Udacity, the digital talent transformation platform, announced it has been named a “Leader” in the IDC MarketScape: U.S. IT Training 2021 Vendor Assessment, doc #US47541121, December 2021). This research is a quantitative and qualitative assessment of the characteristics that are most significant to IT education buyers and how specific training firms perform against those characteristics. After analyzing IT training firms with portfolios that are appropriate to organizations considering significant transformation initiatives, Udacity was named a Leader due to its wide breadth of offerings, technology expertise, and its overall impact on lives, businesses, and nations.
“Enterprises are struggling to find top-notch digital talent, and without digital talent there can be no digital transformation. The stark reality is that Enterprises that refuse to invest in digital talent transformation risk catastrophic failure,” states Gabe Dalporto, CEO, Udacity.
The IDC MarketScape’s key observations of Udacity’s strongest attributes include:
- Helping clients customize content or paths
- Having a strong refresh and update process for its content
- Offering a range of pricing and packaging approaches
- Producing authoritative content
- Students appreciating its self-paced learning option
A significant component of this evaluation is the inclusion of IT education buyers’ perception of both the key characteristics and capabilities of these training providers. As highlighted in the report, additional company strengths that were drawn directly from clients include:
- Its partnerships with technology vendors
- The easy approach to purchasing
- The quality of presentation and delivery
- The variety in lengths of courses
“It is clear that enterprises are in critical need of better, more consistent, and more valuable talent transformation solutions such as Udacity,” stated Cushing Anderson, Vice President, IT Education and Certification research. “Its successful partnerships with technology companies including Microsoft, Google, IBM, Intel and other industry experts, in addition to its overall quality of presentation and delivery is why Udacity has been recognized as a Leader this year.”
In addition, Udacity is sponsoring the IDC CIO Summit that takes place from February 22 – 24, 2022, in Dubai, United Arab Emirates. Udacity will have a booth at the in-person event, and Udacity’s Regional Vice President Samir Akel will have a speaking session, entitled “Breakthrough Innovation Demands Radical Talent Transformation.”