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SolarWinds survey finds 60% would obtain additional IT training

SolarWinds recently released findings from a survey conducted amongst 118 Australian IT professionals in a press release titled – Training Needed to Avoid Potential Skills Deficit. In the announcement, SolarWinds highlighted the following findings:

  • Only 11% of those surveyed agreed that that their higher education sufficiently prepared them for their current IT role.
  • More than 36% of Australians surveyed in SolarWinds’ global IT Pros Survey agreed that understanding broader business objectives and priorities is the single most important skillset required to tackle today’s challenges of network complexity.
  • More than 66% of Australian IT professionals also said companies needed to invest in staff training to prepare as networks grow more complex.

In order the bridge the skills gap, 60% of respondents said they would obtain additional IT training.

Loop1 Systems Provides SolarWinds Training, Services and Support

While the survey focuses on results from Australia, the findings are consistent with IT professionals worldwide. Loop1 Systems, a Premier Partner of SolarWinds, provides training services and support for SolarWinds software. We exclusively specialize in offering the most comprehensive training and professional services for SolarWinds customers across North America and Europe. Loop1 Systems provides a unique proven training method that leverages our customers SolarWinds investment by training their staff on their own network infrastructure.

Our singular focus on SolarWinds technologies and our specialized training best prepares our customers staff to utilize their investment to their specific business needs and unique network challenges. Successful projects begin and end with the dedicated hard work of our certified engineers. We back each project with SolarWinds Certified Professionals (SCP) and many are Cisco and Microsoft certified as well. Currently all of our SolarWinds architects and engineers are former SolarWinds employees who have dedicated their careers to training and delivering professional services for these products.

Source: SolarWinds – Training Needed to Avoid Potential Skills Deficit


Loop1 Systems to create jobs in Cork, Ireland with Establishment of a Sales, Customer Support, and Technical Center

Cork, January 29th, 2013 – Loop1 Systems Inc., a company that specialises in training and professional services for SolarWinds customers across North America and the EMEA region is to establish an EMEA sales, customer support and technical centre in Cork with the creation of 17 new jobs. Loop1 chose Cork as the location for this operation due to its close relationship with SolarWinds, which has its EMEA headquarters in Cork. A large number of Loop1’s customers are multinational companies that have a need to service their computer networks.

Commenting on the announcement Don Kinnett, President of Loop1 said, ‘The replicating of our North American operations here in Cork will allow Loop1-EMEA to offer our suite of products and services to clients that are located in Europe and beyond. We regard the establishment of this operation as playing a vital role in creating global outreach to many of our Fortune 500 clients.’

Sources: Ireland Department of Jobs, Enterprise, & Innovation, Business ETC, IDA Ireland

Solarwinds’ Virtualization Manager wins at VMworld 2011

Solarwinds’ Virtualization Manager software won in the Virtualization Management category at this year’s VMworld 2011 annual conference. The awards are hosted by  TechTarget, Inc. and cover eight product categories including business continuity and data protection; security and compliance for virtualization; virtualization management; hardware for virtualization; desktop virtualization; private cloud computing technologies; public/hybrid cloud computing technologies; and new technology.

Category: Virtualization Management

Winner: SolarWinds, SolarWinds Virtualization Manager
This virtualization management tool helps IT departments move from the early stages of virtualization deployment to implementation of private cloud and IT as a Service. One stand-out feature is its “Google-like search for VMs,” the judges said.

Runner-up: Xangati Inc., Xangati Management Dashboard Suite 4.0
Runner-up: Netuitive, Netuitive 5.5

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