Singapore-based learning provider Avantus Training has partnered with API and management and analytics provider TIBCO Software to address the critical shortage in internet of things (IoT) deployment skills in the city-state.
Under the agreement, Avantus will offer to teach business solutions, including TIBCO Spotfire, a data visualization and statistical software for business intelligence.
The fundamental course will allow users to enhance their knowledge on the different ways of capturing data, connecting through the applications, turning the results into effective business decisions, and executing analytically fuelled actions.
“Our partnership with Avantus Training has come at a perfect time in Singapore. As part of the country’s Smart Nation and digital transformation plans, most organizations that deal with massive amount of data have recognized that it is an expected phenomenon,” said Bert Brouwer, TIBCO’s Senior Director, Professional Services, Asia-Pacific.
“These entities have a better understanding that this explosion of data, most especially from the influx of Internet of Things (IoT) devices, require real-time analysis that can provide actionable and insights relevant for more effective decision-making,” he added.
TIBCO said IoT has been bridging physical and digital spheres in very advanced ways, especially in Singapore, where IoT is just as fundamental to the Smart Nation journey. However, the most critical shortage in IoT deployment is skills.
Lawrence Ng, Chief Executive Officer, Avantus Training, said their goal is to equip training participants with the right skills, and ultimately, increase their levels of expertise.
Established in 2003, Avantus has a catalog of more than 300 courses from a dozen vendors, across a large spectrum of technology areas. It is also a member of Skillsfuture Singapore (ssg) and a Certified Continuing Education Training (CET) partner as well as a long-serving partner with IMDA and the CITREP program.
In a recent article on the GovTech website, the Singapore government has bared part of its plans for IoT push, including the deployment of autonomous vehicles, the installation of smart lamp posts, and plans to increase internet speed further, which will make it even more conducive for the deploying connected devices.