During Worldwide Partner Conference 2014, we released a new white paper authored by IDC and commissioned by Microsoft, Partner Success with the 3rd Platform: Why Training Matters, July 2014. The paper explored why it’s necessary to keep your training and skills up to date.

 
Today I’m happy to share a visual version of that data with our newest infographic.
 
 
 
 
 
Some highlights:
  • Organizations failing to acquire new skills as technology evolves risk capability declines of up to 75% within 6 years.

     

  • Partners who don’t effectively train their consultants are likely to:
    • Offer obsolete answers to emerging problems
    • Sell outdated technology solutions
    • Succumb to competitors who more rapidly identify and apply innovative solutions
So, what to do? According to the IDC White Paper, successful partners should:
  • Train consistently
  • Train practically
  • Leverage certifications
This is just a portion of the data. Download and read the full IDC whitepaper here.
 
 

 
All data from IDC White Paper, sponsored by Microsoft, Partner Success with the 3rd Platform: Why Training Matters, July 2014​