Improve IT Project Outcomes with Online Training

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When IT pros do their work better, the organization wins. In fact, training and certifying the skills of IT team members is the single biggest predictor of project success.

Online training empowers IT pros to learn, grow, and improve. What’s not to love about that? One of the amazing things about this kind of development is that it benefits not only the IT pros, but also the organizations they serve. So online IT training is a win-win situation.

The flip-side of the training coin is simply this: when IT pros fail to train, their skills degrade over time. Without ongoing training, performance degrades by more than 25% every four years. Online training allows your team to keep their skills current, and even more, it enables them to improve and grow, resulting in organizational and service delivery improvements.

Confidence to Succeed

When you need to make a big migration, you want the IT pro who has been diligently training and learning best practices, knows how to avoid failures, and has the confidence to be decisive, effective, and efficient with the project, from start to finish.

In fact, teams with 40 hours of training per member meet project objectives three times as often as teams with 10 hours of training or less. That’s a significant difference! And online IT training gives your team the flexibility to train without disrupting work or employee absences, as would be the case with classroom or bootcamp training experiences.

Defend Against Security Breaches

Sadly, today’s IT landscape is littered with the remains of organizations that neglected security needs. Network resources managed by certified staff are in compliance with industry security policies for access control 10% more often.

Certified IT staff evaluate and respond rapidly to security attacks 26% more often. Rather than waiting on your team to start researching issues and breaches when an attack occurs, a well-trained team is ready to react in a timely and effective manner. And time is of the essence when battling security attacks!

Well-trained information security teams are 10% more productive and account for an average of $70,000 in annual improvement. So in addition to having a team that is prepared to respond to breaches, online training also equips your team to be proactive, productive, and to put money back into the organization.

The Dollars and Sense of Online Training

When your team spends less time fixing issues, they can spend more time developing proactive solutions that anticipate evolving business needs. Well-trained backup and recovery teams spend 21% less time fixing problems. This, in turn, creates opportunities to do more business more effectively and efficiently, resulting in greater ROI and profits. It’s all about the benjamins, y’all.

Need more convincing? For every $1 spent on training, organizations receive $30 in productivity gains. Stats don’t lie. We addressed the almost magical ability of online training to save you time and money in an earlier post.

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IDC Market Analysis Perspective: Worldwide and U.S. IT Education and Certification Services 2014, #252817, ftp://ftp.lotus.com/info/training/value-of-training_oct2008.pdf
https://www-304.ibm.com/services/learning/pdfs/IBMTraining-TheValueofTraining.pdf
http://www.internettime.com/Learning/articles/hambrecht.pdf.pdf
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