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New educational resources are now available!

EducationSummary: Would you like to deliver self-service reporting to your end users? Would you like to learn how big data can help your business–even if you don’t generate massive amounts of data? Or, would you like to learn a few ways web services help other businesses? Learn all of this and more in our newest education resources.

Does it feel like technology is advancing faster than ever? If so, you’re not alone. Many businesses struggle to keep up with ever-changing tech trends. They need ways to stay ahead of the tech curve, and figure out how new technology helps their business. But they lack the time and money necessary for educational events (like conferences).

In an effort to make technology education more accessible, we started an education program last year. Our education program offers videos, papers, and recorded webinars on-demand.

The best part: It’s free to all, and constantly growing.

I’m happy to say that we recently released a variety of new resources—aimed at addressing common business questions and challenges. These offerings include topics like:

On-Demand Webinar: How to Simplify Self-Service Reporting
With traditional reporting, end user reporting requests go through a single individual or department–a process that wastes time for all involved. In this webinar, you learn about the problems created by the traditional approach, and how to eliminate common bottlenecks found in reporting.

On-Demand Webinar: Practical Uses of Hadoop
Many businesses generate (or have access to) more data than they realize, and much of this data goes unused. In this webinar, you learn where they can find this data, and how to capitalize on it using Hadoop.

Educational video: Web services 101–What are web services, and how do they help your business?
Web Services help different applications communicate (and share data and services) with each other. They are platform and technology independent—meaning they even connect applications written in different programming languages. But, why are they so important to your business? This video explores web services from a business standpoint—explaining how they help businesses, and outlining a few ways other companies use them.

Additionally, we’ve also made some organizational improvements to our YouTube Channel and On-Demand Webinar listings. These changes include:

  • YouTube videos are now grouped into playlists: With over 100 videos available on the YouTube channel, we’ve recently organized these videos into playlists. Grouped by type, these playlists help you easily find the videos that interest you.
  • On-Demand Webinars are now sortable: With a growing collection of on-demand webinars, we’ve recently improved organization with sorting capabilities. You can now sort on-demand webinars by topic, and quickly find the education they need.

We hope you find the educational offerings useful, and would love to hear your thoughts. If you have any topics that you’d like to see covered in a video or webinar, please comment below with your thoughts.