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Go bigger with your IT training budget

It seems to be that time of year again where organisations are agreeing to their IT training budget, and it always seems hard for the heads of IT to get a decent budget or they have to fight for it.

But why should you go bigger and fight for bigger? What is the value of IT training?

We could talk for hours about the value of training (and we probably have ๐Ÿ˜‚), but we will round up our key points for you.

๐Ÿ“ฃ Google Workspace & Microsoft 365 training is for life not just for Christmas ๐ŸŽ„ they are always changing, especially Google Workspace - there is always something new to learn.

You will always have new people joining the business or changing roles within the business. You will have teams such as finance that need to know every inch of Google Sheets and updates could be life-changing.

๐Ÿ’ฐ Gets you the most of the license fees.

There is more than just Gmail or Outlook, why not explore all the apps you are paying for, they might just mean you can reduce third party app costs.

๐Ÿ”’ Training is a great way to deliver best practices and security messages.

Are you users using the tools correctly? Are they using the tools correctly? Do you have policies around sharing externally or using personal devices? Have they set up 2 step verification? These can all be covered in training.

๐Ÿ’ป Increases communication & collaboration.

Remote working is on the rise, we have clients we have never even met in person, but with Google Meet / Teams, collaborative documents, Google Chat we have built excellent relationships and worked on some amazing projects by unleashing the true power of Google Workspace and Microsoft 365.

๐Ÿ“‰ Increases productivity.

People just know what they are doing, they don't have to spend hours finding out how to use a pivot table in Google Sheets or how to create a channel in Teams. Our sessions are interactive with plenty of time for questions, people can hit the ground running after our sessions. Our bite-size videos and learning sites support the users after training until their next session.

โค๏ธ Makes your staff feel valued and invested in.

Technology moves fast and people can easily get left behind or feel they are lacking knowledge, ongoing training and support keeps everyone on the same page and confident with the tech they are using.

๐Ÿ”— Makes new joiners feel part of the team and equipped to do their job.

New starters will have a much better experience if they received new joiner training and know-how the organisation are using specific apps and the best practices.

๐Ÿ‘Œ Reduces work for the Service desk.

The service desk can get bogged down in 'how to' questions, especially around migration time. Training and training sites can reduce this stress on the service desk.

We discuss this further in our blog post 'Does your business need Google Workspace training'. For more about Microsoft 365 training click here!


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