Somar Digital announced that it has become an Amazon Web Services (AWS) Consulting Partner and an AWS Public Sector Partner.
The AWS Partner Network is a global community of vendors who use the AWS platform.
Somar Digital says achieving Public Sector Partner status recognizes the company’s technical proficiency and customer success in delivering advanced citizen solutions through the AWS cloud environment.
Additionally, he notes strict criteria that must be met for the company to achieve Select Consulting Partner status, and this recognition is proof of Somar Digital’s ability to meet complex technical and business training requirements.
“AWS Partners are the industry standard,” said Aaron Scott, Founder and CEO of Somar Digital.
“Completing the Select Consulting Partner and Public Sector Partner programs at the same time is a tremendous achievement that reflects the hard work of our staff and our commitment to the long-term success of our clients.
“At Somar Digital, we enjoy taking on large and meaningful challenges.
“Whether it’s helping Kiwis return home safe after outdoor adventures, or improving the public transport experience, or supporting the health and well-being of tamariki less than five years old and their whānau, we will continue to use AWS to support the digital transformation of citizen services. ”
Founded in 2008, the Wellington-based company works with government, charity and non-profit clients on problem solving to help citizens access vital services, including Metlink, Whānau Āwhina Plunket and the NZ Mountain Safety Council.
“The Plan My Walk platform has over 206,000 users and requires a great customer experience at scale,” said MSC Council chief executive Mike Daisley.
“Working with Somar Digital to harness the power of AWS has always allowed us to get the results we need. I am delighted to see Somar Digital continue to invest in capabilities that contribute to our future results. »
AWS is adding Somar Digital to its partner network after the company recently released research which found that one million more New Zealand workers will need digital skills training for their jobs next year.
The “Building Digital Skills for the Changing Workforce” report, prepared by strategy and economics consulting firm AlphaBeta and commissioned by AWS, surveyed 1,039 digital skilled workers in technology and non-technology roles and 300 employers in New Zealand with public and private sector representation. and non-profit sectors of different sizes and industries.
The results show that the need for digital skills training has become more acute during the pandemic, with around 35% of the country’s total workforce still requiring skills.
Additionally, 67% of workers surveyed in New Zealand believe they will need cloud skills training by 2025 to advance in their careers.
Of those workers who believe they need training in cloud-related skills, 54% believe they need to learn how to use cloud-based tools in their jobs, 32% of workers also believe they will need training to migrate from on-premises to cloud, and 23% believe they will need cloud architecture design skills.
The report states that the ability to use cloud-based tools, such as cloud-based developer tools, cloud-based communication software, accounting software, and customer relationship management software, should be the skill most demanded by employers by 2025, followed by cybersecurity skills.
It also highlights the need for more advanced cloud computing skills and that the ability to migrate from on-premises facilities to the cloud and cloud design architecture skills are expected to be among the top 10 digital skills in demand by 2025 in New Zealand.