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

Upside Learning

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. Be aware and sure of these costs before going in for behind–the-firewall deployment.

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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Firewalls and Security in Software as a Service

Tony Karrer

Tools - A Summary - was general consensus around: Software as a Service is Great for Learning Professionals inside Corporations Firewall restrictions still pose a problem for SOME services Security is a concern, but generally should not stop use The reason that Software as a Service is so attractive is that it is often hard to get Corporate IT to spend time on getting even simple software packages set-up and even harder to get them to agree to support these packages.

7-Steps to Creating an Effective E-learning Program Part 3: Online Learning Systems

Your Training Edge

On the design side, would you like to see a built-in content development engine, where content developers can essentially “dump” information into the LMS and create effective courses? Do you want users to be able to access the system from the Internet, that is, from anywhere, or just within the confines of the organization’s firewall? Your existing content has been converted and your new content is ready to be delivered. Now what?

19 Tips for Effective Online Conferences

Tony Karrer

I was recently asked me about my recommendations for conducting effective online conferences (virtual conference). It has issues with firewalls. Most presenters are not used to designing for online, so it’s important to help them plan their sessions to be effective. Some of the best sessions have very effective means of capturing the wisdom of the attendees. And I’m not a big fan of using multiple back channel tools that effectively split the discussion.

Four Principles for Effective Training Systems

Interactive Services

In other words, this was a failure of effective training. Effective training programs are becoming more important to business operations. First let’s look at four traits of an effective training program. Companies must now train more people, on more cybersecurity risks and regulations, and train them more effectively — because a cybersecurity lapse can lead to regulatory and reputational disaster.

How to Design Cybersecurity Training for Employees: 4 Best Practices

Absorb LMS

Creating an effective cybersecurity training program is required for regulatory compliance. Humans are less predictable than the technology your organization uses to prevent cybercrime, like firewalls. The most effective cybersecurity L&D initiatives go beyond annual compliance training requirements. Effective L&D facilitates year-round employee engagement with best practices.

Eight Tips for LMS Implementation

Upside Learning

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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Leadership Webinar Wisdom: Six Critical Elements for Engagement and Learning

InfoPro Learning

No doubt you’ve heard the basics of building effective webinars: use colorful graphics and animation, keep bullet point lists to a minimum and include lots of interactivity. 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.

Piecing together collaboration and cooperation

Clark Quinn

In this depiction,we see behaviors of effective collaboration within work groups, such as coaching each other, using good practices for brainstorming, the elements of a learning organization, being willing to admit to problems, and being willing to lose if you don’t lose the lesson. Note that the firewall tends to cross the middle of the diagram, and by blocking access you’re effectively cutting off a portion of the corporate brain!

Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 2

Tom Spiglanin

They’re looking to decommission their behind-the-firewall server farms, applications, services, and platforms by migrating to more cost-effective cloud-based infrastructures that are also “elastic,” able to be expanded and contracted as needed. In traditional information technology (IT) infrastructure, the firewall connects the workplace to the Internet while protecting workplace IT assets and the proprietary information they contain.

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A Tale of Two Seminars: FUN Compliance Training and Virtually Real Conversations

ThinkingKap Solutions

If the company sees no educational merit in employees learning the information, then checking the box can be the most cost effective way to go about things. Firewall Compliance Training.

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. Given the way social networking tools are at this time, connecting people is the easy part – the systems facilitate the connections easily and effectively. Today, I’m going to adopt a contrarian view.

Which webinar tool do I use? Part 1

Superb Learning

Note: In this article I am talking about webinars or VILT as a training tool, to provide an effective learning experience. VILT allows people to stay in their location and travel, accommodation and venue hire costs are effectively eliminated. If delivering within an organisation or to an organisation you should consider if there are any potential technical issues, such as firewalls that block incoming video streams. Which webinar platform do I use?


How Does Cloud-based Virtual Training Fit into Your Digital Transformation?


ZDNet notes digital transformation is about “using digital technologies to remake a process to become more efficient or effective.” This makes the process not only more cost-efficient and effective, you’ve made your company faster, more nimble and competitive.

Top 5 Cloud Management Challenges And Tips to Overcome Them

Hurix Digital

To be able to enjoy the benefits of cloud management, businesses need to be aware of all these potential roadblocks and take effective measures to overcome cloud management challenges. . Earlier, most of the enterprises used corporate firewalls to keep their sensitive data safe and secure.

Employees Avoiding Corporate Barriers

Nick Leffler

If an organization must secure themselves by putting up barriers, before erecting those barriers, other equally effective ways for employees to get their work done should be in place. If an organization demands everything be approved by legal, yet doesn’t reduce the effect it has (timelines, back and forth, etc.), The business partner was not thrilled with this slow-down and with the rate the project moved at it would have had unrecoverable effects.

Your Team for the Win?


We all like to believe that our firewalls are secure, our devices are encrypted, our staff is smart on social media, and are aware of the dangers of phishing emails , but even in a perfect world, something will slip through the cracks. Create a game plan through education and let your staff become your human firewall. Let your effective staff training be the game winning touchdown (or dunk) to win the year. It’s hard to believe that January 2017 has come to a close.

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8 Cybersecurity best practices to keep your small business safe online


Use a good firewall. A firewall ensures that none of the programs running on any of your devices/systems are infected by any virus, malware, spyware, or any other kind of malicious program. It’s essential that you invest in a good firewall program for your small business because that single investment can go a long way in protecting your data and systems from hackers. Delegation is essential to run a business effectively.

7 Challenges to Social Learning

Origin Learning

Issues like firewalls and security may be major concerns when you launch an enterprise-wide social learning project. A distributed hosting model can be an effective solution to this problem as its helps to balance the load, particularly in case of a large organization. Social Learning is a self-propagating concept, that is- once a social learning culture is achieved in an organization.

5 Best Educational Website Builders and Platforms in 2019

Your Training Edge

For teachers, Edublogs offers a series of effective class management tools for organizing virtual classrooms, distributing class notes, conducting video lectures and assigning projects to students in a specific batch. SSL certifications, encryption tools, and firewall ensure complete data protection and security. Technology has changed the face of the education system, replacing the old and obsolete teaching methods with innovative new ones.

Monotonous to Fascinating: Changing Employee Training Module


This is cloud-hosted, some of the microservices can actually iterate what we call Omprem, behind the firewall. So, they adapted in the firewall which communicates with the client systems with the clouds. What would otherwise it will take maybe like two or three months to setup up and deploy, that can effectively now be done in just 10 minutes. Training used to mean boring, but what if you play a game and get trained on a particular niche!

2 communication pitfalls (and how to avoid them)

CLO Magazine

Sadly, we have bought into the lie that we cannot be both honest and effective. . The individual consistently had the “ firewall five ,” the highest score an enlisted member could receive. Emotions can easily hinder effective conversations.

Learning Technologies 2010 – Day 2 Recap

Upside Learning

Dylan shared some key points to consider while working out a solution. - Is your provider BB Enterprise Server Ready. - Best way to activate users. - Where will the firewall be. - Hosting arrangements. - How would you manage enrollments. - Would you allow self enrollments.

5 Best Educational Website Builders and Platforms in 2019

Your Training Edge

For teachers, Edublogs offers a series of effective class management tools for organizing virtual classrooms, distributing class notes, conducting video lectures and assigning projects to students in a specific batch. SSL certifications, encryption tools, and firewall ensure complete data protection and security. Technology has changed the face of the education system, replacing the old and obsolete teaching methods with innovative new ones.

To optimize your learning, optimize your networks

Jay Cross

These networks operate behind the firewall (e.g., They can be personal or professional on either side of the firewall (for example, the company football pool or machinists who support Obama’s re-election). ” If you want your workers to be effective in the workplace, make sure they take part in healthy networks. The Internet Time Alliance has been brainstorming models of learning networks.

The Importance of People in Risk Management

Unicorn Training

However, firewalls, encryption and anti-viruses will only get you so far. Nick Wilding insists ensuring staff value what they are being asked to do comes down to effective awareness training and making it relevant.“People 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.

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


But today, all forward thinking organizations are open to harnessing the immense potential of social media platforms to increase the effectiveness of their learning solutions. There are some skeptics who question the security of data residing in the Cloud LMS, but modern systems have multi-layered firewalls and advanced network design which ensure that only authorized entries into the Cloud LMS are allowed.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

Some point to TED and Khan Academy content as exemplars of the future of workplace learning, including the ability to learn at convenient times and places or the effectiveness of “flipped” training where content is consumed outside a classroom and face-to-face sessions are used to discuss it and application within the organization. And virtually all of them envision these as forms of formal learning, taking place behind the corporate firewall.

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Ideal Features to Look for in a DRM Solution for Education Publishing


In a world that is seeing a rise in cyber threats, DRM can be an effective way to safeguard your content. It includes the use of passwords, encryption and network restrictions such as trusted systems and firewalls. The DRM solution should also be able to report analytics on its own performance, so that content publishers know if the solution is effective and meets their requirements.

My first visit to China:The keyword is control

Challenge to Learn

I knew that I would not have access to Facebook, Twitter and Google because they are blocked by the Great Chinese Firewall, but it goes much further than that. In the West we always asume that democracy is the best way to organize your country, but if you just look at the numbers you can have some doubts if it is the most effective way; the economic growth in 2014 in China was 7.3%, compared to the US (2.5)

Key benefits for managers when using a Learning Experience Platform


Chat using enterprise capable VoIP conferencing allowing the widest access through firewalls and fallbacks offering support across a myriad of browsers and devices. Virtual Reality (VR) in the context of a Learning Experience Platform (LEP) is not limited to an academic framework.

SMCR training: The definitive guide


Firms that are new to the regime must implement effective training by the 9 December deadline and all impacted firms must have training programmes to demonstrate ongoing compliance. He also described their potential for “improving standards across the industry”, and said they would emphasise the importance of effective decisions, good behaviour and a sustainable culture of responsible behaviour. Senior figures have continued to shelter behind an accountability firewall”.

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

Challenge to Learn

This had two effects: People will think twice before publishing something incorrect. SME’s do not have any didactical knowledge and therefore they cannot create effective e-Learning. We see that if SMEs follow this, they will create much less content heavy courses and deliver courses that are more effective. 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.

What came first, Covid-19, or the desire for remote working? And what comes next?


It might not be surprising that businesses have turned to cloud technologies to establish smart remote working practices, as cloud deployments can be quickly spun up, are inherently scalable and cost-effective, and offer the flexibility to suit any business use case. Replicated real-world environments can simulate any network topography, from switches and firewalls, to hypervisors through nested virtualization.

Further (slow) thoughts on learning #change11

Clark Quinn

Yes, it’s quick bits, but they don’t mean as much on their own as in their cumulative effect over time. Whereas the cumulative effect of the event model dissipates quickly, the distributed model builds slowly! This would support discovering new relationships in learning, as well, as we mine the effects of some random juxtapositions across many experiences.

The 5 Types Of Cyber Attacks To Protect Against In 2018

Your Training Edge

The effects of a ransomware attack can be crippling. If you truly want to protect your company, you’re going to want to utilize such techniques as a dynamic web application firewall, chroot user separation, real-time malware scanning, and full restoration processes in the event of a breach.