'Enterprises must address engineer training to make NetOps a success'

04 August 2021

Nearly two-thirds of organisations have hired dedicated network automation engineers to transition to network operations (NetOps), yet only one-third of network teams have undertaken industry training courses to achieve this goal, reveals new research by network specialist Opengear.

Polling network managers, network architects and network engineers in the UK, US, France and Germany, the research suggests there is a lack of upskilling and in-house training when it comes NetOps deployment and management and that organisations must do more to make NetOps a success. It also revealed that more thanhalf (53%) of respondents have had to study NetOps in their own personal time.

Meanwhile,44% of respondents said they had to learn how to program in programming languages like Python, yet just 26% claimed they had to retrain to obtain new certifications. With regards to recognising NetOps' growing importance, more than two-thirds (67%) of survey respondents said the emergence of NetOps had added value to their role and made their work more rewarding