Adobe ending Flash effective December 31st, 2020. Are you ready?
Guest Blog: StoryMatters, LLC
You may not realize it, but you have used Flash on and off for close to 20 years to watch videos, animations and movies downloaded onto your computer. Created in the early 2000’s Flash is a multimedia platform owned by Adobe, which started to lose its popularity around 2010 when Steve Jobs decided not to use it in Safari – the primary browser for Apple products. In fact, it has never been used on mobile devices.
- Beginning on January 1st, Adobe will no longer support or update Flash.
- Microsoft won’t allow the Flash player to operate on supported versions of Windows, and there will not be any up-to-date web browser (Chrome, Firefox, etc.) which will run Flash content.
- Microsoft has already released service packs that disable Flash on PC’s.
So what does that mean for you?
Does your organization have online learning modules? Were those modules created before 2018?
So, let’s say a new employee starts work and you have them sit at a computer to take orientation and compliance or security training that was created specifically for your company. If those e-learning courses were created before 2018 and have not been updated since, your employees will no longer be able to take their necessary – and in some cases MANDATORY training. That’s a problem.
Think of this as Y2K 2020. If you don’t prepare, when your employees sit down to take their online training, this is what they will see:
StoryMatters, LLC can help!
While you may know us for our fun and informative workshops in Communication, Unconscious Bias, and Public Speaking and Storytelling, we also have over 15 years of experience of developing e-learning for companies like Anheuser Busch, Monsanto, Comcast and Hyatt Hotels – just to name a few.
Call us, at 314-221-1441 or email Bridget@StoryMattersCompany.com for a free consultation to assess your course(s) and, if necessary, make a plan to ensure that when January 1st arrives, your employees can continue to learn.