The Irish government have identified cloud computing as the future of technology which has the ability to revolutionise the operation of businesses in Ireland and across Europe. However, a significant skills shortage and pipeline for talent exists.

Through the development of the world’s first suite of Masters and Undergraduate Degree programmes in Cloud Computing Dell EMC and the Cork Institute of Technology have combined to design and deliver the course either remotely or on campus. These one year courses address future industry skills requirements and strengthen Ireland’s advancement as an international Cloud Computing Centre of Excellence. 

Bob Savage, MD and VP EMEA, Dell EMC said “We are proud that the innovation for the world’s first approved suite of degree programmes evolved from our long-term relationship with CIT. A dedicated team has worked tirelessly to create content that addresses the broad range of topics resulting in MSC accreditation.” 

As an education partner CIT offers a quality educational experience and has developed a track record having forged strong industry links to develop: 

  • MSc in Cloud Computing – Dell EMC 
  • MSc in Artificial Intelligence - Inhance Technology
  • MSc in Information Security – Jaguar / Land Rover
  • An Information Design & Development (MSc) – Johnson Controls
  • Networking Regional Academy with state of the art labs
  • Virtualisation offering with VMware Academy
  • Staff expertise in the area of cryptography and security

  Image: Head of Computer Science – Tim Horgan presents an overview of the MSc in Cloud Computing – available online via YouTube

Bob Savage MD and VP EMEA, Dell EMC notes that “Through innovative products and services, EMC is accelerating the journey to cloud computing, helping IT departments to store, manage, protect and analyse their most valuable asset – information – in a more agile, trusted and cost-efficient way. We are delighted to play our part in placing Ireland at the forefront of the global cloud revolution and educating tomorrow’s IT and business leaders," said Savage.” 

Tim Horgan, Head of Computer Science at the Cork Institute of Technology suggests that “Ireland is benefiting from the Development of the MSc in Cloud Computing – with 177 students having completed the programme having availed of the online and physical classes available via the programme they are getting access to the most up to date technology developed by Dell EMC and Infrastructure and Virtual Laboratories which have cost in excess of €315,000 to develop.”  

Image: Bob Savage MD and VP EMEA, Dell EMC Centre of Excellence, Mark Redmond Chief Executive American Chamber of Commerce Ireland and Jackie O’Dowd Senior Executive, Education and Public Engagement, SFI Smart Futures. © Gerard McCarthy. 

For Further information on the MSc in Cloud Computing see or contact Tim Horgan, [email protected].