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THE DIGITAL NOMAD &
OTHER CASES FOR VIRTUAL LABS
September 22, 2017
Lee Berkman, Virtual Labs &
Business Development Expert
The Digital Nomad
Digital Nomads: Fad or Trend?
1983
Steve Roberts on Computerized
Recumbent Bicycle
1997
Book - Digital Nomad
2007
Book - T...
Digital Nomads Today: An Entire Ecosystem
Who are these digital nomads?
TECH SAVVY
COMMUNITY
ORIENTED
03
CONFIDENT
SOCIAL MEDIA
USER
COMMERCIALLY
MINDED
06
SKILLS &...
Who are these digital nomads?
COPYWRITING
PROGRAMMING
03
WEB DESIGN
CYBER EXPERTS
06
AM REHENIM
ELENDANIMIN POS QUIS
ILLOR...
Why should I care?
53%
44%
32%
53% of technology hiring
managers report a skills shortage
44% say it will get worse in the
future
32% of tech...
GETTING & STAYING AHEAD IN THE
TALENT WARS
This is where virtual labs come in…
Hands-on Software Training:
Ideal for Training a Remote
Workforce
Student Benefits
Instructor Benefits
IT Benefits
Do trainees
prefer VTLEs?
Our research found the majority of learners
prefer VTLEs to traditional training
methods.
• 74% ...
SALES DEMOS & POCs
DEVELOPMENT & TESTING
TRAINING
CUSTOMER SUPPORT
Many Use Cases for Virtual Labs
+ MORE!
Sophos -
networks security
products used by
100 million people
in 150 countries
and 100,000
businesses
Robert Lillywhite, ...
ForgeRock –
$100M Global
Software
Company
Created a fully integrated
cloud-based training solution
with Administrate and
C...
Q&A
About
CloudShare
As the leading supplier of virtual IT environments in the cloud, CloudShare
provides its clients with spe...
Thank You!
le e @cloudsha re.com
UK: +44 203 769 1 2 8 6
S k y pe US : + 1 4 1 5 9 9 2 - 5 4 6 5
@Le e Be rk ma n
Get in t...
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  1. 1. THE DIGITAL NOMAD & OTHER CASES FOR VIRTUAL LABS September 22, 2017 Lee Berkman, Virtual Labs & Business Development Expert
  2. 2. The Digital Nomad
  3. 3. Digital Nomads: Fad or Trend? 1983 Steve Roberts on Computerized Recumbent Bicycle 1997 Book - Digital Nomad 2007 Book - The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9- 5, Live Anywhere, and Join the New Rich 2017 Entire Ecosystem
  4. 4. Digital Nomads Today: An Entire Ecosystem
  5. 5. Who are these digital nomads? TECH SAVVY COMMUNITY ORIENTED 03 CONFIDENT SOCIAL MEDIA USER COMMERCIALLY MINDED 06 SKILLS & ATTRIBUTES
  6. 6. Who are these digital nomads? COPYWRITING PROGRAMMING 03 WEB DESIGN CYBER EXPERTS 06 AM REHENIM ELENDANIMIN POS QUIS ILLORPORUM FUGITATIO MAION NUSAM RE VERRO BERATE CAREER OPTIONS
  7. 7. Why should I care?
  8. 8. 53% 44% 32% 53% of technology hiring managers report a skills shortage 44% say it will get worse in the future 32% of technologists report 10+ headhunter enquiries in past year Why should I care? Source: 2016 Harvey Nash Technology Survey
  9. 9. GETTING & STAYING AHEAD IN THE TALENT WARS
  10. 10. This is where virtual labs come in… Hands-on Software Training: Ideal for Training a Remote Workforce
  11. 11. Student Benefits
  12. 12. Instructor Benefits
  13. 13. IT Benefits
  14. 14. Do trainees prefer VTLEs? Our research found the majority of learners prefer VTLEs to traditional training methods. • 74% of those with virtual lab experience prefer virtual IT training labs over traditional methods. • 74% of those with virtual lab experience* use virtual IT training labs often. *Note, only 36% of the respondents indicated they used a VTLE in the past 12 months. 74% 26% Prefer Virtual IT Training Over Traditional Training Yes No 73% 27% Use Virtual Training Often Yes No
  15. 15. SALES DEMOS & POCs DEVELOPMENT & TESTING TRAINING CUSTOMER SUPPORT Many Use Cases for Virtual Labs + MORE!
  16. 16. Sophos - networks security products used by 100 million people in 150 countries and 100,000 businesses Robert Lillywhite, Global Technical Enablement Manager, Sophos “In FY 2017, we had over 8,000 partners complete training courses supported by CloudShare labs. When it comes to the impact that virtual training can have on the business’ bottom line, a trained partner generates an average of six times the revenue of a non- trained one.”
  17. 17. ForgeRock – $100M Global Software Company Created a fully integrated cloud-based training solution with Administrate and CloudShare that grew their training business from zero to over $1 million in one year, without increasing staff.
  18. 18. Q&A
  19. 19. About CloudShare As the leading supplier of virtual IT environments in the cloud, CloudShare provides its clients with specialized solutions designed to meet a wide variety of business needs – including lab environments for virtual training, development and testing, and sales demos and POCs. All CloudShare environments are completely customizable and offer on-demand access to infrastructure resources such as servers, storage, networks, and software. To learn more about how CloudShare’s advanced lab solutions can benefit your business, visit us at www.cloudshare.com. Easy-to-use virtual labs specialized for your training needs.
  20. 20. Thank You! le e @cloudsha re.com UK: +44 203 769 1 2 8 6 S k y pe US : + 1 4 1 5 9 9 2 - 5 4 6 5 @Le e Be rk ma n Get in touch with me!

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