Intelligent CIO APAC Issue 18 - Page 10

NEWS

OutSystems provides tech skills to underrepresented communities

OutSystems , a global leader in modern application development , has announced new partnerships and programs that accelerate its long-standing commitment to education and building a diverse generation of developers .

With software needs multiplying for companies across all industries and an increasing shortage of developers , OutSystems is expanding its Developer Education Program to close the skills gap in development and technology .
“ We ’ re accelerating our education-focused initiatives to support the industry-wide developer shortage , with a specific focus on traditionally under-represented communities . The world will be a better and more equitable place when diversity and development combine . We all have work to do to create a more diverse , inclusive and vibrant developer community .”
OutSystems has donated software licenses valued at over US $ 10 million – partnering with over 2,300 universities across 40 countries , training over 58,000 students who completed nearly 68,000 online courses that resulted in the creation of more than 9,000 personal environments and close to 6,500 apps built .
In addition , OutSystems built a rapidly growing global community of more than 500,000 developers to foster on-going collaboration and mentorship . “ A core tenet of our mission to empower every organization to innovate through software is a dedicated focus on expanding the developer ecosystem and creating educational opportunities around the world ,” said Paulo Rosado , CEO and Founder of OutSystems .

Prysmian Group welcomes EC decision on optical fiber cables

Prysmian Group , a leader in the energy and telecom cable systems industry , has welcomed the European Commission ’ s decision to impose anti-dumping duties on imports of optical fiber cables from China .

The European Commission has imposed anti-dumping duties ranging between 19.7 % and 44 % on imports of optical fiber cables from China . The Commission says the strongly subsidised Chinese optical fiber cable industry has benefitted from an unfair competitive advantage , allowing it to increase exports to the EU at heavily undercut prices during recent years .
Philippe Vanhille , EVP Telecom Division at Prysmian Group , said : “ We welcome the European Commission ’ s decision and it is reassuring to see that Europe is able to strongly act against unfair practices . Fair competition must be ensured in the interest of our customers and stakeholders , to guarantee a sustainable availability of quality components for the construction of the European optical infrastructure .”
The Prysmian Group is strongly focused on the quality needed to deploy a truly futureproof telecom infrastructure that can keep up with new technologies . Protecting its products with patents and trademarks is therefore a key part of the Group ’ s activities and legal initiatives are being taken as a necessary part of a broader action plan to safeguard the efforts made in research and development .
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