Ingram Micro’s network of clients is a crucial step in enabling training and development for resellers and their customers.