Solve for size and speed using technology

How four companies gain mass without losing momentum

What you’ll learn

If you’re trying to grow your team without forfeiting speed, that old adage about many hands making light work might seem like a joke.

Wondering how colossal companies manage to be both vast and fast? It’s physics! Newton’s Second Law of Motion, to be specific.

Acceleration of an object (your company, your team, or yourself) is dependent on two things: the object’s mass and the force moving it. That means for your organization to grow bigger and move swiftly, the force behind it must be amplified.

See how companies are harnessing the force of Pluralsight’s technology skills platform to drive their growth while rapidly executing on key objectives.

Meet the players:

 

CASE STUDY 01
nasdaq
CHALLENGE

With a presence in every capital market on the planet, and more than 3,500 employees on six continents, Nasdaq prides itself in setting revolutionary precedents in business technology—and moving fast. Moving at warp speed doesn’t come easy though. 

“Things were just moving so quickly it caused a skills gap, and this made teams pump the brakes because they weren’t fully comfortable with a particular technology,” says Heather Abbott, SVP of Corporate Solutions Technology at Nasdaq.

SOLUTION

Team members used Pluralsight’s technology skills platform—beginning with taking skill assessments and following curated paths—to build the skills needed to match pace with evolving technology. Nasdaq employees now jump in and out of Pluralsight for answers they need at crucial moments. 

RESULTS
  • 50% decrease in time between onboarding devs to code commit
  • Successful adoption of ReactJS
  • Navigated new growth by smoothing acquisition integration

“I need to stay current just like everybody else, and I found Pluralsight was a great platform to get quick hits, understand what’s relevant and then have the opportunity to dive deeper on most every technology that is current today.”

– Heather Abbott, SVP of Corporate Solutions Technology, Nasdaq

 

SEE HOW PLURALSIGHT PROPELS NASDAQ

Check out this 3-minute video to see just how Nasdaq adopted Pluralsight to boost efficiency.


CASE STUDY 02
nasdaq
CHALLENGE

Extra Space Storage delivers exceptional digital experiences to more than a million self-storage customers across 38 states. Using cloud and serverless technologies as well as data analytics, Extra Space Storage secured its spot as the second largest operator of self-storage facilities in the U.S., and wants to continue serving its customers at that rapid pace. To do so, teams need an efficient learning method to close learning gaps and get up to speed on the necessary cloud and SAAS technologies and DevOps processes.  

SOLUTION

Extra Space Storage partnered with Pluralsight to get developers the tools needed to pave the way for customer-focused digital transformation. With Pluralsight, Extra Space Storage leverages technology to help customers access all of its services and make purchases however and whenever they choose. With agile development and understanding devops processes, the company built efficient and cost-effective ways to serve more customers. 

“[Pluralsight] helped us create and ship stable quality code in an iterative, efficient fashion. And now our product is more scalable, stable and predictable than our old system,” says Rich Keeler, Software Engineering Lead.

RESULTS
  • Implemented Agile
  • 60% cost savings compared to traditional classroom training
  • 2.5-year overhaul of core software complete

“Pluralsight has given us the base foundation to help the DevOps teams to understand the new things they can try, greatly speeding our digital transformation efforts.”

– Jeff Stott, Vice President of Technology, Extra Space Storage

 

MOVING FORWARD, FASTER, WITH PLURALSIGHT

Check out this 2-minute video to see how Extra Space Storage keeps its momentum with help from the Pluralsight platform.


CASE STUDY 03
nasdaq
CHALLENGE

Keeping ahead of continually evolving cyber threats is imperative for Johnson Controls, which supplies technology that controls many aspects of the world’s most-iconic buildings. To serve its four million (and counting) customers spread across 150 countries, Johnson Controls needs to build expert, reliable cybersecurity skills at scale.

SOLUTION

Johnson Controls chose Pluralsight to ensure engineers and developers have the skills and knowledge needed to write secure code, stay on the cutting edge of technology and deliver reliable, digital solutions to their customers.

Says Shannon Thuecks, Program Manager of Global Product CyberSecurity, “With the rich content that Pluralsight provides from the best authors in the field, our engineers can meet our objectives in a faster manner.”

RESULTS
  • Eliminated cybersecurity risks, saving millions
  • Meets security needs as they rise thanks to easy access to latest knowledge
  • Comprehensive analytics reveal strengths and knowledge gaps

“A key part of our digital business focuses on creating new digital solutions that help drive and improve the mission of the building, and Pluralsight helps us to develop our technology skills at scale.”

- Sudhi Sinha, Vice President and General Manager for the Johnson Controls Digital Solutions Business.

GROWING JOHNSON CONTROLS AT THE SPEED OF TECHNOLOGY

Check out this 3-minute video to see how Johnson Controls utilizes Pluralsight.


CASE STUDY 04
cerner
CHALLENGE

Cerner, the world’s largest publicly traded health information technology company, faces a widely distributed global workforce, rapidly evolving technology and challenges with scaling up to match rapid company growth.

“The rate of change is phenomenal,” says Cerner Learning Strategist, Brandy Poiry. “The training that they needed yesterday is not helping today.”

SOLUTION

Cerner knows that helping employees build their skills ultimately positions them to deliver more value to clients. What made Pluralsight stand out from other skill-building tools? Leaders have a consistent, efficient and credible way to evaluate technical abilities with Pluralsight IQ.

Brandy says. “We’ll be able to see where they’re strong and where they’re not, so we can provide specific training and coaching to help move them further down the path.”

RESULTS
  • A proven system for developing new tech talent
  • A flexible workforce that’s easy to upskill
  • Improved employee experience and retention

“We believe Pluralsight will give us visibility to technologies our associates are interested in and what tools our associates are exploring, so that we can stay ahead of it.”

– Brandy Poiry, Cerner Learning Strategist

FORRESTER INVESTIGATES DRIVING GROWTH AT SCALE

Check out the complimentary, non-commissioned Forrester report that shows how Cerner used Pluralsight to develop internal talent.


GET THE FORCE OF TECHNOLOGY ON YOUR SIDE.

Rapid growth doesn’t have to come at the cost of your team’s agility. Keep your crew moving at pace with flexible, individualized learning that utilizes the force of technology—rather than fighting against it. 

Discover how having Pluralsight behind your growing team will help you achieve outcomes without breaking stride.