Recently on TrainingIndustry.com, I talked about trends in enterprise training. Not only is training moving to the cloud, but the ideas of on-demand and automation have taken on whole new meanings. Enterprises are discovering that a cloud-based, virtual training solution doesn’t just save ample amounts of time, it can even generate revenue.

From the article:

Cloud-based virtual training has eliminated the need to fly trainers and students on site—a huge expense that trend-setting enterprises are moving away from. Cloud-based solutions allow enterprises to host training environments on their websites and provide their students with instant, on-demand access with a single click. Using APIs, enterprises can automate these classrooms to spin up without any technical assistance needed, giving students an instant lab environment. The right virtual training provider can help enterprises mimic on-site training, allowing companies to cut expenses while maintaining a quality end user experience.

Automation mixed with a powerful cloud solution can really be a game changer for enterprises and mid-market companies by allowing students to join just minutes before a class starts. This can also be a revenue gain as most training classes are a sunk cost, meaning every extra student added is additional net revenue. In this scenario, choosing the right cloud service provider is key to your success, as you want to make sure their cloud is fast enough to spin up that last-minute student. To accommodate these dynamic workloads you need a cloud solution that is self-service and simplistic, giving you the ability to make changes on the fly. With the right provider, a trainer can spin up an entire class, add/remove students, and give students access to their environment(s) in seconds, all with the click of a button.

To learn about important questions to ask when choosing a cloud solution, read the full article at TrainingIndustry.com. And feel free to pose any questions or comments below.

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