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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

2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives Recap

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2016 EMEA Skillsoft Perspectives included exciting announcements, informative industry insights and plenty of great networking opportunities for our customers. Skillsoft events

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.

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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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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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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What’s Next for Your Learning and Talent Strategy?

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Skillsoft’s new learning & talent maturity framework outlines 5 stages of maturity across 9 indicators of success, prescribing a clear path for growth. learning & development Skillsoft events

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 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.

Meeting Demands for Change and Flexibility in eLearning: Bill Donoghue, CEO at Skillsoft by Pamela S. Hogle

Learning Solutions Magazine

One response is Skillsoft’s new content-delivery platform, focused on the learners’ experience that will include. The eLearning sector faces increasing demands for change and flexibility. Learners want to control how and when they use. eLearning. collaborative and social-learning features. Design Strategies Emerging Topics Management

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 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.

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

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

#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?

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 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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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

Why I’m Waging a War Against “Sorry”

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How Skillsoft’s Director, Consulting Services EMEA and India is waging a war against “sorry” & encouraging the women on her team to speak with confidence. leadership development

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

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.

Congrats to Florida Blue on Award-winning Learning Program!

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Skillsoft is pleased to support their learning and development initiatives. Florida Blue’s learning program was recently honored with an ATD BEST Award. learning & development learning programs

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

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 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.

The 7 Deadly Skills Your IT Team Should Possess

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Skillsoft has identified 7 critical skills for your IT team. Does your team have these skills? If not, what are you going to do about it? HINT: TRAIN THEM. IT skills training

The Most Common Client Questions about Scrap Learning

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Q&A from the first in Skillsoft’s learning measurement strategy series of webinars—how to measure—and reduce—scrap learning. elearning

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

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?