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08 April 2014

How London Met improves students’ job prospects with IBM Academic Skills Cloud

London Metropolitan University has become the first UK University to implement IBM Academic Skills Cloud – a cloud computing technology that is designed to help focus the academic faculty, students and business on developing workplace skills in an education environment. Having implemented the academic cloud technology in 2012, the university is now training the third batch of third year and post graduate students on the cloud platform. IBM Academic Skills Cloud is the blue-chip company’s Lab initiative. Launched in 2010, IBM uses it to make key parts of its software portfolio available in a cloud computing environment to allow academic institutions to incorporate technology into their curricula. It runs on IBM SmartCloud Enterprise. “We became aware of this solution a year and half ago and wanted to take advantage of it,” Tim Cleary, senior lecturer in Information Systems in the faculty of Business & Law at London Metropolitan University told Computer Weekly. London Met is the only university school in the Moorgate area near the...

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