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Cloud computing helping training industry beat the ‘big freeze’


As waves of snow sweep into Britain from Siberia, civilisation as we know it appears to have broken down. With transport and infrastructure severely disrupted, up to 20% of workers were unable to get into work. According to the Federation of Small Business, the resulting lost productivity will cost UK businesses in excess of £1.2bn.

It’s not as if we weren’t warned, but the weather-induced chaos has presented an ideal opportunity for technolgy firms to remind businesses that we now have the means to lessen the impact of bad weather.

Mobile and remote working tools make it possible to be productive in almost any location and the aptly named 'Cloud' Computing can take care of all your processing needs via the internet.

Cloud Computing, where applications and data are stored in a central location on the Web and accessed via an internet browser, has become increasingly widespread in the past few years and greatly expands the scope for remote working.

If you’re stuck at home with all your information on the computers at work, you’ll appreciate how nice it would be to access everything remotely… and if you’re a boss sitting at work thinking ‘where’s my team?’ then wouldn’t it be nice to know that your business can still opperate effectively with everyone working from home.”

Here at AccessPlanit we have noticed from our logs that it looks like most clients are still managing to crack on with business as usual. Training providers using our 'cloud based' course booking system, Course Manager are still logging in to the system from home to process bookings, update training schedules, process invoices and chase up sales opportunities. One client commented "there is very little our administration team cannot do from home what they would usually do from the office".

We also noticed that a surprising number or learners had accessed elearning content via our cloud based learning management system in the first week of January (early January is traditionally quiter). With some workers stuck at home without access to their employers desktop computer systems several clients have reported that learners have been taking advantage of the break from the office to catch up on learning from the comfort of their homes.

For further details of the cloud computing solutions available at AccessPlanit please do not hesitate to contact me.

Dave Evans

[email protected]

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