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. If your organization has a strict (and I mean really strict) policy of not using hosted services for LMS (or other business applications), then you don’t have an option but to opt for a behind-the-firewall implementation.

Has the SMCR created a new ‘accountability firewall’? [talking point]


Senior figures have continued to shelter behind an accountability firewall” 1. This brings with it, however, as an unintended consequence, the potential for this paperwork to be used to erect a protective wall around Senior Managers – in effect creating a new form of the very “accountability firewall” that the SMCR sought to remove. The post Has the SMCR created a new ‘accountability firewall’?


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Is a cloud LMS necessary for small businesses?

Creativ Technologies

These are the following reasons: Small businesses also require a cloud LMS. It’s a big misconception that small and medium businesses don’t require a cloud-based LMS because they don’t have the budget for it. The post Is a cloud LMS necessary for small businesses?

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.

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


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. The data is now analyzed in real time to create insights into business and performance.

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9 WordPress Security Plugins to Protect Your Course


As an online course creator, protecting your website from online threats should be a priority for your business. While most hacks won’t destroy your business, they can disrupt the delivery of your course and damage your credibility. All In One WP Security & Firewall.

Business Trends in the UK that Will Shape this Decade


Coronavirus pandemic has changed a lot of things in how businesses used to operate and how the situation will be in a post-Covid world. Online businesses will continue to thrive in line with the economy of the UK, but it is the offline businesses who might have to take the hit from now on.

8 Cybersecurity best practices to keep your small business safe online


Running a business nowadays is as challenging as ever. In fact, cybersecurity attacks and breaches are more common in small businesses than in large corporations and bring more serious damage. 8 Cybersecurity best practices to keep your small business safe online.

How Can Businesses Ensure Cloud Platform Security?

Hurix Digital

Over the last decade, organizations around the globe have increasingly embraced cloud applications in order to innovate, transform their business, manage costs and handle their increased workload. How to ensure cloud platform security for your business?

Key Benefits of Managed IT Services for Business


Managed IT services can support the business by supporting their entire technology environment, including infrastructure, platforms, software, network, and more. Managed IT services can keep business information confidential. Cyber threats can harm your internal system of the business.

How Cisco Ties Continuous Learning to Business Objectives


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. The post How Cisco Ties Continuous Learning to Business Objectives appeared first on Degreed Blog.

How to Find The Best Cloud Solutions Provider for Your Business

Hurix Digital

Most businesses today are gradually moving to the cloud to reduce costs, streamline workflows and eliminate the need for in-house IT hardware and personnel. One of the biggest perks for enterprises shifting to the cloud is that they can focus on their core business functions while their cloud solutions provider takes care of all cloud maintenance activities such as tackling IT concerns, support, backup and security. Loss of revenue due to disruption in business activities.

How to Be CyberSmart in a COVID-19 World


Cybercriminals have, indeed, been busy since the start of COVID, diligently working to cause mayhem while the business world adjusts to the pandemic. Firewalls, networks, collaboration tools, and servers should all be configured to accept – and track – remote access.

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. Consultants Howard Smith and Peter Fingar shot back a month later with a paperback retort entitled IT Doesn’t Matter – Business Processes Do. BPM promises to obliterate the “Business-IT Divide.

Worried About Course Security? Start With Your Website.


However, many of those concerned about a content stealing are actually behind the ball when it comes to the security of their own websites, and this poses a much more significant risk both to their learners, and to their business. Provides malware scanning and firewall protection.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

If you follow my writing — even casually — you know how excited I am about the direction of LMS innovation and its ability to help organizations create business value. We founded this blog to research the industry and provide fiercely independent reporting and analysis of learning for measurable business impact. One of those opportunities was with SpongeUK , where I explained how LMS innovation is helping businesses create new revenue streams.

How to Protect Your Organization from Cybersecurity Attacks During COVID-19


These types of attacks can often come from competitors just to get the system offline and prevent normal business functioning. Firewalls and filtering are useful in preventing DDoS attacks.

HIPAA Training and Data Breaches: Are You Protected?


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. If this can be a standard business practice for Second Life (living behind corporate firewalls) it is a removal of a huge obstacle for entry into 3D worlds for many industries like Pharmaceutical and Financial.

The Weakest Link in Cyber Security


Of course, we have firewalls and security software but as it has been already pointed out, the most vulnerable point in this situation is your workforce and they have to be taught how to tackle the attacks on your company’s cyber presence. … are your employees. There. We said it.

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. We looked at a series of things focusing on the right way to go about open source LMS , in case you are switching to a new LMS system , the critical consideration on how to decide between hosted and behind-the-firewall option , and even a few tips on what not to do while selecting an LMS.

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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?

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. Join us for the new season of Train for Success with a panel of virtual worlds thought leaders: • Karl Kapp, Professor at Bloomsburg University, consultant & author of “The Gamification of.

Using an LXP to Fix Learning Gaps in Customer and Channel Partner Education

Origin Fractal LXP

IT restrictions and firewall & security issues ensure that external individuals are not granted access to the official organizational LMS. Firewall restrictions and corporate IT policies dictated that these vendors could not access the corporate LMS.

Mitigating the Risks of BYOD in corporate learning


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. Passwords, Firewalls and Encryption: The platform of corporate learning is the enterprise Learning Management System for most organizations. 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. Perhaps they lacked the required understanding of business processes, the systems used to enable these and the ‘culture’ that each company develops over time. Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view.

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. I always like to describe them as Facebook behind your firewall. Roy Saunderson.

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. If an organization can start off for as little as free and prove a business case, asking for more money is a cinch. As little as five years ago, it was common for an average LMS implementation to exceed $100,000.

Leadership Webinar Wisdom: Six Critical Elements for Engagement and Learning

Infopro Learning

and tailor the course to the participants’ role, level of experience or business function. There’s no getting around it… webinars involve technology and technology (the Internet, your computer, your webinar administrator’s computer, the webinar platform system you are using, your firewall, even your power) can have its good days and its bad days. Involving the Learner.

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?

Cyber Security Sales Training: The Future of the Industry


Cybersecurity is a hot topic, especially among business owners. How can I protect my business from the most common hacks? A video presentation can show how networks communicate, how IP packets are filtered, and how different types of firewalls work.

5 Tips for Accelerating Channel Partner Training Success


Field sales teams are on pause right now, and the business world is expecting permanent change to the way we sell and train software. Technology can support an organization with business continuity, even without the ability for physical travel. This also has larger business benefits.

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Get Microsoft LMS integration to improve and enhance your eLearning experience


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. Hierarchy: If your business has a complicated hierarchy structure, then this can be shared with and replicated in the LMS.

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 reportingDigital learning is revolutionizing the corporate learning environment by making a vast amount of content available to learners.

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. While we as a customer-centric longtail company are still on the runway, we need to each firewall enough time to allow out-of-the-box thinking and strategize the low-hanging fruit in the marketplace.

Looking for an LMS? Here’s how to tell if it’s good, better, or best.


L&D opportunities shouldn’t be limited to when employees are at a desk, behind a firewall, or logged into an e-learning platform. A strategic business driver. They say life’s a journey. The same is true for learning.

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. We need to stop trying to solve business process failures with eLearning modules and we need to start preparing learners to take charge of their own learning. Many companies are using tools like Yammer to bring the social networking experience inside the company firewall.