What is cloud computing?
Cloud computing is a relatively new development that is being accepted by businesses. The “cloud” is essentially an off site server that hosts programs, emails and/or company information. I recently switched to cloud computing for my tiny professional email (office 365) and a few other programs because they are more easily accessible. You login into your account through the internet, therefore you can use the program on ANY computer, and not just the computer the program was installed to. Same goes for email accounts. I can now check my email anytime, anywhere because I can log into my email through the internet.
How does it enable just-in-time training delivery?
Cloud computing enables just-in-time training delivery because is it ALWAYS available as long as you have internet. Companies can now set up training programs that are cloud based and employees can complete them at their own convenience. This is a huge benefit for a company who might require prerequisite training before the start of an entry level job. The prospective employee can be given a certain amount of time (72 hours for example) to complete the training program before they start their first day of work. With the cloud computing, the employee can basically complete the training whenever they want (within the 72 hours) and wherever they want (as long as they have access to a computer and internet). This is definitely a HUGE convenience rather than asking the prospective employee to come into your place of business between specific hours to complete the training, all in one sitting, before they can start their first day of work.
Sooner than later,
The Tiny Professional