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.

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

Eukleia

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

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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.

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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.

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Business Trends in the UK that Will Shape this Decade

Learnloft

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.

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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. Applications that automate various business functions such as HR management, sales processes, file sharing, and collaboration are growing fast, enabling companies to meet their needs in a shorter time frame. How to ensure cloud platform security for your business?

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Key Benefits of Managed IT Services for Business

Learnloft

Managed IT services can support the business by supporting their entire technology environment, including infrastructure, platforms, software, network, and more. A business may have several performance-sensitive applications running in a public cloud, or there may be issues with meeting compliance requirements in a cloud or multi-cloud environment. Managed IT services can keep business information confidential. Cyber threats can harm your internal system of the business.

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

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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.

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How to Be CyberSmart in a COVID-19 World

Avilar

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.

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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.

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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.

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

KnowledgeCity

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. Hackers have been using the disruptions in business caused by the coronavirus to target individuals and steal personal information by posing as trustworthy individuals or organizations, such as phishing emails that appear to come from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

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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.

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The Weakest Link in Cyber Security

HCMguru

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.

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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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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.

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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?

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Cyber Security Sales Training: The Future of the Industry

Cloudshare

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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 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.

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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.

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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?

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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.

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

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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.

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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. In this article published in the “Harvard Business Review” – the authors Thomas Steenburgh and Michael Ahearne stress upon the importance of adequate training of sales staff. Firewall restrictions and corporate IT policies dictated that these vendors could not access the corporate LMS.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

Nick Leffler

I was on a new project with a business partner who it was suggested strongly to needs to send everything through legal for review. The business partner was not thrilled with this slow-down and with the rate the project moved at it would have had unrecoverable effects. The business partner chose to step around legal and the others on my project were more than willing to turn the other way.

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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. In fact the cloud is nothing else then a bunch of web servers behind a firewall, like the servers data would live on your corporate servers. Yesterday we had day 1 of LSCON2013 and here are my findings. I attended a few sessions that I will report on in this post.

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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. This includes everything from one-person operations and micro businesses up to large businesses and international corporations. Therefore, it is essential that all businesses take steps to reduce cybersecurity risks. Using E-learning for Cybersecurity Training.

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Here’s How You Can Reduce WordPress Website Maintenance Effort by 79%

The Be-all and End-all Guide to Creating a Supreme LearnDash LMS

But for businesses where the website is the primary lead source, the reactive approach could be risky. Business websites need a stable approach – a preventive or proactive approach. On 24th July 2015, we received a frantic email at 6.46 IST (18.16

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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.

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When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

One problem: the company firewall restricts access to the portal when reps are not on the company internet network. Since the sales reps are busy, they have learned NOT to upload completed proposals to the portal and instead email each-other asking past proposals when they need them. In fact, they are even MORE busy playing catch-up from all that time they were taken away from their jobs to complete training. I want to tell you a story.

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