If you know me, you know that technology is extremely exciting to me. Do you know why? The answer may surprise you! I get excited when we can help you to achieve the successful outcome that you deserve as a return on your technology investment. Technology can be either an expense or an investment and which one is up to you and me. We design solutions that can make you and your team more productive. It takes more than having the right tools and purchasing the right stuff. The true and often overlooked opportunity to get the maximum return or “bang for the buck” is called “Adoption”. Teaching yourself and your team to embrace and “adopt” the tools provided to them by your company’s investment in technology is paramount. Technology is a tool that when used properly reduces the time, increases the accuracy, and repeatability of a task. We all use software tools daily to increase our productivity and we would be fairly helpless without them. How many of us take the time to actually learn to use the tools correctly? What if we could exploit them? Most of the software tools that we use contain powerful and seemingly hidden features (opportunities) for us to be more efficient and even enjoy using them. We want to be as successful and productive as possible and we want our teams to be able to take advantage of the wonderful tools available to them. To that end I am excited to announce that we are now offering wonderful and FREE online training courses to all of all of our SmartIT clients via the “Help Desk” app. We are beginning with the Microsoft Office suite and Office 365 training. We hope to rollout more courses in the future. We are committed to your success and hope that you can increase your return on investment through training. A few weeks ago, at our weekly “Go-Team” meeting, we challenged each other to watch a few training videos. At the next week’s meeting, we shared some tips we learned with the rest of the team. It was great to see the excitement on people’s faces as they shared what they leaned. We all walked away with some great time savers and had some fun in the process. I invite you and your team to take advantage of the new online training and learn how you can embrace and adopt the tools that you use every day. For more information, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.