On Premise Vs. Cloud – Why Are Cloud Based Technical Sales Becoming Standard Practice?

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Jul 19, 2015 8:05:00 AM



In recent years there is a shift in how enterprise technology is being bought, sold and deployed.  Leading technology vendors have adopted new best practices for their sales deployments, utilizing novel technologies that take advantage of developments in cloud computing and virtualization. According to a survey conducted by Oxford Economics and SAP, 69% of enterprises expect to make moderate-to-heavy cloud investments over the next three years as they migrate core business functions to the cloud.


Why is this happening? Why have cloud based virtual sales demos and pocs become so popular and in demand? Below we’ve compiled a comparison of conventional on premise sales deployments to cloud based virtual sales to illustrate how they differ.


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Topics: Demos & POCs

Cost Cutting Clouds – Reduce Expenses with Cloud-Based Training

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Jul 13, 2015 8:00:00 AM


Did you know that Cisco, world leader in networking hardware, switched from classroom training to a web-based solution for its 28,000 sales representatives and cut overall corporate training costs by 40-60%? Meanwhile Dow Chemical did the same thing for regulatory compliance training of its 60,000 employees and contractors. The result? Dow went from spending an average of $95 per student/per course to only $11 with overall annual savings of over $34 million.

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Topics: Training

How HBR Consulting moved from an on premise ESXI lab to a cloud based lab

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Jul 5, 2015 10:21:00 AM


JB Trexler is a Manager at HBR Consulting’s Information & Technology Services practice. His team provides consulting for AMLAW 100 firms and Fortune 500 legal departments. 


JB moved his team from an on-premise ESXi lab to a cloud based virtual lab , built a reusable integration environment for complex tool workflow integrations, then opened up the lab for live proofs-of-concept.  


Congratulations to July’s User of the Month!


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Topics: Demos & POCs, user of the month

Why Students Love Learning via the Cloud

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Jun 18, 2015 4:18:00 AM


Ten of thousands of students and corporate trainees worldwide are today getting virtual technical training online via cloud based training platforms.
These students are getting valuable hands-on experience using real, full-functioning applications, they are learning the required technical skills with safe, self-paced experimentation and are enjoying additional numerous benefits of online training. 

Why do students love learning via the cloud? Below are four great reasons.

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Topics: Training

Get more out of your sales engineer - without the leg work

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on Jun 7, 2015 9:21:00 AM



Are you spending time shipping and installing dozens of specialized hardware units, getting on planes to remote sites, configuring servers, wrangling with logistics and dealing with the challenges of gaining access to data centers, networks and equipment


If you answered “yes” to any of those questions, you are wasting countless dollars and time


Leading technology vendors are adopting new best practices, utilizing novel technologies that take advantage of developments in cloud computing and virtualization and are shifting their software sales demos and pocs to virtual IT lab environments.

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Topics: Demos & POCs, CloudShare

“Out of this World Corporate Virtual Training, Wherever You Are”

Posted by Alex Entrekin on Jun 1, 2015 8:21:00 AM


CloudShare's virtual IT training solution powers thousands of software training sessions each month,from large-scale events to impromptu meetups and online virtual classes. June’s “User of the Month”, Marshall Butler, has used this flexibility to build a business that goes “Out of this World” to consistently lead Microsoft training firms.
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Topics: Training, user of the month

Conventional Vs. Cloud – Why Is Cloud-Based Training So Popular?

Posted by Moran Shayovitch on May 21, 2015 9:40:00 AM


The popularity of online training over the cloud is gaining rise. According to elearningindustry.com, cloud-based training is one of the top seven future eLearning technologies. Why have cloud virtual training platforms become so popular?  We’ve compiled a comparison below of conventional classroom training platforms to virtual cloud based training platforms, to illustrate how they differ.


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Topics: Training

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