As cloud technology continues to expand, so will the demand for accompanying technical documentation. By 2026, according to a research report by Facts and Factors, the global cloud computing market size & share is expected to hit a record value of USD 1025.9 Billion. In this digital world, a growing number of businesses are shifting away from traditional IT infrastructures and moving towards cloud-based services. Companies today know cloud-based technology offers unbeatable scalability, work flexibility, increased collaboration, security, and cost-effectiveness. However, integrating these technologies into your business is often an issue due to the fact many are unaware of the right architecture or type of cloud computing that works best for your business. How can your business reap the benefits of migrating to the cloud if your employees do not understand how it is supposed to work? With proper training, documentation businesses can grow employees’ skills, expanding their capability and knowledge of cloud-based technology within their organization.
How to Prepare for Cloud Training
For employees who are accustomed to traditional IT technology, integrating into cloud computing can be intimidating. The transition from using traditional software to cloud-based services has the potential of disrupting business operations. So, what is the best way to approach cloud adoption for employees? As the needs for each business vary, so will the corresponding cloud strategy. Below are just a handful of common cloud strategies…
- Employee Training & Development – This may include one or a combination of training methods such as classroom courses, eLearning, group discussion and activities, management-specific activities, case studies, or other required reading.
- Cloud Certification – Businesses may require specific cloud solutions such as receiving professional cloud certifications. This training method helps newer employees grasp the basics of cloud computing basics and improves their overall transitioning. Examples of external certification training courses are Amazon Web Services (AWS) Cloud Practitioner Certification, Google Cloud Certification, and Microsoft Azure Certification.
- Collaborative Learning – Collaborative strategies are designed to increase engagement among employees in a variety of ways by allowing them to learn from coaches or mentors in the cloud computing industry. A business may hire individuals that specialize in the field to work alongside existing employees. Furthermore, companies may use internships or apprenticeships to also train future employees.
- Reinforcement – Employees should apply the training they receive to real projects to reinforce all they have learned, especially for those who are training in cloud-specific areas, such as cloud security.
- Stretch Assignments – Stretch assignments are highly skilled projects or tasks given to employees as part of their training to test how they react when faced with new challenges or new information in the field of cloud computing. Overall, businesses want to see whether employees have the potential to adjust according to this ever-changing industry and how effectively they will be able to meet your cloud adoption targets when it is asked of them.
Whether your business is partially or fully adopting cloud-based technology, your success depends upon how well you prepare your employees to adopt and integrate cloud computing. The key to transitioning from traditional IT software to cloud-based services starts with developing and customizing the right type of training methods that best suit your employee’s needs. Once you improve their cloud knowledge, your business can reap all the benefits cloud-based services have to offer, which in turn enhance business operations.
How can EDC help?
EDC has professional technical writers and and training resources that will ensure you successfully execute and manage your personal cloud transformation by developing cloud computing adoption strategies fit for your operational needs. Additionally, Essential Data can create employee development plans so workers in every department are well-versed, and stay current, in the growing world of cloud computing.
Whether you need a team of consultants to produce a complete line of documentation or a single technical writer for a brief project, Essential Data’s Engagement Manager will lead the project from start to finish. At Essential Data Corporation, the quality of our work is guaranteed. Contact us today to get started. (800) 221-0093 or email@example.com
Written by Kimberly Jones