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How IBM Overcame Complex Technical Training Challenges in the Cloud [Video]

The cloud isn't just for storing data or extra computing power. IBM utilized it to train its people all over the world. See how they did it in this writeup and video.

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Example of IBM Remote Labs technical training complexity

Effectively — and efficiently — delivering complex technical training to globally distributed teams is a major challenge for many in the enterprise. IBM delivers hundreds of scheduled events each week to more than two-thousand students a month. With the closing of a data center in France, Bob Blessing-Hartley, CTO for IBM Remote Labs, had to decide how to continue to deliver impactful, complex technical training to their growing audience.

Bob joined us on a recent webinar to share the details of IBM’s journey to cloud-based, hands-on labs, and how the migration has resulted in benefits like:

  • More than $3 million saved in operating costs.
  • A 50% reduction in connectivity/latency-related service requests.
  • Reaching more students.
  • An enhanced student experience.
IBM's process and benefits of training migration to cloud-based labs

IBM’s process and benefits of training migration to cloud-based labs

We invite you to hear Bob’s story around the impressive delivery of technical training for IBM products by checking out the webinar below, now available for your on-demand, self-paced access!


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