AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) is making a transition to new technology that requires the employees to be trained on how to handle it.
The company is holding a comprehensive employee training schedule where employees are briefed on how to handle the new technology. The training especially focusses on the software aspect that takes up a large percentage of the changes.
There is a wide variety of courses for employees. They range from Real-Time Distributed Computing to project management. AT&T Inc. (NYSE:T) announced that it plans for 75% of its network to be guided by software by the year 2020. The company has currently assigned 130,000 workers to the training program where they will familiarize themselves with the aspects of the software. The plan is to roll out the system as soon as possible thus the need to make sure the employees are well acquainted with the processes.
The shift will be oriented towards a DevOp mode. It is a software development program that employs the collaboration of IT professionals and developers. It is a vital tool for firms like AT&T that require their workers to familiarize with new skills such as software oriented networking. DevOps was initialized by the likes of Netflix, but the strategy has been adopted by other companies.
According to Scott Mair, the company’s Vice President of engineering and technology planning, AT&T is using DevOps to enhance output and harness the more capacity of operations. DevOps is mostly used for smaller scale firms but applying it to such a huge company must be daunting and full of its challenges.
According to Mr. Mair, the process of change will not be easy especially with the current method. It will also take a lot of time. However, it is pivotal for the firm to shift its platform. This shift will allow the company to achieve more flexibility of operations and better economies. The changes will not completely overtake the earlier model as some of the aspects will remain the same.