Storage sector is facing workforce shortage: EMC

Briefing reporters, EMC Storage Software Group (SSG) India Centre of Excellence Senior Director Deepak Visveswaraiah said “with the explosion of data, storage is becoming more dynamic and skills like optimisation of storage devices, managing virtual storage and shifting data through networked storage systems have become more important. We need specialised workforce to perform this.”

According to EMC, storage industry would require at least 5,00,000 more people with specialised skills across IT and ITES sectors. For their part, EMC has created EMC Academic Alliance, to train teachers in engineering colleges to teach storage as an elective subject or as component of main curriculum.

EMC, on Friday, organised Synthesis 2009, an event to examine ways of overcoming shortage of workforce in storage industry.  Synthesis 2009 has been attended by HR professionals and others associated with the storage industry. Spokespersons from Intel, NIIT and other major partners of EMCC took part in a panel discussion on the subject.
Deepak said about 150 colleges and institutions across the country have signed up with the Alliance programme to make use of the training on storage.

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