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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Creating Command School: Training Like Ender’s Game

If you’ve never read the sci-fi classic “Ender’s Game,” you’re missing out on a great story. But if you have, you probably remember two things about it: First, the big reveal at the end. Second, the advanced training the kids went through was incredible. Between the battle room matches and the command school tactical simulations,…
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At last: CloudShare reveals Santa’s big secret…

Everyone’s been asking for years, and at last, we’ve figured it out. How can Santa deliver to so many homes, all over the world, all in just one evening? Maybe you’ve already guessed: He’s found the perfect cloud-based platform, one that works just right for his organization. (Right, Rudolph?) For those of you who don’t…
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Channel the Holiday Spirit for Year-Round Training Magic That’ll Bring Your Team Together

It happens every winter. We gather with loved ones, put on festive music, and regardless of the weather, snow-filled images fill our thoughts. We wish it would never end, and the fact is, the season does offer valuable lessons we can use anytime, even in business and in areas like training. Here are some ways…
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2019 Virtual IT Labs Predictions: Multi-cloud and multi-step to advance training industry

As the year draws to a close, it’s natural to wonder what the next one will bring. When it comes to making predictions, I always liked the quote by Scottish writer Andrew Lang: “An unsophisticated forecaster uses statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts – for support rather than for illumination.” That said, as…
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3 considerations for training millennials on emerging technologies

The rise of artificial intelligence (AI) and an emerging millennial workforce is challenging the training practices of enterprises worldwide. While most headlines are focused on robots taking over the world and becoming our new shadowy overlords, the more practical approach is that AI and advanced technologies are already gaining traction within companies. From automating HR tasks…
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Trust is Key but SalesTech Helps

LinkedIn recently released its Third Annual State of Sales Report and some of the data paints an intriguing picture of how sales professionals consume digital tools and resources in the drive to boost performance. Overall, the report stresses the need to foster a personalized buying experience regardless of whether the products or services are aimed at consumers…
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Training matters: 2 Data-driven reasons for investing in corporate training

With only 8% of companies measuring the impact of their corporate training, many training departments’ contributions go unnoticed. As holiday season kicked off with Thanksgiving and many of us spent time counting our blessings, we wanted to give proper due to these team contributions and how virtual IT labs can help. Since you’re probably still stuffed from…
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A Recipe for Technology Sales Success this Thanksgiving Season

Success in sales is often about making a prospect’s life easier. If you can do that significantly, you’ll not only have their gratitude, you’ll likely close new business. When it comes to complex purchases like technology, Gartner CEO reports there are typically seven decision-makers to convince, covering at least three different functions. Average tech buyers…
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It’s National Clean Your Refrigerator Day

5 simple steps to toss inefficiencies and reboot your team to kick off 2019 clutter-free Are you scared to open your training department’s fridge? We all know that feeling. You peer inside, size up the month-old lasagna, the mystery meat that’s grown a layer of fuzz. How can you deal with all of it? You…
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Avoid Getting Burned by Churn With Our New E-book

Regardless of the size of your software as a service (SaaS) solution, customer retention is top of mind for every sales team. Smaller, low cost solutions mean it’s easier for customers to make the decision to come on board, but it’s also a quicker decision for them to cancel. In these cases, maintaining customer volume…
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