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Deloitte Consulting Joins the Cloud Credential Council to Help Accelerate Cloud Adoption Across The Globe

PALO ALTO, CA -- (Marketwired) -- 06/11/13 -- Addressing the global cloud skills gap is the number one priority to help accelerate the successful adoption of Cloud, according to the Cloud Credential Council (CCC) and Deloitte.

Companies are recognizing the potential of cloud computing to transform their business, and they are in search of talent with the necessary skills to help them maximize their investment. Companies also need to ensure the current workforce receives the proper training and right certifications to meet the requirements of the cloud age. In addition companies are in need of solid guidance to facilitate and accelerate successful cloud adoption.

The CCC addresses these needs by involving leading organizations such as Deloitte to help develop corporate guidance and cloud certification courses and exams.

"We are pleased to announce that Deloitte Consulting has joined the CCC. The existence of the Cloud Credential Council is crucial for the market. It ensures that there is a neutral platform to develop guidance and training in line with current and future needs related to cloud competences," said Vladimir Baranek, Executive Senior Cloud Advisor, Deloitte Consulting.

"We highly value the knowledge Deloitte Consulting brings to the table which they gained firsthand through major cloud implementation projects at clients across the globe," said Marcel Heilijgers, Executive Director of the CCC.

Deloitte contributes to the various CCC working groups and will be leading a new working group to be announced soon.

The Cloud Credential Council will release five Professional level cloud certifications in 2013: CCC Professional Cloud Administrator, Developer, -Service Manager, -Security/Governance and -Solutions Architect. Deloitte Consulting, in cooperation with representatives from leading technology vendors played a major role towards the development and review of the CCC content. The syllabi are available for public review on www.cloudcredential.org.

About the Cloud Credential Council
The Cloud Credential Council is leading the way in defining global cloud training and certification standards. Together with its members the CCC develops cloud implementation guidance for organizations, as well as training and certification to address the global cloud skills gap leveraging a global partner and member network. The Cloud Credential Council operates globally and can be found online at www.cloudcredential.org.

About Deloitte Consulting
Deloitte provides audit, tax, consulting, and financial advisory services to public and private clients spanning multiple industries. With a globally connected network of member firms in more than 140 countries, Deloitte brings world-class capabilities and deep local expertise to help clients succeed wherever they operate. Deloitte's approximately 170,000 professionals are committed to becoming the standard of excellence.

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