The Enterprise Cloud Site Hosts Live Video Chat on Certifications in the Cloud Featuring Top-Selling Technology Author Thomas Erl

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NEW YORK, July 23, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- On Tuesday, July 30, at 2:00 p.m. ET, Thomas Erl, top-selling author of nine books (including the new title, Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture), highly acclaimed editor of the Prentice Hall Service Technology Series, founder of the CloudSchool.com Cloud Certified Professional (CCP) Program, and CEO of Arcitura Education, will participate in a live video chat with The Enterprise Cloud Site editor-in-chief Michael Steinhart.

The video chat – "Are Certifications Valuable in the Cloud?" – will discuss the types of qualifications enterprises should be looking for and the skills IT professionals need in the cloud era. Specific topics to be addressed will include: the cloud computing qualifications that hiring managers should look for; the top skills most relevant for IT professionals in the cloud era; the risks that come with commercial-centric cloud computing training; and the relevance and importance of investing in vendor-agnostic training.

"I'm very excited to chat with an internationally renowned expert about a subject that is absolutely critical to enterprise IT today," says Steinhart. "Cloud technologies are changing the way IT departments deliver services, and they're changing the skill set needed to support business applications. Thomas Erl's company is at the forefront of professional education and tech certification, so this kind of interactive conversation is must-see for executives and IT professionals alike."

This is the second live video chat hosted by The Enterprise Cloud Site, a UBM Tech community created to discuss cloud technologies and enterprise IT. Participation is free, and attendees have the opportunity to post questions for the guest speakers in real-time via the site's live chat feature.

For more information and to participate in the live video chat, go here: http://www.theenterprisecloudsite.com/video-stream.asp?section_id=2784&doc_id=265422

For more information on the book, Cloud Computing: Concepts, Technology & Architecture, visit: http://www.servicetechbooks.com/

The Enterprise Cloud Site (www.theenterprisecloudsite.com) is published by UBM Tech and UBM DeusM (www.deusm.com), the marketing services division of UBM specializing in building and operating highly engaged communities of qualified users within specialist B2B markets using a strategy of best-practices focused on content and technology.

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