Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Upside Learning

Purchasing and implementing an LMS for your organization is a business-critical activity. Adding to this dilemma is another level of decision making – whether to go for an OnDemand / SaaS / Hosted LMS service, or for a behind-the-firewall LMS deployment.

5 Top IT-enabled business trends that are affecting Corporate Learning

G-Cube

Developments in information technology affect every nook and corner of the business world – creating leading trends that dictate business discourse and atmosphere. These IT-enabled business trends also affect learner preferences for ways to access and consume workplace learning.

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Social Bookmarking behind the Firewall

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Connectbeam is just another company convinced that the activities of this new web generation will be a productive part of how we do business. The bureaucratic businesses processes that keep many employed are no longer necessary when the productive worker has the tools to find what he/she needs for him/her self. Techcrunch introduced me to Connectbeam.

Business Social Media Benefits

Clark Quinn

For the latter, I was asked to address the question: “what businesses can learn from allowing employees to access social networking sites, and how allowing social networking can benefit businesses?&# First, there are corporate equivalents: for every Facebook and Twitter there’s a behind-the-firewall and/or industrial strength and secure solution.

How Cisco Ties Continuous Learning to Business Objectives

Degreed

The Degreed project is the result of the vision that Cisco needs a learning platform to develop and keep employees relevant to driving the business forward. Tying learning challenges to those business challenges resonated with the executive team, and the project was funded.

IT Doesn’t Matter. Business processes do

Jay Cross

Ten years ago this May a journalist named Nick Carr stirred up a ruckus with an article in Harvard Business Review claiming that IT Doesn’t Matter. Using the telephone and shipping by rail were great sources of competitive advantage – until every business could afford them.

HIPAA Training and Data Breaches: Are You Protected?

KnowledgeCity

Keep antivirus software updated, use firewalls and unique passwords, and monitor your systems constantly. Business Computers Job Skills Learning and Development business compliance training data breaches HIPAA complianceIn November 2018, 3,230,063 health care records were exposed, stolen or disclosed without permission, according to the HIPAA Journal.

Big IBM/Second Life Announcement this Week!

Kapp Notes

He let everyone know on his blog posting The i-web Singularity Redux that at Virtual Worlds III this week the announcement was made that Second Life has worked out a deal with IBM to move Second Life behind the IBM corporate firewall. Thanks to Tony O'Driscoll at Learning Matters!

Recognition Separate from Rewards

CLO Magazine

Each year, WorldatWork [a global association for HR management professionals and business leaders] does a story on trends in employee recognition. Of those that have one, 95 percent of them have that recognition strategy aligned with their business strategy. Roy Saunderson.

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

In the past I have written a few posts mainly focused on making the process of selecting the right LMS for your business need – be it internal training management or selling training as a business.

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Speaking today (noon ET) at Train-For-Success

Kapp Notes

Maria Korolov, editor of Hypergrid Business, president of Trombly International. Join this conversation about the emerging platforms and applications of virtual worlds in learning and business. It does not work through most corporate firewalls.

Time to Rethink Measurement for Digital Learning

CLO Magazine

Some of this content can be accessed through internal learning management systems but the fastest growth is likely to come from content available outside the organization’s firewalls and systems. Homepage Commentary & Opinion The Business of Learning digital learning measurement reportin

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Hosting and Support Since the core business of a training company is offering training, what they need from the LMS vendor is a complete package on hosting and support. For this reason, the LMS should remain the key technology enabler making it easier to remain focused on their core business. Related posts: Top 5 reasons for implementing LMS: LC Survey Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive Market Expansion

Talented Learning

Firewalls, server sizing, bandwidth, database preference, historical data migrations, customizations and integrations were complex and problematic. If buyers are not happy they can fairly easily and inexpensively take their LMS business elsewhere.

Mitigating the Risks of BYOD in corporate learning

G-Cube

It is clear that businesses that do not embrace BYOD as a policy run the risk of low productivity, employee dissatisfaction as well as low competitive standing. In addition to authorized Passwords, Firewalls can be installed to allow only authorized devices to access the enterprise LMS.

Social Networking – A Contrarian View

Upside Learning

Sure, lots of companies want to replicate ‘Facebook’ behind the firewall; safe from prying eyes, but open enough for employees to freely express themselves. Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view.

Get Microsoft LMS integration to improve and enhance your eLearning experience

Paradiso

OneDrive for Business. The users get one-click access to the LMS in the cloud from behind the firewall. This saves on the time and money to manage and distribute training, as well as other aspects of your daily business.

7 Mobile Learning Facts L&D Managers Should Know

Obsidian Learning

Some of the older smartphones may not be able to smoothly process high data loads, and some deliverables may have to be accessed through the company’s firewall, which could cause problems for devices outside the organization. Photo by NordWood Themes on Unsplash.

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I can’t get in, they can’t get out

Spark Your Interest

One thing that I’ve noticed over the past few months is the challenge that an organization firewall presents for someone like me. Maybe buying the “pro&# version of a product is the cost of doing business? I’m not an employee, or a long term contractor, just a short term consultant, so my clients can’t always invite me to collaborate using their internal tool. Nor are they allowed to install any kind of plug-in to use an alternate tool, like Skype.

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Using E-learning for Cybersecurity Training

Capytech

The digitisation of businesses in all sectors and industries has changed the way we all work. The fact is, every business is at risk of becoming a victim of a cyber-attack. Therefore, it is essential that all businesses take steps to reduce cybersecurity risks.

Security for WordPress Websites with Kathy Zant from Wordfence Security Plugin

LifterLMS

Some statistics show that over 50% of small businesses that get hacked have serious effects on their business due to the downtime or damage to the company’s reputation. For many online course creators their website is their business. It can affect your business overall.

Learning Management: What does a Training Company need an LMS for?

Upside Learning

Hosting and Support Since the core business of a training company is offering training, what they need from the LMS vendor is a complete package on hosting and support. For this reason, the LMS should remain the key technology enabler making it easier to remain focused on their core business. Related posts: Top 5 reasons for implementing LMS: LC Survey Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide?

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Working through corporate firewalls. Few corporate firewalls have the requisite TCP and UDP ports open that are needed for virtual world users to access a server cluster outside their firewall, or vice versa, for external attendees trying to access a server behind the firewall.

Learning Solutions Conference Day 1, my recap

Challenge to Learn

Interesting for me was to hear eLearning specialist talk about the need to over a part of their training effort to performance support, in order to connect to the business and the business goals more. Yesterday we had day 1 of LSCON2013 and here are my findings.

3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing

Kapp Notes

ProtoSphere’s virtual environment provides an arsenal of business-focused collaboration and communication tools that give innovative companies an edge. The platform is great for easy firewall access.

Outdated Training – from Problem to Asset

Obsidian Learning

Their employees aren’t learning what they need to, either because the training content isn’t current or because the delivery method no longer fits business needs or employee expectations. Our SMEs are so busy , we have to make the most of their time. Instead, our employees are Googling quick answers outside our firewall. We get calls every week from customers looking for help with their outdated training.

The Importance of People in Risk Management

Unicorn Training

However, firewalls, encryption and anti-viruses will only get you so far. Staff should be given the skills, awareness, knowledge and confidence to make the right decisions in the face of growing cyber threats to better protect the business.” The need to build a human firewall around your business has never been greater, and as cyber criminals become ever more sophisticated and data remains vulnerable, the only guarantee is that the human firewall will need to keep getting higher.

The 5 Types Of Cyber Attacks To Protect Against In 2018

Your Training Edge

If they refuse to pay, they may lose business-critical files, which can also cost them enormous sums of money. 76% of businesses reported being the victims of a phishing attack. Phishing rates are increasing across all industries, meaning no business is immune.

What Do You Mean?

The Performance Improvement Blog

Dan Pallotta, president of Advertising for Humanity and HBR blogger, in a post titled “I Don't Understand What Anyone Is Saying Anymore”, writes about business jargon and how it affects communication in organizations.

70:20:10 and user generated learning: no way!

Challenge to Learn

SMEs and especially your top experts on certain topics will be busy. I’m afraid nothing in this world is a 100% secure but I truly do believe that our SaaS solution is more secure than most ‘behind the firewall’ solutions.

Still More Alternatives to Second Life: More 3D Worlds to Explore

Kapp Notes

EON Coliseum is an online multiuser solution that enables individuals and businesses to present and share their ideas, communicate complex concepts and collaborate in 3D. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim.

Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

Profit margins are razor thin and the business landscape is more competitive than ever. As businesses, we must adapt or contract. Many companies are using tools like Yammer to bring the social networking experience inside the company firewall.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs.

3 Steps to Maximize Volunteer Engagement

Litmos

Run Your Nonprofit Like a Business – Educate for Success! Using a secure firewall? A nonprofit would be just an idea without the volunteers that power the steam in your organization.

What does an mLearning participant look like?

Integrated Learnings

It is really fun to watch all the latest smartphones, tablets and other devices try to out-do each other with new technologies to provide convenience to consumers and businesses alike. There are always technology challenges with this when trying to use a Virtual Private Network (VPN) or accessing a closed firewall from outside the office. by Dean Hawkinson.

The Smart Worker : recognises she learns to do her job as she does her job

Jane Hart

the use of personal tools and devices in the enterprise): “Today already 47% of business technology users at North American and European companies report using one or more website(s) to do parts of their jobs that are not sanctioned by their IT department.

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Key benefits for managers when using a Learning Experience Platform

Learnbrite

Here are some ways that Experiential learning can be used in your business to enhance communication and make management tasks easier and more efficient: Voice Conferencing with WebRTC – WebRTC-powered voice conferencing.