How BWise® modernized its training academy with CloudShare Virtual Training Labs

“I wanted to dream up better course materials and improve training quality, not lose sleep worrying over the technical issues holding my team back.” This quote from Vincent Perquin, manager of BWise® Academy, is a common sentiment among training departments worldwide. Faced with limiting and outdated IT infrastructure to run his training department, Vincent knew…
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Build a Killer Cloud Proof of Concept (POC) with CloudShare

Are Proof of Concept (POC) prototypes a key component of your sales process? You’ve probably found that your POC is like a ‘black box’ – you never really know what’s going on after inviting your prospect to try your product. We have written in the past about the ever changing IT landscape and the importance…
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3-2-1 Action! Win the Cybersecurity PoC Game with Movie-Making Innovation

Who doesn’t love a good movie? Almost nobody. And while we love to see the final product on the big screen, it’s easy to forget the hundreds of people and months of labor required to bring us two hours of entertainment. Ultimately, good movies sell us on the cinematic universe, the main protagonist and supporting…
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Why You Need Virtual IT Labs for Software Training

Are virtual IT labs really that useful for software training? The short answer? Yes. But you’re not here for the short answer. You’re interested in learning about what virtual IT labs can do for your company. Cloud technology has changed more than how we store and transfer files. It has also streamlined virtual training labs,…
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Don’t miss out! Join the Learning by Doing webinar

Let’s start with the webinar details. When: Tuesday, April 9 at 1pm ET What: Join us and our colleagues from Learndot for the first of a series of two webinars on a burning organizational issue: How to train the modern learner. Where: Online (register by scrolling down in the box below) Two thousand years ago…
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Make an (April) Fool of Cyber Attackers with Virtual IT Labs

It’s the most wonderful time of the year – if you’re a prankster at heart. That’s right, it’s April Fool’s Day. What devious plans do you have for friends, family and coworkers? While you may have just the right trick that will make you laugh (along with the victim, hopefully), there are malicious cybercriminals out…
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Spring Cleaning for Training Leaders: Embrace Your Inner KonMari

Most of us today have far more possessions than we actually need. We know we should clean things up and simplify our lives, but we often lack motivation, despite the benefits of decluttering. That’s the point of the Netflix program “Tidying up with Marie Kondo,” in which a Japanese organizational expert helps people eliminate unnecessary…
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The Training Leader’s Checklist for Choosing the Best Virtual Training Lab Solution

Just like airline pilots train on flight simulators, software learners need to learn in safe, realistic environments where they are free to make mistakes that won’t impact company assets. Fortunately for organizations, virtual training labs provide these safe realistic environments, but you need more than a bare bones virtual IT lab to run a successful,…
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Better than Blarney: Capturing Sales Gold with Virtual IT Labs and POCs

St. Patrick’s Day brings with it reminders of Irish wit, wisdom, and a hope for luck. It could be said this is what a salesperson wishes throughout the year. Yet, as all sales pros know, it takes more than kissing the Blarney Stone – and eloquence – to land new business nowadays. Today’s buyers have…
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RSA Conference 2019: A Call for Diversity, Trust & Frenemies

As those in cybersecurity and related industries know, the 2019 RSA Conference just concluded. It billed itself as the largest event of its kind, “where the world talks security,” and the 42,000+ attendees would no doubt agree. This was my 11th consecutive RSA show, and as I entered, I was taken aback by the contrast…
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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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2019 Cybertech Conference: Collaborating, Training and the Dark Side of AI

More than 15,000 cybersecurity and IT leaders from 80 different countries flocked to Tel Aviv for Cybertech 2019, one of the largest cybersecurity events of the year. Most memorable about this event is it “cut right to the chase,” focusing less on the latest, flashy technology offerings and going straight to the roots of the serious…
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