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Cloud skills are still the most wanted. Image: Shutterstock

Interest in Agile methodologies dropped off in 2022 as people using learning platform Skillsoft showed a sudden spike of interest in learning Java and Microsoft’s public cloud.

Skillsoft’s annual Lean Into Learning report shows a changing trend in tech skills as people moved their interest away from Agile and deeper into the cloud.

‘Agile basics’ and ‘Agile for software development’ were both courses that featured in Skillsoft’s top ten trending courses of 2021 but dropped off the same list for 2022.

“Compared to usage data from last year, we’re seeing a decrease in Agile development, which may indicate that organisations have already implemented Agile and are already reaping the benefits,” the Skillsoft report said.

The learning company added that it’s seen an increase in the number of people learning cloud fundamentals which reinforces data, suggesting cloud was the “highest paid IT function for 2022”.

Cloud security topped Skillsoft’s list of trending tech courses in 2022 for the second straight year with cloud basics hopping over scrum to make the top five.

API security was a surprise omission from last year’s trending tech topics. After sitting in third place, the specific security syllabu was replaced by IT hardware technician courses which have had a surge in popularity, especially in the Asia-Pacific region.

Skillsoft’s 2022 Trending Tech Topics

  1. Cloud security
  2. Networking core concepts
  3. IT hardware technician
  4. Java
  5. Cloud basics
  6. Scrum
  7. Security core concepts
  8. Oracle certified professional, Java SE programmer
  9. Microsoft certified Azure fundamentals
  10. Linux administration

Despite a wave of layoffs at tech companies, organisations are being encouraged to try and hang onto staff with IT skills by giving them more training opportunities.

A exact survey from Pearson found tech workers whose training and certifications were paid for by the company were less likely to search around for job openings.

Skillsoft CEO Jeffrey Tarr agrees, saying there is now a clear relationship between workers who want to have futureproofed, high-paying skills, and companies who “want a sustainable, future-fit workforce”.

“A social compact has emerged, creating a skilling revolution underpinned by learning,” Tarr said.

“The businesses that will thrive tomorrow and in the future are the ones that embrace a culture where employers, their workforce, and their communities are leaning into learning and growth together.”

Salaries for tech workers continued to grow last year with the most in-demand jobs seeing increases of 20 per cent in just 12 months.

Wed, 15 Feb 2023 12:38:00 -0600 text/html https://ia.acs.org.au/article/2023/the-most-popular-tech-skills-of-2022.html
Killexams : Where are your fundamentals?

ABOUT 10 years ago, I helped a young woman from the barrio relocate from a tech job in the US Midwest to a tech job at Silicon Valley, one of the technology giants with campuses in that sprawl of Northern California. She knew I hated traveling and leaving my farm work to others, but her lure was hard to ignore. "Old man, here is your chance to witness the post-First World employment order first-hand. You can't eternally write about post-First World jobs from a vacuum."

That was 10 years or so ago, before the self-immolation of Elon Musk, the jobs bloodbath at the Valley, the drop in the market caps of the tech giants and ChatGPT.

Indeed, with her "blue pass," everything from food to laundry to bus rides was free 24/7. In the open space where she worked, the pantry had coffee blends from Sumatra to Peru. The freezer was fully stocked with Haagen Dazs,

Ben and Jerry and a dozen other ice cream brands. A huge pile of food containers was in a corner as take-outs were encouraged. During the relocation period, she and her French American husband stayed at a hotel-like building where newly hired workers can stay for a full month (rent-free) while scouting for permanent housing. Immigrants like her who came on H1-B visas were even encouraged to bring their visiting next of kin into the campus for tours — and partake of the freebies.

Still, some things I witnessed in the general environment of Silicon Valley did not sit well with my deeply ingrained sense of country. First and foremost, the bumper stickers of the pricey European cars (the dominance of Teslas was to come later in these campuses ) that tooled in and out of the Valley The bumper stickers carried the names of famous engineering and tech schools in the US and... IIT. IIT Madras, IIT Bangalore, IIT Delhi, IIT Bombay, IIT ad infinitum.

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No bumper stickers saying " UP" or "Ateneo" or "De La Salle" or "UST." Not a single one. During the few days that I was there, the foreign universities represented in the bumper stickers were the many campuses of the Indian Institute of Technology spread across the vastness of India. The creation of an excellent technology and engineering-oriented school for young Indians meant to supply India and the rest of the world with tech and engineering talent was the idea of an unapologetic socialist, Jawaharlal Nehru, and that led to the creation of IIT.

The immense pool of Indian tech talents turned out by an excellent university system is the main driving force behind these:

– At least 15 corporations in the S&P 500 are led by Indian-born CEOs. India-born CFOs, CTOs and CIOs in the same corporate giants are dime a dozen.

– The pool of talents is partly the reason why India toppled Britain from being the 5th largest economy in the world this year.

The former colony bumping off the colonizer, and more, the current prime minister is the son of Indian immigrants.

– In the reconfiguration of the global supply chain that involves companies moving their assembly/manufacturing sites out of China into other locales because of Covid concerns and geopolitical reasons, one of the top five countries of choice for those relocating is India. The movement out of China into India would mean lots and lots of fresh investments via new factory/assembly sites and the complementary job creation. This is on top of India's sustained run as the destination of substantial foreign direct investments.

– Cornering a substantial chunk of FDI year after year.

Which has been the elusive dream of a succession of Philippine governments, that reached fever peak during the Duterte administration. Which is also the highest dream of the administration of President Marcos Jr.

The lesson from India's limitless pool of highly-educated, highly skilled nomads is this. We are taking the wrong approaches on investment attraction and generation, the Philippines' policy priority.

Our core strategies center on the following. First, we announce to all and sundry that we are open for business. We do plenty of shout-outs to the world at large centered on the thesis that this is a country that warmly welcomes investments.

Second, we do it via legislation and executive fiats. During the Duterte administration, the House of Representatives even passed a draft law that voids all the equity provisions in the Constitution to ensure 100 percent foreign ownership even in patrimonial economic sectors, clearly an illegal and irresponsible move. Some of the core institutions of the polity even assault the Constitution just to proclaim the openness of the country to foreign investments. There is an ongoing Cha-cha hearing by a Congress that has never learned.

We also passed a law on sweeping corporate tax cuts amid diminishing revenue just to attract fresh investments.

In a few years, the corporate tax rate will hit a bottom 20 percent.

The problem is all these legislative and executive efforts never work. Investors will always ask this question: Where are your fundamentals?

The fundamentals that investors require before putting in their investment money have been spelled out clearly by Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen in talks before finance ministers of the G7 and OECD economies. Legislating investment attraction was not one of them. In fact, Secretary Yellen has railed against the use of massive corporate tax cuts as part of a country's investment attraction strategies. She calls corporate tax cuts via legislation as a "race to the bottom."

According to Yellen, these are the fundamentals sought by investors:

First, good governance; second, a skilled workforce; and third, a culture of innovation.

By fulfilling the second and third requirements through a massive pool of skilled workers trained at the IIT and elsewhere, India has shown the way in these two critical areas. Exporting tech talents that have scaled CEO, CFO, CIO and CTO level. Alphabet and Microsoft are led by Indian-born talent, so was Twitter before Elon Musk's acquisition. Then building cutting-edge tech centers within India itself that has been attracting foreign investments. All the fruits of a good educational system and training world-class tech and engineering talen.

The dear lesson here is this. We can't generate FDI on a massive scale by legislation that says we are open for business.

Or legislation that offers corporate tax cuts. Or, saying over and over again that the Philippines is an investment-friendly country and there is an entire body of laws and rules that say so.

The first step, if we are really serious about attracting investors is this: Excellerate the educational system dramatically.

This will yield a substantial pool of skilled and tech/ engineering-savvy workers. This will eventually lead to a deeply ingrained culture of innovation.

Fulfill these and we won't even need a show horse called Maharlika Investment Fund. We won't even need to network at Davos.

I will paraphrase something from the movie " Field of Dreams." Build an impressive educational system and develop a culture of innovation and the investors will come.

Sat, 11 Feb 2023 10:00:00 -0600 en text/html https://www.manilatimes.net/2023/02/12/opinion/columns/where-are-your-fundamentals/1878324
Killexams : Microsoft ADC partners with Universities to make tech courses more relevant to industry needs

Microsoft ADC (Africa Development Centre) has announced a partnership with Kenyan technology universities to review their curriculums and make them more relevant to industry needs. This is part of the centre’s efforts to ramp up its digital skilling efforts in the country.

As part of the programme, the ADC has partnered with the Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology (JKUAT) review its Computer Science degree programme. The curriculum review programme will also be extended to other universities that have expressed interest.

This is part of the ADC’s agenda to contribute to the Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa, which aims to harness digital technologies and innovation to transform African societies and economies by 2030. The initiative also aims to address identified skill gaps in software engineering students during technical interviews, particularly in software engineering fundamentals. It also fits into the Kenyan government’s Digital Superhighway plan, which aims to put the country on the path to becoming the world’s digital workforce.

“The ADC is running multiple initiatives to Excellerate the tech talent pipeline starting from primary school all the way to working to Excellerate the skills of practicing professionals. As part of the skilling drive, the ADC is looking to Excellerate tech-based curricular within local institutions of higher learning so as to reduce the skills gap between classrooms and the workplace,” says Irene Githinji, the ADC’s Student & Education Engagement Program Manager.

“Students pursuing STEM related courses will benefit from the new curriculum because they will have access to updated resources, courses, and assessments. Additionally, updated curriculums with industry input will help students gain hands-on tech skills that will be useful throughout their tech careers,” adds Githinji.

The curriculum review partnership is not a first for the Microsoft and JKUAT as noted by Dr. Michael Kimwele, Director, School of Computing and Information Technology at JKUAT.
“Our collaboration with Microsoft has, over the years, helped to develop potential career pathways for students and enabled the institution to access more teaching resources. We have received industry feedback and guidance on our curriculum which has helped us to Excellerate our teaching methods and content. The collaboration has also exposed our students to real-time industry jobs. For example, many students involved in incubator projects are often offered a role within the company after their graduation since they have had time to adjust to the company culture,” says Dr. Kimwele.

The Digital Transformation Strategy for Africa aims to provide a massive online e-skills development program to 100 million Africans per year by 2021, and 300 million per year by 2025. It aims to provide basic knowledge and skills in digital security and privacy.

Microsoft launched the Africa Development Centre (ADC) in 2019 with an initial site within Microsoft offices in Nairobi, Kenya, and another in Lagos, Nigeria. The centre’s goal is to attract world-class African engineering talent to create innovative solutions spanning the intelligent cloud and intelligent edge. Since its inception in Nairobi in 2019, the ADC has grown to over 500 full-time employees working in areas such as software engineering, machine learning, data science, market research, infrastructure, and much more.

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Killexams : Kids learn basketball fundamentals, life lessons at Jr. NBA Day

SALT LAKE CITY — As the NBA All-Star game returns to Salt Lake City for the first time in 30 years, the weekend festivities are also giving kids a chance to take the hardwood with some of the very best.

The sixth annual Jr. NBA Day took place at the Salt Palace Convention Center on Friday.

The three sessions during the morning and afternoon brought close to 2,000 students from six school districts in the greater Salt Lake area to learn the game of basketball from those who know it best.

"We've been doing this for decades, but I've got to say that this is our largest All-Star Junior NBA activation to date," said David Krichavsky, the head of youth basketball development for the NBA.

Krichavsky says this was the first event of this scale they have put on since the NBA All-Star game in Chicago, back in 2020, just before the COVID-19 pandemic.

"We've heard so much about the legacy of All-Star Weekend when it was here two decades ago and now to know that another generation of young people from Utah are going to be able to create those same kind of memories, the same kind of connection with our sport, the same kind of connection with the Jazz, we think that's something that's really quite special," said Krichavsky.

Former and current NBA players, along with players from the WNBA and NBA G-League, led the kids through on-court clinics.

Those clinics showed kids the fundamentals of the game, from passing and shooting to rebounding and defense.

Two of Utah's very own, Jazz guards Jordan Clarkson and Collin Sexton, took to the hardwood to teach the kids what they know about the game.

"This city has been a great experience for me," Clarkson said. "It's just great we are able to do this here and, you know, bring all the kids out and see all of this."

FOX 13 News asked Sexton about the impact he hoped to have on the youth during the event.

"Just show them: 'If I did, you can do it as well,' but also, just show them that sky's the limit — whatever you dream about, whatever you want to do in life, go do it," said Sexton.

Makiyah Smuin, a fifth grader at Morningside Elementary School, took part in the event.

"So much fun. I'm learning so much skills," said Smuin. "You get to run and play with your friends and shoot and then everybody yells 'yay!'"

Kellen Rendle, a fourth grader at Morningside Elementary School, was excited to meet the pros.

"The best part is I get to meet leaders that do great things too," said Rendle.

NBA officials tell FOX 13 News that about 15,000 kids will participate in the league's junior programs over the course of NBA All-Star weekend.

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Killexams : Amgen Nearing Buy Point With Great Dividend and Fundamentals

Amgen Inc. AMGN is right near the bottom of a more than 6-year trend channel

That presents a potentially good buy point. The stock also has a long history of strong fundamentals. Therefore, this could be a trade that lasts two to six months, or it could be a long-term hold. 

The AMGN Entry Point

When AMGN bottomed in 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 the price made a low, bounced slightly, and then dropped to a slightly lower low. The rallies commenced after that.

In 2023 the price has made low near the prior established trendline. It has bounced slightly and now the wait begins to see if the price will make a slightly lower low again before commencing its rally back toward the top of the channel. 

(right click on the image, and select "Open image in new tab" to see the full-size version) 

Chart source: TradingView

The exact drop from the November peaks is 20%. Prior drops during this trend channel have been 21% to 28%. 

Wait to see if the price drops back below the Feb. 2 low of $236.37. If it does, and then rallies back up, consider a long trade if the price moves back above $244.50.

Even if the price doesn't make a new low, a rally above $244.50 could provide a good entry point, with a stop loss approximately 7% below. This gives the trade some room, but also limits risk in the event the price continues lower.

The AMGN Price Target

Prior rallies off the low of the channel have run 30% or more. Therefore, a target between $318 and $320 is 30% above the $244.50 entry.

The target, which is based on the historical pattern of the stock, also provides a nice reward/risk ratio. 30% upside versus 7% downside. 

There is also the option to hold this stock for the longer-term. The reasons for that are discussed next.

AMGN Fundamentals

Amgen has a strong fundamental history. Here are some summary points to consider.

  • 35% yearly earnings per share (EPS) growth over the last five years. On the downside, that is expected to slow to 4.1% yearly growth over the next five. 
  • AMGN has a dividend yield of 3.6%. It has increased the dividend every year for over 15 years. The dividend amount has increased an average of 10% per year over the last five years.
  • It is one of the more stable stocks in the US market. Its biggest decline over the last decade is less than 30%. More than half of S&P 500 stocks have dropped at least 50%.
  • The stock outperforms the S&P 500. AMGN had an annualized yearly return of 13.9% vs 12.6% for the SPDR S&P 500 Trust SPY over the last decade.

With a steadily growing dividend and EPS growth, historically smaller declines than most stocks, and strong long-term performance, this is a decent stock to also consider parking in the portfolio for the long term.


Disclaimer: The author has no current positions, but may initiate a position over the coming weeks if the conditions discussed materialize.

© 2023 Benzinga.com. Benzinga does not provide investment advice. All rights reserved.

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Killexams : Managing Risk in Private Foundations: Compliance Fundamentals

Private foundations offer a robust philanthropic toolkit and are the gold standard for helping families build lasting legacies – but they can be tricky for donors to administer on their own without clear guidance. Join this session with Foundation Source’s Chief Legal Officer Jeffrey Haskell for important insights on the substantive rules that govern private foundations. Learn what activities are permissible, which require advance IRS approval and the most common trouble spots to help your clients steer clear of compliance issues and penalties.

Some of the courses covered will include: 

  • Employing a family member
  • Making scholarship and hardship or disaster relief grants
  • Transactions between a foundation and its insiders
  • Guidelines for avoiding jeopardizing investments

CFP, CIMA®, CPWA®, CIMC®, RMA®, and AEP® CE Credits have been applied for and are pending approval.

Sponsored by

Jeffrey D. Haskell, J.D., L.L.M.
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Fri, 17 Feb 2023 04:06:00 -0600 en text/html https://www.wealthmanagement.com/webinars/managing-risk-private-foundations-compliance-fundamentals
Killexams : Altria: Stock Chart And Fundamentals Suggest It Is Currently Undervalued
Philip Morris Changes Name To Altria

Mario Tama


Altria (NYSE:MO) is a well-established company in the tobacco industry with a long history of growth and resilience. The company recently released its Q4 2022 earnings report, with earnings per share coming in at $1.18, beating

Graph of MO with its average and standard 15 P/E


Stock chart of MO with its 50 and 200 moving average


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Killexams : Jim Cramer says not to lose sight of investing fundamentals despite the bull market Tue, 07 Feb 2023 12:18:00 -0600 en text/html https://www.cnbc.com/video/2023/02/07/jim-cramer-says-not-to-lose-sight-of-investing-fundamentals-despite-the-bull-market.html Killexams : Avalanche (AVAX) price is up, but do fundamentals support the rally?

Avalanche (AVAX) witnessed a meteoric start to 2023, gaining 98% in 30 days, and traders are now curious about whether the rally will extend throughout February. AVAX’s year-to-date gains for 2023 have outpaced those of Bitcoin (BTC) and Ether (ETH).

Recent reasons for AVAX’s rally can be attributed to an Amazon partnership announcement on Jan. 11. The partnership is meant to easily deploy nodes on the Avalanche blockchain with Amazon Web Services (AWS). Ava Labs, which supports the Avalanche ecosystem, hopes the partnership increases blockchain usage for enterprises and governments.

While AVAX price has benefited from the news, some analysts predict that the move could have been a bull trap.

Let’s dig into the fundamentals to see if on-chain network activity supports the exact AVAX rally.

AVAX fees from DeFi are up

After the AWS news, AVAX price was not the only metric seeing a quick rise. On Jan. 14, Avalanche network hit a year-to-date high of $31,218 AVAX fees received. The increase in fees compared to the previous 30 days is 59%, signaling that positive price appreciation helped boost the fees that the network received.

Avalanche network fees and AVAX price. Source: TokenTerminal

While the Avalanche fee base is increasing, it still lags behind top EVM-compatible blockchains like Ethereum, Binance Chain (BNB), Optimism (OP) and Polygon (MATIC). Over the past 30 days, the fees Avalanche has generated rank 9th out of all blockchains.

Top blockchains sorted by fees. Source: TokenTerminal

Notably, layer-2 competitor Polygon earned close to four times the amount of fees compared to Avalanche. Even with the astounding growth thaAvalanche has experienced in 2023, the network will need to substantially increase fees to overtake more blockchains.

Active addresses and users are down

A sign of blockchain health is the number of active addresses, users and transactions. Despite reaching a year-to-date high on Jan. 18 of 1.84 million transactions, Avalanche’s transaction count is trending down.

A similar downtrend is witnessed when looking at active addresses in the Avalanche ecosystem. Active addresses denote transactions taking playing on unique wallets for a given day. After reaching a year-to-date peak of 54,978 active addresses on Jan. 31, only 34,624 active addresses were registered the following day.

Active addresses and transactions. Source: Avalanche

The downtrend in Avalanche activity is creating further separation between other blockchains. According to TokenTerminal, Avalanche’s all-time high (ATH) number of daily active users is 131,000, which is dwarfed by Polygon’s ATH of 737,000. Avalanche is now far from its all-time high of daily users, registering only 44,000.

Blockchains sorted by daily active users, Source: TokenTerminal

For blockchains to create sustainable fees, there needs to be daily active users participating on the network.

AAVE dominates Avalanche DApps

The active users on Avalanche seem to have a preference for using Aave (AAVE) on the AVAX blockchain. Over 36% of all Avalanche transactions flow through the Aave protocol. Investors have staked over $353 million on Aave’s Avalanche version, far surpassing the second-most popular protocol by Checked total locked value (TVL), the Trader Joe decentralized exchange (DEX).

Top Avalanche DApps. Source: DefiLlama

While Aave and Trader Joe are leading the Avalanche blockchain, when looking at DEX activity on other blockchains, they witness far less trading volume. DEX volume directly correlates to the fees that a protocol receives.

Ethereum DEX activity leads the way with over $1.6 billion in daily volume, whereas Avalance only sees around $104 million.

DEX activity by blockchain. Source: DefiLlama

While Avalanche is currently witnessing immense growth from the AWS announcement, the blockchain is still small compared to competitors. The goal of the AWS partnership was to help increase network activity by reducing barriers to entry. Reaching the goal may increase Avalanche adoption but other ecosystems seem to be out to a large and early lead.