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All sectors need to embrace new technologies and improve digital literacy
As IT technologies develop at an increasingly fast rate, the job market is also being transformed, across all industry sectors. Software is what makes our world function and the good news is that the automation of repetitive tasks increases productivity. National Coding Week, which took place last week, highlighted the opportunities being created for people in our tech-centric world.
Laurence James, NEMEA Products, Alliances & Solutions Manager at NetApp, commented on how this initiative provides opportunities for individuals to upskill themselves to keep pace with technology.
“National Coding Week has started with a variety of events hosted around the country and it is a time which brings to light the need to improve digital literacy in all sectors. The annual, one-week event was conceived to address the worrying digital skills gap which has emerged in recent years.
As IT technologies develop at an exponential rate, the job market is also being transformed, across all industry sectors. One of the most obvious tasks we see is the use of artificial intelligence in automating manual tasks within businesses, but machine learning, blockchain, open source and IoT are also changing the enterprise technology landscape, enabling established and new players to bypass using existing infrastructures.
Software is eating the world and the good news is the automation of repetitive tasks increases productivity. Our research has shown migration to a cloud infrastructure has already had a significant influence on DevOps, with 92% of UK organisations adopting this application development approach. With this, more jobs which requires coding skills will be created in this transformative process. National Coding Week provides opportunities for individuals to upskill themselves to keep pace with technology and it also highlights how we can harness the wave of economic disruption we are experiencing and embrace disruptive new technologies.”