SOURCE: BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT
BOSTON, MA--(Marketwire - Oct 16, 2012) - BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT, will officially launch this month in North America at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 in Orlando, Florida, announced Andy Doyle, International Director of BCS Learning and Development.
Long established as the global champion of the IT profession and premier accreditation body, BCS, The Chartered Institute, will deliver a range of products and services to help North American businesses and organizations significantly increase the productivity and business readiness of their IT professional resources.
The organization will showcase its flagship product, SFIAplus, at the upcoming Gartner Symposium. Researched and created with advice from members of the world's blue chip IT brands, SFIAplus offers the industry's most widely adopted and comprehensive IT skillset benchmarks, as well as critical insights for IT readiness. The program delivers businesses with a clear picture of their current and required IT skills, a framework to align critical IT resources with their business objectives, and a roadmap for strategic professional development.
"At the pace today's technology evolves, companies face the challenge of creating business value by continually aligning their IT professional resources with changing business demands," explained Doyle.
Tim Busch, Human Resources Manager of Academic Information & Communication Technologies at the University of Alberta, agreed: "It's easy for IT resources to become fragmented. For us, the value of SFIAplus is having a common language to assess job roles and the ability to build specialty teams, providing our people the opportunity to do what they do best."
SFIAplus provides the industry's most widely adopted and comprehensive IT benchmarks, offering a three-dimensional model for analyzing IT business roles, job skills and training plans. In all, the SFIAplus framework encompasses 344 distinct areas of IT professional resources and career development.
In addition to making SFIAplus available in North America, BCS will be delivering professional certification, career development and accreditation based on its internationally-recognized industry standards as part of its long term commitment to delivering strategic IT professional development to organizations within North America.
To find out more about BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT, and SFIAplus, please visit them at the Gartner Symposium/ITxpo 2012 in Orlando, Florida, October 21 - 25 at booth 1129 or go to www.bcs.org/na.
About BCS, The Chartered Institute of IT
Founded in 1957, BCS, The Chartered Institute for IT, is a champion for the global IT profession with a mission of enabling the information society. With more than 70,000 members in over 100 countries -- many from industry leaders such as Microsoft and IBM -- BCS is instrumental in setting measurable international standards for progress and success in the IT profession, generating ripple effects that produce outstanding results in every area touched by modern technology.
The Institute advises, informs and influences industry, government and academic organizations on successful IT implementation. It provides unbiased recommendations on job roles, skills audits and professional development and delivers rigorous quality assurance training. BCS is the global awarding body for highly valued and relevant IT skills certifications. For more information, please visit www.bcs.org/na.
About Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA)
The Skills Framework for the Information Age (SFIA), owned by the SFIA Foundation, is an international skills and competency framework that describes IT roles and the skills needed for them. SFIAplus contains the SFIA framework of IT skills plus detailed training and development resources to provide the most established and widely adopted IT skills, training and development model.
About Gartner Symposium/ITxpo
Gartner Symposium/ITxpo is the world's most important gathering of CIOs and senior IT executives. This event delivers independent and objective content with the authority and weight of the world's leading IT research and advisory organization, and provides access to the latest solutions from key technology providers. Gartner's annual Symposium/ITxpo events are key components of attendees' annual planning efforts. IT executives rely on Gartner Symposium/ITxpo to gain insight into how their organizations can use IT to address business challenges and improve operational efficiency. For more information, please visit www.gartner.com/us/symposium.