When the clock chimed 12, and crackers burst open ushering the new year , greetings galore and goodies strewn around, it was a moment to reflect about the past and look right ahead with renewed hope. How did we fare and what’s the forecast for 2018? This probably is deliberation of many a minds both from a personal and professional perspective. 2017 witnessed some great happenings which will make a geek beam with pride – gadgets, gizmos, apps and what not. The World observed with heightened expectation the numerous startups, the growing number of entrepreneurs, the tectonic shift in technology that makes the ground beneath the feet shake: ‘happening today, history tomorrow’ proved so plausible. And in all these, the overriding factor and dire demand proved to be the digital presence and exceptional soft skills. Just as we are increasingly online and extremely mobile, the medium and means have changed dramatically.
As much as technology is becoming the key differentiator, technologists are the game-changers. Brick and mortar gave way to online offerings and our niche product offerings to professionals saw a surge in Live Virtual Class and e-Learning. The corporate accounts in our clientele upsurged in number. In all it was a successful year, having posted results close to the projections. So the ride was bumpy sometimes and smooth as well.
The road ahead is full of opportunities if one knows how to count and capitalize. There is going to be exciting and engaging times ahead. ‘Education never ends’ – it’s for a lifetime. Knowledge is the key and Technology-enabled services will be the touchstone.
There is indeed a growing gap – from both the employers and employees standpoint. The fitment is really a hard-find. Hence, grooming the greatest asset – human capital – is the critical need as exponential growth in technological developments makes it a mandate to embrace existing and emerging technologies.
We will have to rejig our offering by stacking with latest technologies that was announced yesterday or this morning and impart with a conviction that we communicated the message across. Training cant be 'touch and go'. It is telling by the performance of the participants long after they have completed their course. So, their success is our saving grace. The focus will be on serving a new age courses that will enable developing new skillset to compete in the market and tap opportunities successfully. The spotlight will be mainly on cloud, Big data, Artificial Intelligence, Cyber Security, Automation, and Social, Mobile, Analytics, and Cloud (SMAC).
2018 – is ours to make it big. Let us get ahead.
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