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There’s no doubt Cloud is the way of the future and is the leading approach to take advantage of the digital economy.  There are many studies and statistics I could reference to support my claim, but I’m going to pull out all the stops and use the “jaw-dropping” number by sharing that IDC predicts cloud spending (cloud services and IT products) will exceed $500 billion by 2020.

That’s not a couple million, not a couple billion, but $500 billion that companies will be spending on cloud by 2020.  Meeting the requirements of internal and external API management, and digital business initiatives means business leaders need to attract, manage, engage, and retain skilled developers for innovative cloud applications and services.  As someone who works with developers daily, it tells me they need to learn how to take existing skills and applications and bring them to the cloud — not just for their future, but for the future of their company.  So, the $500 billion question now becomes, where do you get started?

 

Your Starting Point: developerWorks Connect to Cloud

Introducing developerWorks Connect to Cloud.  The single destination for learning what you need to know about bringing your enterprise applications to the cloud using the new Connect series from IBM.  What is the Connect series you ask?  The Connect series from IBM is a collection of new offerings that make it quick and easy for you to expose your back-ends to the cloud and begin creating the new digital interactions that will bring your business into the new digital economy. Investing in the skills for this new era is needed and will enable your business to attract top developer talent as this is the frontier of the technology industry. DeveloperWorks for Connect to Cloud provides additional resources, learning, and environments to build skills and learn the latest tips and tricks to connect to the cloud.   The best part?  It’s available immediately and at no additional cost.

 

With access to developerWorks Connect to Cloud, developers get the following benefits and resources:

  • Connect series resources, organized by your level of experience and goals
  • Learning paths to build knowledge progressively
  • One location to explore and learn best practices on how your team can use APIs to connect to and from the cloud
  • Curated resources to get started with Connect series capabilities and offerings.
  • A guide to build proficiency in using APIs in a hybrid cloud approach: discover, create, and publish APIs from existing environments
  • New resources added as Connect series capabilities become available

 

On the path to IBM API Connect

The first learning path at developerWorks Connect to Cloud focuses on IBM API Connect, an end-to-end API life-cycle management solution that gives you capabilities to create, run, manage, and secure APIs and microservices. IBM API Connect helps organizations rapidly deploy and simplify administration of APIs across an organization and is the glue that holds together the Connect series of offerings. Learning paths for each of the Connect series offerings will be added, including WebSphere Connect, App Connect, and others. Keep checking back for new material as it becomes available.

 

Get Connected Today!

Developers, what are you waiting for?  Sign up for developerWorks Connect to Cloud, today (available at no cost), and start learning how you can help your company in their journey to cloud.

 

Start today and you’ll get IBM developerWorks Connect to Cloud plus:

  • Free 1-hour Connect Digital Meet-up
  • Free 3-day Connect Quickstart Workshop
  • Free Connect Services on IBM Bluemix through December, 31st 2016

Get started by clicking here.

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