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Debate: Is Increased Cloud Computing and BYOD Concept Reducing The Need for Network Engineers?

Thoughts Against Reducing the Need for Network Engineers

The Network Engineering Diploma program is designed to equip students with the skills and knowledge required to independently design, plan, implement and maintain computer networks in small and medium enterprises.

In larger organizations where the computer network is more complex, Network Engineers collaboratively work as a team to manage and maintain the communication network of the organization including computer network, telephone network, internet infrastructure, servers and more.

Network engineers are the back bone of any organization in modern day digital world where computerization and digital office spaces are a reality.

Several offices work on various models depending on the organization size where they might have a small network with only two to five computers connected and communication with each-other to a large organization where hundreds of computers interact every second.

Cloud computing and virtual servers are being used increasingly based on various technical and business related decisions. Cloud computing is changing several dynamics of modern day network, and many small businesses are encouraging ‘bring your own device’ concept to increase productivity and efficiency on one hand while throwing open several challenges and security related matters on the other.

With many businesses relying on traditional methods of office processes, the need for network engineers is going to exist for many years to come. The Evolution process of modern day business operations and dynamics will certainly throw open newer challenges and the need for continued education and up-gradation is essential to keep pace with the developments. A solid strong base knowledge is essential to start with and that is where the diploma program provides a platform for establishing sound understanding of the basics.

Thoughts For Reducing the Need for Network Engineers

Cloud computing and BYOD concepts offer numerous advantages both to end users and businesses of all sizes. The obvious huge advantage is that now companies don’t need network engineers to support the infrastructure and have the knowledge to maintain and develop applications for smooth functioning of their business.

Additionally, cloud computing services can be accessed via various electronic devices. With cloud computing and Bring you own device policy, employees are allowed to bring their own devices, so organizations save themselves money and headaches of buying, configuring and maintaining the computer systems and network.

It is completely changing the way we use technology in the workplace. Security is the biggest concern of every business and to maintain it, they rely on network engineers. But, cloud computing is the most reliable solution that makes BYOD more secure since all storage and data processing occurs outside the mobile devices.

More and more businesses are inclining towards cloud computing and BYOD model as they improve the productivity of their workforce. Employees enjoy working on their own computers and smartphones, and happy employees are high-performing employees. Thus, it reduces the need to hire network engineers as they are not left with much work to contribute to a company’s growth.

Conclusion – Different people have different opinions. At the end, it is concluded that it entirely depends on your business requirements whether you need a network engineer or not. Since, cloud computing and BYOD model is not infallible, so saying that it entirely prevents the need for network engineers would be wrong.


8 Traits More Important in Your Career Than Intelligence

8 Traits More Important in Your Career Than Intelligence

People can be intelligent in different ways and even more so, they can succeed at very different things. It’s all a bit objective and as we all learn eventually, it goes far beyond the grades we got on a few college exams or who won the sixth grade spelling bee.

According to recent studies, book smarts can only take you so far. There are many more intangible and immeasurable qualities that weigh into career success than just academic intelligence and it’s those who possess a healthy balance of them that truly reach their highest potential.

8 Traits More Important in Your Career Than Intelligence


7 benefits of waking up early – A College Student’s Perspective

7 benefits of waking up early – A College Student’s Perspective

The early bird gets the worm, and rightly so. While many of us like sleeping till late, research suggests that waking up early has greater benefits than you would’ve thought. Here are seven benefits of waking up early from a student’s perspective.

  1. Quiet time: Early hours of the morning are quiet so you can spend some time alone. You have time to yourself, to think and plan your day.
  2. Improves your quality of sleep: Research claims that waking up early offers more restorative sleep as it helps set your body’s ‘internal clock’, establishing a routine for your body.
  3. Better mental health: One of the most overlooked factors of waking up early is the impact it has on your mental health. Early risers don’t have to rush; they start with a calm mind.
  4. Enhances productivity: It’s simple: You wake up early; you get more time to work on the day’s events and chart out your plans.
  5. Healthier diet: Breakfast is undoubtedly the most important meal of the day, your body depends on those nutrients to help you focus throughout the day and keep you energised.
  6. Better grades: Studies reveal that students who identified themselves as ‘morning people’ earned a grade point higher on their GPAs than the ‘night owls’.
  7. Time to exercise: Morning exercise gives you energy and re-energises your body. It also helps you sleep better at night.

Welcome to Citi College

At Citi College, we are determined to prepare students for the real world. With our very marketable hands-on learning approach in class, students are able to meet the required skills and qualifications in order to achieve careers in the fields of Business, IT and Healthcare. On top of receiving a well-deserved transcript and updated credentials our Career Resource Center, assists students to prepare for the job search process from start to finish.

Here is a look at some of the services and counselling Citi College offers:

  • Resume building
  • Writing a winning Cover Letter
  • Building on your interview and interpersonal skills
  • Up-to-date Labour Market research
  • Continuous Job Postings
  • “How to Network” classes
  • “How to find the right Placement for you” classes

We Benefit Employers Too…

We encourage employers to consider Citi College’s willing students who not only receive desirable technical training, but who also, through our Career Services, gain the confidence to ace their prospective interviews with you!