We work in a business world where change is a constant factor. One of the areas we see this is in the area of Office IT. It is important that a business and its staff keep up to date in this area and invest in training and upskilling to meet all future business needs.
Within the office IT environment a key element is the use of Microsoft Office applications. Some of the benefits that we gain when we invest in Microsoft applications include the following
New Operating System skills – Windows 8
With a new operating system from Microsoft, (Windows 8) being rolled out over the next few years businesses will have new challenges to meet. Training will be needed on Microsoft Windows 8, as well as the new version of Microsoft Office 2013. As the older operating systems e.g. Windows XP, 7 are being phased out it is important that all systems are compatible with Windows 8 and all users are comfortable in its use.
We suggest that companies allow 12 months to effectively implement Windows 8, and that training on Microsoft’s new applications is a must.
New Microsoft Applications skills and tools – MS Office 2013
With a new version of Word, Excel, Access, and PowerPoint to learn, computer training in these
applications will be very important to take advantage of the new tools and techniques being used by the Microsoft Office 2013 version. Office staff and end users should make sure that their knowledge is up to date with these versions. Computer training in Microsoft Office 2013 applications will give staff the knowledge they need to make full use of the applications. These new skills will give a business an advantage over the competition.
Stay Competitive with Ongoing Microsoft Training
Getting ahead of the game will make your business more competitive and position itself to benefit from an upturn. Over the next few years, the industry will witness the transition from Windows
XP and Windows 7 to the new Windows 8. Also many companies will be upgrading their MS Office applications from Office 2003 to Office 2010 and the revised layouts and formats that come with that. With proper planning and training a business will use the new skills attained by staff to improve competitiveness, sales, customer care and overall profitability