November 9, 2017
Not everyone is up-to-date with the inner workings of the cloud, which is understandable as it continues to evolve everyday. When you’re implementing Azure into your team, it can be overwhelming. By properly educating your staff, you’ll reduce the risk of issues or frustrations. Once they’re given a proper walkthrough, they’ll wonder how they never had access to it before.
Frame the Cloud with Benefits First
If your company already has a number of solutions and systems in place, trying to sell your staff on learning yet another process can mean you’ll find some resistance. That’s why it’s important to start your cloud education with the positives. Show how it will help them in their day-to-day work. Instead of the cloud being the looming, ominous thing that nobody truly understands, give some practical examples of how you’ll be using it within your company and why it’s such a necessary move.
Give Them Hands-On Experience
Once you’ve sold them on the value, it’s time to get them using it. Even knowing how it will help you, the cloud can still be daunting. Rather than getting into the minutiae and explaining how it works, show them. Immerse your team in the platform so they can see firsthand what they’ll be doing day-to-day. Run a workshop with your team where they can all look at your systems on their own devices. Walk through step-by-step how to use the core functions they’ll be using. It helps contextualize what the cloud does, rather than being some lofty idea that no one seems to get.
Certification Programs and Formal Training
One of the most surefire ways to educate your team is to go straight to the source. Microsoft offers formal training and certifications for their Azure systems, giving the most comprehensive look at your cloud solution. Many of their online courses are free – walking through everything from beginner to advanced tactics. Investing time and resources into certifications ensures that your staff is fully equipped to work with your cloud solution in the most effective way possible. It’s a skill that they’ll benefit from knowing as a part of their career growth and pivotal to helping you manage the full breadth of what the cloud can do for your business.
Jumping into a cloud solution can feel overwhelming, but it doesn’t have to be. Attunix can help build cloud apps for your company that are intuitive and help your business accomplish your goals. Reach out to us today and we’ll talk you through what might be the best route for you.