Software Education: Maximizing Software ROI Blog
In the Software Education blog, you’ll get updates and insights into it training strategies for software professionals.

Competency as a Service

The “New Style of IT” requires IT organizations to transform from just service providers, to proactive titans of technology, ready to be nimble and display expertise in many more areas and means, than before. Having a method of efficiently training mass numbers of users, and turning the training investment into direct ROI, would be a dream scenario.

The training disconnect - Part 1 of 2

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HP training evangelist and guest education blogger, Jeanette Jacobs, explains that while training is essential for users to get the most from software, there’s a perception in some quarters that it can be cut if budgets tighten. In this, the first of a two-part blog, Jeanette looks at the reasons as to why training may fall down the agenda. And in her next post, she gives her views on what can be done to ensure that users get the training they need to make the most of your software investments. 




The ART of delivering software education

According to IDC research, 80 percent of IT managers believe effective training is critical to the success of IT. But as Susan Merriman, Worldwide Lead, Emerging Technologies HP Software Education explains, a lack of effective education is still a major cause in software failing to deliver its expected value.


In this blog post, she discusses why there’s a gap between the perceptions of education’s importance and how it is delivered. Continue reading to find out how HP is working to make it much easier, and cost-efficient to create effective enablement programmes.  



HP Discover 2012 – Disney’s insight into IT training is a star attraction

hp_discover_2012.gifWith 9,000 delegates attending HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt, Susan Merriman, WW Leader of Emerging Technologies for HP Software Education, is still buzzing from the event. With HP Discover always a high point on the European tech industry’s calendar, Susan provides her thoughts and perspectives on the show. Her insights include feedback on her joint presentation with Disney’s Mike Randall and the common training issues that cropped up in Susan’s discussions with customers at the event.


Learning from and with customers at HP Discover 2012

susan_merriman.jpgWith less than a month  to go until HP Discover 2012 in Frankfurt, Susan Merriman, WW Leader of Emerging Technologies, HPSW Education, is getting excited. One of the industry’s most anticipated conferences, Discover features high-profile speakers, product demonstrations and customer case studies. This year Susan will discuss education best practices in a case study presentation with Disney’s Mike Randall.  

The mobile device explosion—How it’s affecting the way we learn

Tracy Peterson.jpgThe mobile device market is the fastest growing industry ever. Smartphones and tablets are changing the way we teach, learn and access information. In this guest blog, Tracy Peterson, Director of WW Learning Solutions, HPSW Education, speaks to Susan Merriman, WW Leader of Emerging Technologies, HPSW Education about whether there remains a place for traditional training techniques amid the new technologies.

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