Thursday, 18 December 2014

The National Big Data Hadoop Workshop in Delhi NCR by Nex-G Skills

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Big Data Workshop in Delhi NCR
Nex-G Skills' Workshop on Big Data will be held on December 21, 2014 in Delhi NCR, India.

The objective of "The Big Data Movement" workshop is to make progress towards development of industry standard application-level benchmarks for evaluating hardware and software systems using Hadoop tools for big data applications.

Why the sudden demand in this sector?
The explosion of large amount of data from various channels, variety, and velocity has given rise to immense potential of finding new and valuable insights in every field of business.

Scope for Data Analysts in India:
It is about identifying the information needs relevant to a business context or to fetch and organize data to address such needs, data professionals are increasingly playing a valuable role. Since India has always been seen as a technology outsourcing hub, so is true, when it comes to analyzing the data using analytics and big data technologies. Companies all around the globe are looking to hire specialists who can do the task. Hence, the scope for data analysts and data scientists is huge.

How can technology make a transformational impact on businesses, society and individuals?
Today’s world (nation, businesses, society, and individuals) is greatly impacted by the technology and the rapid technological changes. It is increasingly being consumed at both the business and individual levels. The same applies to the analytics and big data technologies too. Businesses now realize the endless possibilities that analytics using big data technologies can bring to them. The sophisticated analytics technologies can help businesses make their data more effective for them; enable better decision making through richer and broader data sets; help in narrower segmentation of customer for targeted marketing; and open new business opportunities by developing new and innovative products/services.

What are some of the key sectors where data analysts are needed?
Data analysts, with the right set of skill sets and expertise, are in demand in a wide range of industries where business are realizing the potential of enabling analytics in their organization. Some of the industries are: medical/health-care, manufacturing, finance, retail and e-commerce, IT, etc.

Is the percentage hike in salaries a global phenomenon?
Analytics is one of the fastest growing practice and a great surge in demand has led to rise in rewards for professionals in this field. However, this has attracted hordes of ill-prepared professionals carrying the moniker of data analyst or data scientist which has indeed resulted in some caution by the hiring organizations. Thus the rise is more significant in case of people who have proven skills and credentials.

Do you think it's a good career for women as well?
Anyone with right skills can build a great career in this sector.

One word of advice for those who want to pursue a career as a data analyst?
A good analyst can discover hidden patterns and correlations about an organisation’s customers, processes, etc in order to gain a competitive edge. Analysts often work closely with executives, and collect information from different data sources, organize, and analyze it to enable valuable insights towards solving problems or achieving goals. Thus, anyone planning to pursue a career as a data analyst should build strong analytical and statistical capabilities, a reputation for integrity, an eye for detail, gain knowledge of the industry in which that person is going to work.

To make progress towards a big data standard, the workshop will explore a range of issues including:
  • Data features: New feature sets of data including, high-dimensional data, event-based data, and enormous data sizes.
  • System characteristics: System-level issues including, large-scale and evolving system configurations, shifting loads, and heterogeneous technologies for big data and cloud platforms.
  • Implementation options: Different implementation options such as SQL, NoSQL, Hadoop software ecosystem, and different implementations of HDFS.
  • Smac model: Learn how Social, Mobile, Analytics and Cloud are reshaping the enterprise.
  • Storing & Processing Big Data using:
  • Hardware options: Evaluation of new options in hardware including different types of HDD, SSD, and main memory, and large-memory systems, and new platform options that include dedicated commodity clusters and cloud platforms.
  • Metrics for efficiency: Measuring the efficiency of the solution, e.g. based on costs of acquisition, ownership, energy and/or other factors, while encouraging innovation and avoiding benchmark escalations that favor large inefficient configuration over small efficient configurations.
  • Evaluation frameworks: Tool chains, suites and frameworks for evaluating big data systems.

Event Details:
Sunday, December 21, 2014 Time: 10am-3pm
For free workshop registration Click Here.

Nex-G Exuberant Solutions Pvt Ltd.
C-28 2nd Floor, Sec-65
Noida, India-201301
Mob: +91-8826900550/52

Sunday, 7 December 2014

Bridging the Skill Gap Worldwide by Nex-G Skills

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Nex-G Skill Development Programs
India stands at a critical juncture today, with strong economic growth and a young population that offers an opportunity few countries have. However shortage of an appropriately skilled workforce is emerging as a significant and alarming issue to India's growth and future, and this is happening across many industries. India Inc. requires nearly 12.8 million new skilled workers to join different industry verticals every year, while India's education and vocational training system churns out a paltry 3-4 million annually.

Given the current high-paced growth and dynamic investment climate in India, the demand for candidates with high levels of technical and soft skills will only increase. With expansion taking place across sectors: IT/ITES, Telecom, Mobility, Automobile sectors there's a huge need for skilled candidates.

Hence, this growing skill-gap needs to be addressed urgently, as India Inc. strives to maintain its position in the global marketplace. As a result, more and more employers are investing in training programmes, to enable their employees and business operations to be more competitive.

To manage this massive skill gap, recruitment and training firms like Nex-G Skills is coming into being. With a vision of proving itself as a forerunner among training companies across globe, the organisation's focus is to assist clients in skill enhancement, enabling them improving productivity.

Catering to clients in IT/ITES, Telecommunications, Mobility and other industries - training programs offered by Nex-G Skills is based on customer requirements and exclusively customized on need basis. The organisation is committed to providing quality training services in:

  • Mobility - Android, iPhone training, Cross Platform (PhoneGap / SenchaTouch / Titanium) etc.
  • Wireless - 2G/3G/4G/5G courses, GSM, UMTS, LTE - Planning / Deployment; Telecom Regulatory, NFV, SDN certification and more.
  • IT - Programming languages (For ex: Java Courses, C, PHP, Python, Swift training and more), Server Administration, ERP, Networking etc.,
  • Telecom - Network Protocol Development (LTE, RF, GSM and UMTS), testing, LTE training etc.,
  • Information Management - Bigdata analytics, Hadoop training, Storage area network, Cloud computing etc.
  • Academic Projects & Internships - IEEE, LabVIEW, MATLAB, B.Tech, M.Tech, MCA live projects and internships.

Says S.S. Bhowmick, CIO, Nex-G Exuberant Solutions Pvt Ltd. "Skilling/training/coaching must be mandatory for every industry professional. There are two essential component of training: - 1)Sticking to basics. 2) Learning new advancement in the system. At Nex-G, our aim is to build ultimate professionals championing in the domain of Competence Development across industries worldwide."

The Indian Information Technology industry, considered the country's backbone is experiencing a serious shortage of skilled professionals. A latest SkillSoft surveys says, 81% of professionals in India insist that skill training in cloud solutions is required for their career advancement. 31% of decision makers rated their organization under prepared to leverage Big Data.

Having trained several IT professionals on various technological trends, Adarsh Kumar Singh, Senior Manager IT, talks about one of the milestones achieved by Nex-G in last 12 this sector. "We trained more than 200 batches in Delhi and world wide including Wireless, Telecom technology, Mobility, IT, GIS, Sattalite, Bigdata Hadoop, Cloud Computing and more.

Although, the Indian Telecom industry has emerged as one of the greatest economic success stories becoming the 2nd largest and fastest growing market, there's a growing disconnect between the needs of the employees and the skills that are available in the job market today.

In an effort to narrow the existing gap between demand and supply of skills along with creating a viable ecosystem to develop a competency based framework, Nex-G trained many industry people and overseas employees to improve their competencies on data related technologies.

A training project of 20 batches across India in 'Future of Data' and its increasing influence on customers and service providers was conducted based on explaining the differences between the different generations of telecommunications technologies i.e. 2G, 3G & 4G, Telecom Network Architecture and their significance for the sales person and the customer.

Apart from technical skills specific to industries, Nex-G has gained Red Herring 2012 and Excellence Award 2012 for Educational programmes. Candidates may have the qualifications and 'hard skills' needed to be able to manage the job role but without a well-honed set of 'soft skills', employees are less inclined to hire.

Here, Mr. Bhowmick emphasizes the importance of soft skills in the present corporate set-up, "Employers these days, while hiring candidates look beyond experience and qualifications. For a candidate to be employable, it must have good grasp of both technical as well as soft skills. He further adds, "We would like to utilize our corporate exposure in skilling fresh graduates as well as experienced candidates in preparing them for the modern corporate world in terms of Technology, sales and good attitude".