Knowit boosts competency development for Google Cloud

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TERO KAISTI
02.02.2022

Around the world, organizations across multiple industries are digitally transforming their businesses. The staggering emergence of new technologies and an increasing urgency to adopt more sustainable methods of living are reshaping our world faster than ever before.

Knowing how to define and measure employee core competencies is vital to improving organizational efficiency. Therefore, companies must invest in professional competency development. Now that, Knowit has already a proven history of existing programs on AWS and Azure, we’re leveraging our focus on new areas.

The importance of competency development

The driving force behind these shifts will be people with the skills required to implement and maintain large-scale cloud deployments. To answer the demand of skilled people to execute these technologies, Knowit boosts competency development for Google Cloud to leverage our expertise to all major clouds.

The program delivers guidance and support for engineers, architects and other personnel to learn more about Google Cloud and how it could provide help for them in their ongoing assignments and their personal learning paths. The purpose of the program is to build a community and to contribute:

  • Education, tutoring and assistance to improve Google Cloud skills
  • Informing latest announcements, news and current trends
  • Establishing a social network for peer support and conversations
  • Sharing insights and collecting feedback
  • Strengthening our partnership with Google

Knowit has already many Google Cloud certified personnel working for our customers, and our objective is to create a sustainable learning platform for professionals to thrive. In this program, we’re going to facilitate recurring events, share the latest news and highlight achievements to bring our people together.

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Google Cloud success factors

Even though Google Cloud is well and truly the underdog, with a comparatively small share in comparison to AWS and Azure, it has a lot of advantages one should take into consideration when choosing a hosting provider.

Google is the only cloud provider that has a full-scale physical presence in Finland. Those who need one-digit latency or have regulatory and security compliance needs for data processing can select the Hamina region. In addition to that, all GCP regions are connected to Google Cloud’s global network providing low latency and security around the globe.

Google's vision is to be a unified data and AI solution provider for the end-to-end data science experience. Forrester Research has named Google Cloud a Leader in The Forrester Wave™: AI Infrastructure, Q4 2021 report. The report evaluated dimensions of AI architecture, training, inference and management against a set of pre-defined criteria. That recognition gives customers the confidence they need to make important platform choices that will have a lasting business impact.gif-ikon-bulbSustainability has been one of the key drivers at Google from the beginning. It is one of the largest corporate buyers of renewable energy by 40 per cent through power purchase agreements with utilities around the world. It also uses machine learning to continuously optimize its energy efficiency. As a result, every workload running on Google Cloud has zero net carbon emissions.

Growing together with Google

Google Cloud Platform Partners have demonstrated proficiency and have exhibited customer success through the combination of experience in a specific industry, workload, or product. As being an acknowledged Google Cloud partner, we help our customers’ need to modernize their IT infrastructure and applications to stay ahead of the competition.

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Employees at Knowit can personalize their learning paths, allocate time for self-education, and use their expertise on all cloud platforms. Because innovation happens fast in the cloud, our teams can present to customers their proficiency in vastly demanded skills. With the support of the company, these skills can lead to substantial career growth also on the personal side. Also, one should take note of the fact that the two most lucrative IT certifications in 2021 are both on Google Cloud!

Interested in hearing more? See available Google Cloud Architect / Specialist positions at Knowit!

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