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Adobe is the industry standard in any kind of business where creative tasks are part of a day’s work. From graphic design and illustration, typesetting and layout for print or online publication to website design; Flash animation to secure PDF document creation, video and audio editing and more, the Adobe Creative Suite offers creative professionals an incredibly wide range of possibilities. This industry leading creative software suite allows users to do more in less time and with a great deal more options available to them to get things done.
Because Adobe software is almost universally considered to be the best tool for the job, any company whose staff perform creative work need to ensure that their employees are up to date with how to use the very latest versions of Adobe software. There are a lot of features offered by each of the programs which make up Adobe Creative Suite and knowing how to use them to their full advantage can help your employees and your business to stay ahead of the curve and naturally, ahead of the competition as well. However, it is not always obvious how to provide your staff with the training they need to stay up to date with the latest features offered by Adobe software.
One option is to have your employees figure things out for themselves; while this does work, it takes far too much time (time which could be better spent producing work for your business). However, there are other ways to go about keeping your staff up to speed, namely bringing in experts to provide your employees with the Adobe software training they need. If your company has five or more employees whose work requires using Adobe Creative Suite or any of its component programs, then it is something you may want to consider.
If you’ve never brought in outside firms to provide training for your employees before, then there are a few things which you should be aware of about how it works. One is the cost; you’ll need to compensate the training firm for their time, naturally, but since they will more than likely be traveling from another city to visit your company, travel expenses may also be part of the cost. You may also need to set up a room in your offices for the training. You’ll need at least enough computers for all of the staff members who are to receive training and a projector is also very helpful (for slideshow presentations). You’ll also need to make sure that there are enough computers for the training firm to use as well – or notify them that they’ll need to bring their own.
As far as software installation goes, this is something that most of the companies who provide corporate Adobe software training can provide as part of their package of services. However, if your company already has the software you’ll need, then you can feel free to have your own IT department install the software on the workstations your creative staff will be using.
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