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IBM Launches Cloud Service for Students to Improve Software Development Skills
IBM launches a new initiative called JazzHub in the hopes that it would bring more students to be interested in collaborative software development. The company unveiled this new cloud based service at the Innovate 2011 conference.
Along with JazzHub program, IBM also released new collaborative software tools that can help software development teams learn important skills that are required in today’s complex production designs. IBM hopes that this initiative will bring its Jazz development environment to colleges and universities.
According to the company, the increase of smart devices in the market has driven software design complexity to new heights. The demand for software development and engineering skills are growing. In 2010, the United States Department of Labor predicted that computer systems design and other related professions will increase 21 percent over the next decade. It would be one of the top growth professions.
The JazzHub allows university teams to develop on IBM’s Jazz.net web site for free. It would be an open ecosystem for students to design new software applications. University teams just need to register with IBM and they can start development immediately.
IBM’s JazzHub is a team-based development solution for planning. It makes software development and deployment a social experience.