SaaS Training: Isn’t It Time to Get Your Cloud On?

It’s a SaaS world and you’re just living in it. No wait, you’re doing business in it. The upside is enormous. The global SaaS market is forecasted to reach $71.2 billion in 2018 according to Crozdesk’s SaaS and Cloud Startup Report 2018. While SaaS solves challenges for users that boxed software never could, it creates…
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CloudShare Announced as Finalist in Computing Cloud Excellence Awards 2018

The judges have spoken! We are proud to share that we have been shortlisted for Computing’s 2018 Cloud Excellence Awards in the category of Best Software – Defined Infrastructure Product, in the good company of Box and AT&T Business Services among others. Computing’s annual Cloud Excellence Awards aim to recognize the very best of the…
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Webinar On-Demand: A New Approach to Software Training

We recently joined forces with Learndot, the leading LMS for software customer training, and software giant, Atlassian, to discuss: The challenges of software training How virtual training labs answer them And how Atlassian actually does it! If you missed out on attending the webinar in person, fear not because we have the recording for you…
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5 Reasons Your Traditional Sales Demo Solution Is Letting You Down

Today’s IT buyers are different than those of just a few short years ago. They know what they want. They understand their own pain points, and they’ve spent time studying your solutions, and those of your competitors. In fact, Gartner’s CEB says your typical buyer is 57 percent of the way through the buying process…
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7 Technical Sales Engineer Training Topics that Drive Better Business Results

As a wider range of technologically sophisticated products comes on the market, the demand for sales engineers is projected to grow 7 percent from 2016 to 2026, according to The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics Occupational Outlook Handbook. Sales engineers, with their combination of strong technical and interpersonal skills, play a critical…
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3 Solutions to Common Pre-Sales Roadblocks

It’s hard to overstate how important pre-sales practices are to the health of your bottom line. The pre-sales team’s job is to understand the customer’s business and show how your software and technology can provide a solution to their business challenges. The sales engineer’s (SE) technical knowledge allows them to present your solution and bring…
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How to Grow Your Business with a Hands-On Training Approach

There’s a webinar for that! You’re tasked with delivering training for your software products. You face a lot of challenges right off the bat. Your students have short 8-second attention spans, get bored easily and then there’s the Forgetting Curve. An article in Learning Solutions explains, “research on the forgetting curve shows that within one…
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Hiring and Promoting Women in Tech: Your Company’s Secret to Success in a Saturated Market

Want to make sure your training department gives your company an advantage in a competitive market? According to research, promoting the smart women that already work for you – and hiring more of them – is key to corporate growth. Research released by the Peterson Institute of International Economics in 2016, which studied almost 22,000…
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5 Technical Hurdles to Investigate Before Migrating to the Cloud

Commodity cloud providers like Amazon, Microsoft and Google have spurred widespread adoption with generic offerings, but AWS, Azure and Google Cloud can’t fit every enterprise’s needs. If you’re planning to migrate complex on-premise applications to one of the giant clouds, you’ll likely face some kind of capabilities gap. Let’s say you want to leverage the…
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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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Training: The Secret Sauce to an Ironclad Cyber Defense

The threat from cyberattacks is very real and can endanger your business continuation. Nearly half (46%) of UK businesses and almost one-third (29%) of US businesses report having experienced a data breach in the past year. And the damage can be huge. In fact, the 2017 Official Annual Cybercrime Report published by Cybersecurity Ventures and…
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CISOs: Train Your Way to Stronger Cyber Resilience

Chief information security officers (CISOs) face a growing array of challenges. The proliferation of ransomware, vulnerabilities from the Internet of Things (IoT) and other threats seem to constitute the problem. But beneath these concerns lies a root issue: securing the enterprise is a people problem. This means that CISOs need to focus on employees as…
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