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Skillsoft buying SumTotal – My Take

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Like many of you, I was surprised to find out that Skillsoft is in the process of acquiring SumTotal. The reason for the acquisition at least from a press release and information on the purchase (and available for viewing on the Skillsoft site), screams of HCM (Human Capital Management). Here according to the documentation listed on the Skillsoft web site, is what they see as the real value of the SumTotal acquisition (text listed is actual wording on their document): Skillsoft and SumTotal provide highly complementary HR solutions. They are not. B2B training?

2016 Global Skillsoft Perspectives in Review

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Skillsoft Perspectives 2016 included inspirational keynotes, exciting product announcements and insightful lessons from our customers. Skillsoft events

Skillsoft Honors 2015 Inspire Award Winners

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Skillsoft and SumTotal customers awarded for excellence in learning and talent management at 2015 EMEA Perspectives in London. Skillsoft events

Skillsoft Business Skills Courses: Microlearning Showreel

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This following video features examples of Skillsoft's video library of business courses, with micro-sized learning topics at the core. learning & development

4 Ways to Close the Learning-Doing Gap for Front-Line Managers [GUIDE]

Key vendors include SkillSoft, Lynda.com, and Harvard Business School Publishing. FOUR WAYS TO CLOSE THE. LEARNING-DOING GAP FOR. FRONT-LINE MANAGERS 4FOREWORD We’re in business to help organizations. achieve their goals by making sure their. employees have the knowledge and skills. they need to succeed. Our experience. and research led us to identify that one. managers. We were puzzled.

Skillsoft’s Desktop Videos: Save Time and Learn Something New

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Think of Skillsoft’s IT and Desktop videos as your family doctor for common computer ailments. elearning

2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives: Empower, Accelerate, Transform

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By Tony Glass The countdown to the 2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives event has begun! This year is no exception. We’ve lined up an agenda that’s packed with topical updates and guidance, all designed to increase your personal and professional knowledge. The 16th Perspectives event will take place on 16th June 2016 at The Grange, Tower. general

Join Us for the 2015 Skillsoft Perspectives Virtual Highlights Event

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During the month of November, Skillsoft will bring this year’s highlights to you in a virtual environment at no cost. Skillsoft events

CEB Features Skillsoft Resources in New Book "The Challenger Customer"

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Skillsoft's free ebook, featured in CEB's new book, is described as a best practice example of how to equip stakeholders with the information they need to make a move to technology-enabled learning. elearning

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The Power of Mobile: Skillsoft's New Sales Program Walks the Walk

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Skillsoft models mobile learning best practices—read about our sales pilot program that delivers learning content and company updates via iPad. industry trends mobile learning solutions

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Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

This week another little bomb dropped in the corporate training market: Skillsoft , the industry giant in packaged e-learning and training content, acquired Mindleaders , one of the company's major competitors. Skillsoft's goal is to continue to build deeper and wider content offerings so they can be a big "one-stop-shopping" solution for the corporate learning manager.

Skillsoft Previews Winter 2016 Talent Expansion®

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The new product makes it easier than ever for organizations to overcome challenges with engagement, retention, and agility. LMS systems

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Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the largest training content company (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest and most pioneering learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). Skillsoft and SumTotal are both pioneers in their respective markets and each grew through a series of acquisitions. Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. Skillsoft's acquisition of SumTotal gives the company both. Technology team for Skillsoft. But Skillsoft has to execute. "). Synergies. Competition.

Upcoming webinar: Five Tips to Rescue your Workforce from the Digital Skills Gap

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Join the Skillsoft webinar on the Nov. 4 to learn five tips to rescue your workforce from the digital skills gap. Skillsoft events

Sure, HR Tech… But What about InfluenceHR?

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But the definite highlight of the conference for me was when Skillsoft was honored with the InfluenceHR Brand Power Award for Enterprise Learning. Skillsoft events

Skillsoft Acquires Element K for $110 Million

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

The acquisition adds to SkillSoft's existing offerings in learning content and learning platform technology through the addition of Element K's complementary offerings in e-learning content, virtual labs, ILT print materials and custom development services." skillsoft Training enterprise corporate eLearningThe business of eLearning in corporate training continues to shift.

Skillsoft Previews Latest Talent Expansion® Release at HR Technology Conference

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Skillsoft executives and product experts have gathered to discuss the latest HR trends and challenges with customers and industry influencers. Skillsoft events

#skillsoftp11 SkillSoft Mobile Strategy

In the Middle of the Curve

Presentation: What Comes Next: Mobile Presenter: Pam Boiros, Tim Hildreth, SkillSoft Mobile Challenges - Multiple platforms – - Speed of technology change / no standardization - Speed – lack of bandwidth - Security - variable - Economics – can assume access to PC. Future thoughts - SkillSoft content – not viable until tablets hit the market. Can’t assume access to mobile device. Moving away from apps. Can find and put in MyPlan for later] 3rd party LMSs – still tricky space. Mobile accessibility dependent upon which one you are using. Phones too small for courses. In organization?

Author, speaker and marketing strategist Dorie Clark shares wisdom with her inspired audience at Boston event

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Last week I had the opportunity to be in the studio audience for a Skillsoft-sponsored event featuring Dorie Clark. Skillsoft events

#skillsoft Perspectives 2013 - other stuff

In the Middle of the Curve

Found myself half-hoping that SkillSoft would partner with these guys to improve the ILT registration experience. -- I plan for my evening to be chill. The other sessions I attended focused on talent development. To be clear - my job centers around IT training. I am not directly responsible for developing talent. Some cool ideas though. - The University of Alberta created an interesting Pathways program leveraging various resources and focused on the 7 competencies they defined for being a successful employee at their organization. liked their first go at an interactive map.

Skillsoft Acquisition of SumTotal: Corporate Training Market Disruption?

Learning on the Leading Edge

One of the largest training content companies (Skillsoft) just finalized the acquisition of one of the largest learning platform companies (SumTotal Systems). Skillsoft and SumTotal are both pioneers in their respective markets and each grew through a series of acquisitions. Skillsoft acquired Smartforce, NetG, ElementK, Mindleaders, Books24x7 and other smaller content providers. Skillsoft's acquisition of SumTotal gives the company both. Technology team for Skillsoft. Skillsoft was always one of the leading sales organizations in this market.

Live Q&A Webinar: How to Gain Manager Support for Your Learning Program

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Skillsoft eventsImplementing a new learning program isn’t easy. Engagement, alignment, adoption and value are just a few of the major factors to consider when developing the strategy behind your program.

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Vendor Spotlight: Skillsoft © provides a multitude of elearning and training solutions

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Skillsoft has been in the elearning industry for over 15 years, and has been among the innovative leaders in that particular arena – about as long as the industry itself has been in existence. So, what solutions does Skillsoft offer to help you meet your training goals? Skillsoft Leadership Advantage - SLA is a leadership skills training and development solution designed to accelerate the learning curve, and make the process more engaging. Skillsoft offers cost-effective and consistent training solutions to keep staff current and competitive, within a specific budget.

Skillsoft Announces Agreement to Acquire SumTotal Systems by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in technology-delivered learning solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Skillsoft Corporation, has entered into a definitive agreement for the acquisition of SumTotal Systems from. affiliates of Vista Equity Partners, a US-based private equity firm. Terms of the transaction were not. disclosed. Design & Development Tools Management Training Strategies

Breaking News: Skillsoft Completes Acquisition of SumTotal Systems by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

Skillsoft Limited, a pioneer in technology-delivered learning solutions, announced today that its subsidiary, Skillsoft Corporation, has completed its acquisition of SumTotal Systems from Vista Equity Partners, a US-based private equity firm. Design & Development Tools Learning Systems Management Training Strategies

Spotlight Titles for National Preparedness Month

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IGI Global and Skillsoft Books24x7 would like to draw attention to a few premier reference sources in their vast collection of research. Skillsoft Books24x7

Are Your Team Members Learning Content Curators?

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Skillsoft Global Leader Forum to shares their thoughts and tips on content curation. elearning content

Expert Insights on Building a Learning Culture

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Skillsoft surveyed members of the company’s Global Leader Forum to get their insight on building a strong learning culture. Learn their secrets. elearning

SkillSoft To Be Acquired By Private Firm by Anne Derryberry

Learning Solutions Magazine

Skillsoft PLC, one of the largest e-Learning companies in the world, announced today that it has agreed to be acquired by SSI, a private firm formed for this purpose. Shareholders Foundation has raised concerns about the agreement.

SkillSoft Announces Release of SkillPort 8 by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

needs and requests, SkillSoft embarked on a journey to create the next generation learning platform. Leveraging a decade of SaaS experience with platform architecture expertise, and incorporating customer. result is SkillPort 8 – a platform that is highly configurable, offers improved access to relevant content, and results in a better user experience.

Gaining managers support for learning and development

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In a recent webinar, I spoke with Skillsoft customers who shared how they have successfully gained leader/manager buy-in and support for Skillsoft learning resources. learning & development

Praxair: Enhancing the Skills of Women Leaders with the Welch Way

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In a recent webinar, talent development professionals from Praxair shared how the company is developing women leaders using Skillsoft’s Welch Way. learning learning & development

Must-Haves for Engendering a Learning Culture

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Get proven tactics from Skillsoft customers. Learn the six factors your organization must have to successfully build an eLearning culture. elearning learning

Developing Women Leaders in the Workplace – A Case for Gender Diversity and Business Success

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A recent Skillsoft survey on women in leadership showed that two out of three people think that work-life balance is the biggest challenge for women in the workforce. leadership development

#skillsoft Perspectives 2013 Day 1 Keynotes

In the Middle of the Curve

Thus far - SkillSoft has been pretty good about listening to their customers (more so than any other vendor I have worked with) and keeping their pulse on the greater learning environment. One of the values of a vendor conference (to me at least) is that it allows me to see where my vendor is going. What is their roadmap? Is it worth following? John Ambrose gave one of his better presentations this year. We''ve talked in the eLearning space about the importance of learner engagement and creating learner-centric instruction for a very long time. Connecting is a human act. should too

#skillsoft Perspectives 2013 - Higher Ed Track

In the Middle of the Curve

One of the SkillSoft reps commented that they didn''t hear that as much from the corporate clients. This year I decided to hang out in the higher ed track. See what other institutions using SkillPort are doing. - 2 of the 3 higher ed presentations I saw used either another LMS or a portal to access and curate SkillPort content. The 3rd that went to SkillPort directly had a very targeted audience (IT folks). - The big theme at ALL of these sessions was curation and curriculum. General finding - the free-for-all model just didn''t work when it came to driving adoption.

70:20:10: from Courses to Campaigns

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Join Skillsoft for a complimentary webinar on Oct. 14 about how to fuel a progressive, creative and productive learning culture, elearning

Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

Skillsoft , the industry giant in packaged e-learning and training content, acquired Mindleaders , one of the company's leading competitors. This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years.

Skillsoft acquires Mindleaders: E-Learning Market Undergoing Major Change

Learning on the Leading Edge

Skillsoft , the industry giant in packaged e-learning and training content, acquired Mindleaders , one of the company's leading competitors. This acquisition comes after Skillsoft's acquisition of ElementK and 50 Lessons in 2011, and a string of other acquisitions including the acquisition of Books24x7, NetG, and other smaller content providers during the years.

Skillsoft Goes Private

Kapp Notes

SkillSoft (Nasdaq: SKIL) a provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses with a huge catalog of "off-the-shelf" courses in a variety of subjects from IT to business skills announced today that it will no longer be publicly held. In an announcement today, Skillsoft stated that a group of independent investors (investment firms) including Berkshire Partners LLC , Advent International Corporation and Bain Capital Partners, LLC will take Skillsoft private. billion. The problem?

SkillSoft's inGenius: About adding meaningful context.

ID Reflections

SkillSoft recently (about 3 weeks back) announced the launch of inGenius. This social learning layer will integrate with SkillSoft's Book 24X7, a vast repository of technical and IT-related literature that many organizations use as off-the-shelf content to enable their employees. eLearning Technology , while applauding the effort SkillSoft is making to integrate Social Learning, does criticize the fact that they are tying this to SkillSoft and to books as learning resources. Source: SkillSoft Raises the Bar for e-Learning with its inGenius Social Learning Layer ).

Captivate and Skillsoft

In the Middle of the Curve

Publishing a tutorial to an LMS has 2 parts: - Creating and publishing the tutorial - Importing the tutorial to the LMS I need help with the settings for the Captivate tutorial. I am going to work with Skillsoft for how I should set up the course within the LMS. Quiz Reporting - Does Skillsoft prefer the score reported as a raw score or as a percent? Does it matter?

#skillsoft Marketing Strategies Part 2

In the Middle of the Curve

Define the culture - Develop a Brand - Integrate SkillSoft [this justifies this portion of the presentation] - Transfer the Knowledge Define the culture - what is important to your audience? - If you don't define the culture 1st, you are just handing them off-the-shelf training Develop a Brand - Market your training department! Travis Marker - Chesapeake Energy We need to pay closer attention to our culture - Learn from your audience The need for a roadmap. Don't tell them when to end. Have them come to YOU. Integrated with SkillPort. Sorry all - this presentation left me cold.

[WEBINAR] Predictive Analytics—STAT!

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#skillsoft Marketing Strategies Part 3

In the Middle of the Curve

People only have so much mind space - Gotta hit at the right time Problem with launch-only marketing - Content gets old fast - Lose audience - Message lost Keep constant flow with different media - cross-sell marketing and repackaging content - Target messages SkillSoft Learning Growth Model - Marketing must progress through growth model as well. Chrissie Gale - Deloitte I didn't know we had access to this!!! This team branded the training department. Shame they had to get their local IT folks to create a linking interface to get the direct links in SkillPort 7.1 to work.

SumTotal, Skillsoft Expand Partnership, Launch Context-Aware Talent Solution by News Editor

Learning Solutions Magazine

New offering helps organizations rationalize big HR data by extending SumTotal’s elixHR platform to enable. the pervasive, dynamic delivery of best-action learning and talent development content within SumTotal’s. talent expansion solutions. Design & Development Tools Emerging Topics Learning Systems Measurement Training Strategies

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