Department of Defence

Remaining Future-Ready in virtual classroom

Industry: Defence
Region: ANZ

In the face of the Covid-19 pandemic, Atos assists the Department of Defence by increasing deployability by 50%.

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The Covid-19 pandemic has taken the world by storm. Economies have taken strain, and many industries have felt the burden of a slowed down workforce. As an agent of Digital Transformation, Atos has assisted the Department of Defence in ensuring its Configuration Management Tool (CMT) and Asset Management and Planning Services (AMPS) training sessions, which account for the training of over 1000 personnel in the last two years, continue unwavering through these unprecedented times.

The challenge

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The Directorate of Maritime and Engineering Logistics (DMEL) for the Department of Defence has been a longstanding customer for Atos ANZ. Atos has a deep-rooted relationship with the Department of Defence as the trusted digital partner assigned to the training of its troops regarding the CMT and AMPS solutions.

With the sudden disruption of Covid-19, the process whereby trainers would take training laptops on the road to deliver face to face training in a mobile training setting had come to a complete standstill. As Covid-19 had brought about a halt to mobile training, Cloud-based training was decided on as the next best option. As Cloud-based training for CMT and AMPS training had never been attempted, the daunting task of providing system based training for toolsets and computer software packages via the internet, instead of mobile training lay ahead.

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The solution

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Atos provided an innovative system-based training of toolsets computer software packages in the Department of Defence. The implementation of the online systems training as opposed to mobile training programmes has seen the birthing of the virtual classroom environment replicating the face to face learning environment. Through the use of GovTeams (the Commonwealth license of MS Teams), Atos has been able to implement the audio and visual aspects of their virtual classroom environment. Through the use of CloudShare, Atos has been able to replicate the Virtual Machines to every student’s personal laptop thereby ensuring the training of Department of Defence’s members can continue in a fully interactive environment and allowing all training content to remain largely unchanged.

Business benefit

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Atos’s swift response to the Covid-19 pandemic meant that within four weeks, training modules went from location-based to online cloud-based. Integrations were seamless as a workable solution was made possible in a low bandwidth environment using a simple web browser application.  Furthermore, the Cloud-based platform eradicated the need for both trainers and trainees alike to avoid travel during this restrictive time. As trainees are unable to be deployed without the necessary training, the CMT & AMPS Solution online training has not only increased the number of trained individuals by up to 50% but has resulted in the Department of Defence being able to maintain readiness and availability in their respective positions.

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