In our fast-paced world of anywhere/anytime access to virtually anything, on-premise programs are no longer the method of choice for education and training – especially when it comes to instruction in new, digital technologies. Thanks to a ground-breaking, first-in-Canada, partnership with Mandarine Academy, ITCloud.ca is helping its channel partners lead the way with today’s preferred mode of professional development: a user friendly-platform for online learning.
“Mandarine Academy’s Mooc Office 365 training platform is an industry leader,” says David Latulippe, Vice-President of Sales and Business Development for ITCloud.ca. “As one of only seven Microsoft authorized 2-Tier distributors for indirect CSPs in Canada, and the only one to strictly focus on small and medium sized businesses, we are uniquely positioned to provide our growing network of MSPs, CSPs, resellers and system integrators with such an agile, effective way to transform their digital presence.”
The transformative power of Microsoft Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC) Office 365 rests on a unique combination of digital modules and virtual, face-to-face interaction. User friendly and affordable, it features a range of tools for the improvement of skills for Office 365, including use scenarios, on-demand video tutorials, interactive web conferences, courses organized according to learning paths, and a Yammer social network for sharing with other participants.
Latulippe says that flexibility is also a critical asset. “MOOC Office 365 lets our partners’ customers take advantage of everything Office 365 has to offer,” he says, “and it does so whenever and wherever they find it most convenient. Users can complete small training modules on demand, and it doesn’t matter whether they’re at work, at home, or in a lounge at the airport.”
As the cloud services market continues to grow, resellers and solution providers see that maximizing user adoption is one of the keys to accelerating the return on their investment. They also understand the importance of motivating employees by allowing them to access training with the same anywhere/anytime freedom they have when watching a movie or depositing a cheque.
“Cutting edge companies have neither the time nor the inclination to sit their employees in a seminar room for locked-step instruction in new technologies,” says Latulippe. “By providing a combination of latest generation technologies, such as web conferencing, e-learning, and machine learning, and by tailoring solutions to meet our partners’ individual requirements, ITCloud.ca does more than distinguish itself as an innovator. We also distinguish our partners and their customers as innovators, which for us is what it’s all about.”