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eFrontPro For IBM Connections


Epignosis, the makers of eFrontPro, have recently developed an integration to the world’s leading Enterprise Social Network (ESN), called eFrontPro For IBM Connections, that now delivers truly connected social learning. EfrontPro delivers a dashboard within IBM Connections so that employees can see the status of each of their courses. Don’t Have IBM Connections?

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IBM Uses Training to Make the World Smarter

JPL Learning

Video interview with IBM Senior Program Manager, Global Skills Initiative. At IBM, you see in practice what many organizations describe as the future. At the conference, I had the opportunity to speak with Meg Petersen, an IBM senior program manager with the Global Skills Initiative. Meg connects this initiative with IBM’s business strategy.

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The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning


Here are five things/phenomenon that did not exist five years back (at least not in the way we know them today): IBM’s Watson, the AI driven robot that interacts with humans on human terms (in natural language). On March 1, 2011, IBM announced the IBM SmartCloud framework to support Smarter Planet.” I am not the kind to crystal gaze. ” – Wikipedia.

5 tips for a successful enterprise management training program


If, rather, you want to begin your first enterprise Talent Development and eLearning program by training your managers, then this post is for you too. Why that is, and how should you proceed in order to create a successful enterprise management training program for your enterprise? Thus, don’t constrain your enterprise management training to the trivia of being a manager (e.g.

Social Business by the Numbers

Marcia Conner

IBM’s 2012 CEO Survey of 1700 CEOs across the globe [released May 2012] tells many interesting things. Also from IBM’s Institute for Business Value : 95% of standout organizations will focus more on “getting closer to the customer” over the next 5 years ( IBM Global CEO Study 2010 ). Seeking the source of a specific statistic that I included in a talk ? AdAge.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

As 2012 draws to a close, its time to evaluate how in focus my lens on the future of enterprise mobile learning proved to be this past year and how many of my year ago predictions hit their targets. Whatever it is, this one is music to my ears after many years of toiling away to make mLearning a reality for the enterprise. Here’s the analysis of how it all played out. On Target But.

Embedding social learning into texts and enterprise software

Jay Cross

Joe described an elite group of engineers at IBM that replaced their bi-annual face-to-face sessions with meetings in Second Life. Learning is social. Business is social. People are social. So why are so many of the forays into learning technology anti-social? Friday afternoon I had a delightful conversation with a kindred spirit, Joe Miller. Joe has been marrying people, technology, and learning since the early days. He worked on the PLATO system for Control Data. He did early stuff with Atari, EPYX, SEGA, and Leapfrog. Learning. Overcome the forgetting curse with spaced reinforcement.

Skillsoft and IBM Research: Harnessing Big Data in Enterprise Learning by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Skillsoft and IBM are collaborating to develop new methods of creating and. Big data will drive next-generation learning and integrated development for improved user engagement. and learning outcomes. assessing optimal learning experiences at an individual level. Here is a quick look at what is driving these. developments. Emerging Topics Management Measurement

Supercomputer's Win on Jeopardy: Little Comfort to Those.

Social Learning

Matt Blum at GeekDad wrote an article this week called Why Watson’s Jeopardy Win is Mostly Meaningless saying: IBM’s supercomputer software Watson’s win on the game show Jeopardy! Right this minute, thousands of hard-working corporate employees around the world are pulling their hair out trying to get meaningful data out of their ERP, CRM, PLM and other enterprise software systems.

Enterprise Twitter

Jay Cross

When I draw a blueprint of an ideal enterprise learning environment, it always includes an expertise location function. IBM has long been my model of getting this one right. Even at IBM, and I’m several years out of date so this could have changed, Blue Pages wasn’t flawless. Like most old farts, I was reluctant to get into Twitter. Receiving Tweets struck me as a great way to invite more trivia and continuous interrupts into my crowded life. I don’t care what Tim O’Reilly had for breakfast or Dave Snowden thinks of his hotel room. Unbelievable.

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Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions


CourseMill LMS - Enterprise. Enterprise Learning Management System. Lectora e-Learning and IBM to Offer Social Learning Solutions. Lectora e-Learning and IBM Software recognize this void and have partnered to provide social business solutions that better fit companies’ needs. CourseMill LMS - Enterprise. Forum. Logins. Lectora Online - USA. Lectora Online - EU.

Pitney Bowes Employs Training to Accelerate Transformation

JPL Learning

Video interview with an Enterprise Learning and Development Leader at Pitney Bowes. Suggested Blog Post: IBM Uses Training to Make the World Smarter. . Janet Lockhart-Jones, Ed.D. Pitney Bowes is well known for providing postage meters and mail sorting services for US-based organizations. A best practice in v-ILT is to engage the learner every three to four minutes.

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Cisco - Enterprise 2.0

Tony Karrer

Stories, Part One: Cisco Goes All Out on Enterprise 2.0 This sounds a bit like IBM's innovation jams which have been very successful in generating ideas and discussion across the organization. I don't know how I missed this, but thanks to Bill Ives for covering it on the FastForward blog - More Web 2.0 points us to: Mike Gotta - Cisco: Learning Internally Before Delivering Externally and Money's Cisco's display of strength [Martin] De Beer a year ago set up an internal wiki called I-Zone that has so far generated 400 business ideas. Fantastic. Capture best practices.

On the Roots of Social Computing

Skilful Minds

Enterprise 2.0 Experience Design IBM Mads Soegaard Rob Kling social business social computing Social Media social network social softwareI recently received an invitation from Mads Soegaard, Editor-in-Chief at to offer those who read this blog an early view of a new chapter on Social Computing in their encyclopedia. I’m a little late on this writing for you to get a pre-publication view of the chapter but I wanted to make sure and point it out for [.]. Collaboration e-Learning 2.0 Innovation Social Business Design Web 2.0

Lotus Connections - IBM's Social Collaboration

Vignettes Learning

This is helpful for those who wish to have an inside look on how social networking is applied in Enterprise 2.0 The two videos provide you an overview of Lotus Connections. applications. To see the full view of the presentation, click the top right corner and expand to show the full screen. To return to original screen size, repeat the process. Profile Activities Ray Jimenez, PhD "Helping Learners Learn Their Way" Ray Jimenez, PhD Author "3-Minute e-Learning"

Lurking is Not a Static State

ID Reflections

I have recently taken on enterprise community facilitation and was curious to see how people are interacting on our enterprise collaboration platform. This is especially true of communities in enterprises. Lurking and its role in communities has been on the forefront of my mind for the past few days. They are lurking on the edge, consuming content. They are the free riders.

2007 - Year of Enterprise Mashups?

Tony Karrer

I just saw an article/post by Dion Hinchcliffe - Enterprise mashups get ready for prime-time. I saw IBM's tool when I was moderating a Web 2.0 In it, he talks about various tools that are coming forward as a means to be able to pull applications together using mash-ups. event in Los Angeles. It reminded me of Visual Basic in the early days. In fact, I strongly believe that Visual Basic is a really good parallel for what is coming - except the widgets that you put into your application will be distributed services. See Also: Incredibly Cool!

The Link Between BYOD and Increased Productivity


IBM MobileFirst gives an excellent definition of BYOD: “ Bring your own device (BYOD) is an IT policy where employees are allowed or encouraged to use their personal mobile devices—and, increasingly, notebook PCs—to access enterprise data and systems. Roger Bjork, the director of enterprise mobility solutions for Dell, said, “It (BYOD) is working. Only 29% have forbidden BYOD.

The Changing Face of Work and Workplace Learning

ID Reflections

Here are five things/phenomenon that did not exist five years back (at least not in the way we know them today): IBM''s Watson, the AI driven robot that interacts with humans on human terms (in natural language). I am not the kind to crystal gaze. I lay no claim to being able to predict the future. I am trying to re-imagine how my work will shape up five years from now. Utopian? Maybe.

Web 2.0 - Consumer vs. Enterprise Use

Tony Karrer

acts in the consumer space as opposed to when it's adopted in the enterprise. tools in the enterprise before in this blog: Adoption of Web 2.0 Revisited Enterprise 2.0 - What's the PU? Adoption in the Enterprise - It's Personal The main points across these posts are: Adoption is first and foremost based on personal value (or more accurately perceived usefulness ). These policies should be along the lines of IBM's blogging guidelines instead of being one of the 41% apparently ban Facebook and other such applications via firewall rules. Jack Vinson (in Web2.0

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The eLearning applications of this technology are very much in their infancy; we expect them to be pioneered by firms like Google, IBM (which markets its Watson technology in connection with various LMS platforms it has acquired over the years), Microsoft (which just invested in the lifelong learning space with its purchase of LinkedIn/Lynda), and even Amazon. ” OK, granted.

A Brief Historical Look at Corporate Training


This was the decade of the Commodore 64, the Macintosh, the IBM 5150, and the often forgotten, or even unheard of, Amiga 500. Governments and large enterprises, with multiple internal systems, could not share courses or the resulting usage data they produced. As a result, on-premise, client/server based, learning management systems became commonplace in the enterprise. Not so.

Learning Leaders, Get Used to Disruption

CLO Magazine

Companies like GE and IBM now foster and reward people for authoring high-fidelity videos, and they want to put all this content online in a place that’s easy to find, rate, recommend and comment on. Over the past several years, we have seen a continuous disruption in the corporate learning market, and it threatens some of the more traditional tech tools like the learning management system.

Social Media Adoption in the Enterprise

Take an e-Learning Break

Attended session by Josh Scribner, Social Software Advocate at IBM, who champions the adoption of Web 2.0, new media, and emerging multimedia technologies within IBM. Josh architects IBM virtual worlds, teaches around the company and advises on technology adoption. Check out Josh’s presentation on Identity Management for IBMers on Facebook : [link] The cool graphic on the title slide was created using " Wordle ", a tool for generating graphic word clouds - [link


"IBM invests in business partners' training" (CNET News)

Mark Oehlert

IBM, which expects to unveil better-than-expected quarterly figures, has announced it will spend some of its cash on incentives to encourage some of its largest partners to invest more in training and other areas. On Wednesday, the company introduced a scheme to help its business partners who are cooperating on its New Enterprise Data Center strategy. The scheme involves incentives for IBM partners to improve their knowledge in three specific areas: virtualization and consolidation; energy efficiency; and business resiliency.". Training as a competitive advantage.

Wrapping up the year


During the last year we experienced exponential growth with TalentLMS , we re-positioned our enterprise offering eFront and we released a new mobile app. eFront got integrated with Connections as well, the business social network platform from IBM. We are demonstrating this integration on IBM Connect conference from January 31 to Feb 3. The products. The people. The content.

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Managing Diversity through Community Management

ID Reflections

As an enterprise community manager and a proponent of collaboration, knowledge sharing and dialogue as a means and tool for learning, I found that this model provide substantial insight into the communication style and preferences of individuals. Where does an enterprise community manager come in? And I don't like it at all. But I am slowly getting back on track.

Train your team online: Boost workplace productivity with group learning strategies


Enterprise employees work in small teams, that form larger departments, that are comprised of one or more branches, and so on. It’s also something that schools and universities, mostly focused on individual progress, fail to properly prepare their students for, which is a common complaint among enterprise employers. eFrontPro for IBM Connections. Effective Team Learning.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The eLearning applications of this technology are very much in their infancy; we expect them to be pioneered by firms like Google, IBM (which markets its Watson technology in connection with various LMS platforms it has acquired over the years), Microsoft (which just invested in the lifelong learning space with its purchase of LinkedIn/Lynda), and even Amazon. ” OK, granted.

Meet the Team Part 3: Simon Birt, VP of Global Business Development


My name is Simon Birt, and my background is in technology and business development, and more specifically the application of these into the enterprise space (large and medium-sized businesses). eFrontPro is a unique platform because it addresses formal and informal learning needs in an Enterprise Deployment Model (Private Cloud). Could you please introduce yourself for our readers?

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How To Dethrone Google, and Who Will Likely Do It (Hint: Not Facebook)

Coffee and Design

And to boot, IBM knows it. If IBM were to start thinking about the consumer market with regards to Watson’s technology, it could be industry-shifting. Hopefully they’re not just focusing on the enterprise market. Really enjoyed your post @derekbrown. As Google already is, they must fight to maintain the value that they have built for their market. Hear me out.

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The 18 Most Interesting Articles and Interviews in 2015

WalkMe Training Station

Many managers today already know the magnitude of employee training to their enterprise success, but still many fail to implement this knowledge in their workplace agenda and routine. High potential employees can be a game changer for the enterprise, and when you recognize high potential employee you must take necessary steps to develop them. Using the Cloud Requires Mindset Shift.

To BYOD or not to BYOD at work? That is the question


If at first there were big enterprises like SAP, IBM, or Cisco , and mid-sized companies that adopted BYOD, soon more and more companies — of all shapes and sizes —followed through and allowed employees to bring their own devices at work. Learning at work happens all the time in this knowledge-based economy, and it’s not always between office walls. Why is that? Go BYOD!

Through the Workscape Looking Glass

Jay Cross

It goes by many names, from Enterprise 2.0 IBM invested in keeping former IBMers abreast of what was going on back at Big Blue. An on-going flow of leads from true-believers and those who contract with IBM. The Workscape should address the needs of learners throughout the extended enterprise. Enterprise social network. It’s the biggest frame of the big picture.