The technology skills gap in South Africa requires radical reinvention to resolve.
Technology skills remain scarce in South Africa. A recent survey undertaken by Vanson Bourne and SAP found that most technical skills across a variety of sectors and skillsets are in demand, and hard to find. The most in-demand skills are those that surround data, analytics, development, cloud, cybersecurity, project management and emergent technologies, such as artificial intelligence. Companies want talent that possesses these skills so they can better manage their growth and security while embracing digital transformation and innovation.
The skills gap continues to widen due to a variety of complex challenges across South Africa and the continent. Lack of access to resources and training, poor infrastructure and a complex education environment contribute to a growing pool of youth without the relevant skillsets, while those that do gain access to training and skills development move abroad in search of better salaries and living conditions.
For the African organisation, this is a problem. How can companies benefit from the capabilities of technology if they lack the skilled people to implement, manage and optimise it? For example, VMware provides organisations with a rich array of solutions that help them to better manage their multi-cloud environments, Kubernetes clusters, security, data sovereignty, compliance and governance, data centres, virtualisation environments, networking, and servers and storage. These are invaluable capabilities that underpin the modern organisation so, without access to skills companies can potentially be left behind.
Collaborating with third-party service providers, companies can gain access to the right skills at the right time without compromising on their digital strategies. Across the core competencies of data centre visualisation, digital infrastructure services, server and storage virtualisation, hyper-converged infrastructure, virtual networking and security, Strategix, with over 200 years of collective experience, has the competencies and certifications to deliver VMware vSphere environments and skillsets on demand.
With these core competencies at your company’s fingertips, you can fully realise the potential of your VMware strategy with talented people who truly understand the technology and the environment. Strategix has invested into skills development and talent to ensure that we can provide organisations in South Africa with exactly what they need. Across the key touchpoints of cloud management and automation, VMware Cloud Foundation, VMware on Microsoft Azure, and VMware on AWS, our professional services and competencies ensure you can invest into your ICT landscape and follow your digital strategies with confidence.
In addition to multi-cloud capabilities, we have skilled competencies and certifications to run and manage VMware Tanzu Modern Application Platform solutions with a deep understanding of Kubernetes administration core concepts and proficiencies in networking, security and application lifecycle management. This is bolstered by certifications in VMWare NSX environments and software-defined data centres, VMware Workspace ONE and VMware Horizon.
Across each of these VMware solutions as well as Microsoft and Azure platforms, Strategix has the skills organisations need to refine their ICT investments and unlock the true value of multiclooud without compromise.