The Balancing Act: A look at the gender parity within technology

Every March 8 is International Women’s Day (IWD). I was reminded of this earlier in the week and wondered if we even need such a day anymore? Perhaps others ask themselves the same question? I considered what takes place in my typical day. Kid duties on either end and a full-time job in between, and…
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4 Reasons for Creating a Virtual Training Culture for your Enterprise

Digital transformation is having a dramatic impact on business. According to Gartner, an overwhelming majority of executives believe if their companies don’t become significantly digitalized by 2020, they won’t be competitive. What’s standing in the way? A major concern is employee readiness: only 20 percent of workers have the skills needed to fulfill both their current…
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Don’t Let Poor IT Training Freeze Your Productivity

If you’ve turned on the news lately (or stepped outside if you live in the northern United  States), you know that large portions of North America blanketed in freezing arctic air. This has had a severe effect on a significant portion of the country and created dangerous conditions for millions of people.    While the…
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4 Ways Your Virtual Training Can Mirror Bandersnatch

If you watched the recent Netflix release of Black Mirror: Bandersnatch, you were treated to a new kind of entertainment experience. If you aren’t familiar with the movie, it’s about a young programmer in the 1980s named Stefan who is creating a video game that lets you choose your own path. Keeping in with that theme,…
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How to Embrace an Omnichannel Approach to Training

It’s the beginning of a new year and 2019 prediction pieces from almost every industry are overwhelming your inbox, news apps and social media feeds. But before you think “here comes another slew of predictions,” understand we’re only going to talk about a single trend – and it’s one that’s not going away. Omnichannel is…
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3 Corporate Training Mistakes That Keep Your Department Sweaty, Stressed & Small

It’s the middle of the year, and you’ve got an assessment coming up, and you know it can affect what your department can do next year. If you’re like many heads of corporate education and training, you’re probably overextended and sweating from stress, even in air-conditioned rooms. But it doesn’t have to be this way….
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How to Escape the Glass Cliff with Cloud-Based Training

You’ve heard the statistics about the lack of women in corporate leadership positions. This one puts it in stark relief: According to The New York Times, the number of women leading Fortune 500 companies fell to 24 this year, after hitting a record high – of only 32 – in 2017. Even when women reach…
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On a Groundhog, a Mole and a Cyber Range

The beginning of February this year brought along bad news for warm-weather fans: beloved groundhog, Punxsutawney Phil, saw his shadow. The famously prophetic creature returned to his den shortly after emerging early that February morning. With his behavior, the groundhog indicated that winter would stick around for another six weeks. Unfortunately for the sun lovers, winter did…
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What Do AWS, Microsoft, Google and…Easter Bunnies Have in Common?

As lavish and masterful as they are, cloud kingpins, AWS, Microsoft and Google, should stick with laying eggs instead of growing chickens when it comes to IT training…and I’ll tell you 5 burning reasons why. With Easter nearby and gorgeous chocolate eggs lasciviously catching my attention when I pass the chocolate boutique near my office,…
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How to Prevent Your Cyber Range Training from Becoming a Caboodle

A recent CSO Online article provided a quick overview of cybersecurity skills shortage data gathered from various sources. Data that stood out to me included: 45 percent of organizations claim to have a problematic shortage of cybersecurity skills. 70 percent of cybersecurity professionals say the cybersecurity skills shortage has had an impact on their organization. When…
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CloudShare 2017: A Knockout Year in a Trending Business

I believe Franklin D. Roosevelt was not far from the truth when he said: “Happiness lies in the joy of achievement and the thrill of creative effort”. 2017 was by far the most rewarding year for CloudShare. As VP of Marketing for the company, I can truly say that nothing makes me prouder than becoming…
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3 Thanksgiving Etiquette Rules That Apply to Software Trainers

Thanksgiving is a day of coming together and giving thanks and gratitude for those who make us happy. It’s a day for us to be thankful for the traditional, delicious dinner that is spread before us. Yum! While hosts will spend a fair amount of their day preparing in their kitchens, guests will do their best to…
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