Envisioning Africa’s Digital Destiny with the African Data Center Association



Last year Joe Kava and Christian Belady joined Dean Nelson on stage at Datacloud Europe and recounted the pressing issue of skills shortages in the data centre sector. Between them, the three suggested that there was a rampant practice of headhunting, lack of awareness of the data centre sector as an employer and a shortage of people with the right technical and cognitive capacities. In one session they identified just a handful of the issues that routinely get conflated under the guise of ‘skills shortages.’

 

So what’s the issue with that?, asks Dr Terri Simpkin, Higher and Further Education Principal, CNet Training.

Quite simply, what we’ve been bundling up as skills shortages aren’t necessarily skills shortages at all.

The lack of differentiation of the…

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