Employers who invest more in the learning and development of their staff will have a lower staff turnover than those who don’t. The reason is simple, recent studies show that 69% of staff under 40 remain with their employers due to training opportunities. With this in mind, the cost of training up a new staff member and the cost of increasing the training of existing staff members should be carefully considered. One of the best ways to invest in education is to encourage e-learning initiatives which hold significant benefits for the employer due to the affordability of course costs. It also encourages the staff member to learn at their own pace. This happens to be where cloud storage fills the gap.
Public, Private, Or Hybrid Cloud
The type of storage required for training would depend on the type of industry and the information it stores. For those who purely want to use cloud storage for e-learning purposes and access to assessments, it might be better to consider a private cloud. This ensures that the server is isolated and that the storage unit is not shared with other users, as a public cloud is. The hybrid solution offers a combination of both, which may work well for those who want to store their e-learning archives offsite. Whether the cloud is public, private, or hybrid, the access to the cloud can be achieved from anywhere, making it the ideal solution for staff who work offsite as well.
Secure and Reliable
Providing staff members with access to e-learning through cloud storage could pose a security risk. However, there are some pretty robust security features available for cloud storage. Some of the options include:
- End-to-end 2048 bit RSA, 256-bit AES, SSL, and TSL encryption.
- Impenetrable security wall
- Data encryption across devices to ensure information remains secure.
When One Cloud is Not Enough
Remember when there was the option to save archives or historical data on another server when using a hybrid cloud? This could also be an option for those who wish to have all their data on their localized servers but in two different clouds. This ensures that should the work be compromised on one cloud, there is the option of another cloud platform as backup. This is referred to as cloud-to-cloud backup and provides that peace of mind that the information will always be available. This also creates a further level of trust between the employer and the employee as far as their e-learning statistics are concerned.