When participants will tell you that corporate training is time well spent, for the person in charge of the logistics behind that training, the mere mention of it will initiate a desperate search for Tylenol to stave off the inevitable headaches that classroom setup brings.
Why are these people so stressed? Imagine yourself in the following situation and you’ll understand.
Your company has a new database application to learn, so a week of training has been scheduled. You have no dedicated classroom. The training requires participants to share data, so the computers involved in the training must be networked. There will also be opportunities for participants to create and print their own reports, so a networked printer is needed.
In the week leading up to the training, you need to source 10 computers for the participants. (The instructor has a laptop of her own). You can use some of their own computers, but a few of these people are only attending part of the training, so they need their desktops left in their offices.
Sue in Accounting is on vacation, so you can use her computer. Bob in HR is away at a conference so his desktop is available, and so is his printer. You still need two more computers. You find the key to the store room and unearth two machines left over from the last upgrade. They are a little below the minimum specs required for the training, but they’ll have to do. That gives you enough computers and the printer you need. Now you need to bring all of this equipment into the boardroom and get it hooked up and networked.
It is Friday afternoon. The I.T. guy is called away because the boss’ computer crashed. You manage to get him back in time to set up the network in the board room, but there is no time for testing. Monday morning comes and there are connectivity problems that delay the start of the training session, putting the instructor behind.
Sound extreme? You’d be surprised how often this scenario, or one remarkably like it, plays itself out in businesses all across the continent. Business software is getting increasingly complex. CRM systems interface with ordering systems which interface with inventory systems which interface with third-party logistics systems, and every time there is an upgrade, everything changes. There is no way around it – training is a vital part of today’s business environment.
Classroom computer rentals have stepped up to help give companies the resources they need to keep their employees trained and able to respond to customers.
With classroom computer rentals, one phone call is all it takes to get your training room set up. Tell the provider what you need and when you need it, and they will do the rest. Not only will they set up your classroom and offer technical support, they’ll also give you the latest technology, so you can be sure your machines can handle the software you are training.
Even better, when the training is done, the classroom is gone too. No need to take down and return equipment to Bob and Sue and the storage room. The computer rentals people will just disconnect it, pack it in a truck, and make it disappear.
So put away that Tylenol. Classroom computer rentals are easy, fast and guaranteed pain-free.