Hey You, Get Off Oracle Ravello and Onto Our Cloud!


When Oracle acquired Ravello Systems to grow its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) efforts during 2016, it hoped to enable customers to run any workload in the cloud, no matter the use case. They might not be from a vendor as big as Oracle, but you’ve seen for yourself what that gets you.

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

Talented Learning

Innovation was stagnant and most vendor effort was invested in stealing customers from one another. Oracle acquired Taleo who had acquired Learn.com and the list goes on. The LMS industry in 2015 now has hundreds and hundreds of viable vendor solutions.

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Oracle Ravello End of Life: Hey You, Get Off Ravello and Onto Our Cloud!


When Oracle acquired Ravello Systems to grow its infrastructure as a service (IaaS) efforts during 2016, it hoped to enable customers to run any workload in the cloud, no matter the use case. Oracle Ravello End of Life.

The Cornerstone Effect

eLearning 24-7

Nor is it about the company itself, rather it is about the effect the system has on the entire LMS industry. Several months ago I picked up on a few items other vendors would mention about other systems. If there is one word that will create panic in the LMS industry it is this word, “traditional” Its effect is the same one you would get if you saw a mouse scurrying past you as you ate at your favorite restaurant. What Traditional Means to a LMS vendor.

2020 LMS Trends: An Analyst’s Extended Enterprise Learning Predictions

Talented Learning

But the industry’s unbridled expansion started to lose steam a couple of years ago, when vendors began seeking growth through acquisition. And as vendors focus more heavily on gaining market share dominance, buyers should prepare for further M&A confusion, uncertainty and disruption.

LMS Selection Roulette: Who Can You Trust?

Talented Learning

Often, these posts have 287 or more responses from LMS vendors, each claiming they offer the best solution, given the overwhelming evidence provided in the original 2-sentence help request. They’ve hit a wall with features that don’t accomplish what a vendor promised.

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The 5 most common LMS complaints from end users

eLearning 24-7

“Yep, our system works all the time with Oracle.” I remember seeing some pricing online by a LMS vendor and then when I got the contract it had different pricing on it. See the price doesn’t mention that it costs extra to pull their name – so when you ask for it (and you should always find out) they will pull a rabbit out of their LMS hat and tell you it costs ABC (please realize that for the majority of vendors they remove their name at no cost). #2

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Top 10 LMS/LCMS Trends and Forecasts

eLearning 24-7

The trends apply to both LMS/LCMS vendors. Extended Enterprise - Vendors are expanding into the wholesaler/reseller/affiliates/sales agent sector with their solutions. The note of interest is that it is occurring with all size of vendors, albeit the charge is being led by mid size vendors. Not all of the big dog vendors have entered this space, despite it being a huge revenue opportunity. and European vendors interestingly enough, do not follow suit.


Answering your LMS Questions

eLearning 24-7

How many of you have seen vendors respond to your questions? A: Virtually every LMS vendor out there in the marketplace provides these features. Congrats, you are probably looking at less than 10 (based on my LMS directory which contains 475 vendors). Custom domains – rather than have yourcompany.vendorname.com, some systems are now offering custom domains so that your learners see whatever name you create.com and remove the vendor name.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Originally, many LMS specialists tried to compete head-to-head with the established giants of the talent management LMS world like Cornerstone , Saba , SumTotal , SAP/SuccessFactors , Oracle. What to include in an effective augmentation plan.

Something is Going on Down there in the LMS Market

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors and Tablets Update. That said, why is this happening: A significant (over 90%) of vendors are holding off this year and at least part of next year from optimizing their solution to the iPad. But with LMS vendors jumping into the mobile learning sector, at least in some cases, it may be a tad misleading, especially with smartphones. Two years ago, lots of LMS vendors were saying their systems were browser agnostic. LMS/LCMS/CMS Vendors.

Hey Zvi, what do you see? CloudShare’s leader takes a look at the year ahead in training and sales enablement


You’ve got complex scenarios that require more power to train, sell and develop products effectively and rapidly. Zvi: First, we’ll continue to see commodity providers – mainly AWS, Azure, Google Cloud Platform , Oracle Cloud – fighting on price, making offers like “first year free.” Similarly, we work with top software vendors to ensure our products integrate and play well together.

LMS Trends: 2018 Mid-Year Learning Systems Market Update

Talented Learning

This new “specialist” technology landscape benefits LMS customers and vendors, alike. LMS vendors aren’t just talking about what’s possible – they’re delivering. 5) Effective eCommerce Pays, Bigtime. – Find vendor intelligence you can trust.

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Dashe & Thomson

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Ensuring that end users learn the new system, embrace it as part of their daily work routine, and use it effectively is a daunting task.

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Hospitality LMS: What to Know


How is the new LMS vendor’s reputation? Since you don’t want to overhaul your LMS vendor again in the near future, select one based on their ability to always stay relevant and up on the latest technology. The hospitality industry is constantly evolving.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

When we started Talented Learning nearly four years ago, our mission was to help clients find and use learning management systems that effectively support extended enterprise education. What to include in an effective augmentation plan.

The Top 5 Best Bridge LMS Alternatives


How is the LMS vendor’s reputation? Since you don’t want to overhaul your LMS vendor again in the near future, select one based on their ability to always stay relevant and up on the latest technology.

Don’t Believe the Hype. Learning Management Systems Are Alive and Well

CLO Magazine

Yes, one or two of the multibillion-dollar vendors that entered the LMS market via acquisition have lost track of their product offerings over the years. Yes, some traditional vendors have evolved more slowly than others.

What is contextual guidance?

Epilogue Systems

This proactive assistance provides quick and effective help to employees in the context of performing their work. However, once the total number of fields and steps exceeds 40-50 for a single process, field level contextual guidance tools can become difficult to effectively use at scale. The best contextual guidance tools work with any desktop or web-based application; some only work with web apps, and some might work best with applications from one vendor (SAP, Oracle, etc.).

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

I talked about this, in my newsletter, but for those who have yet to subscribe/had a chance to read it, there are vendors out there whose algorithm is flawed. SaaS authoring tool vendors continue to include analytical data as an option in their platform. Thank you RCAT slide vendors.

5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

Those who could afford to integrate or modify an employee LMS typically relied upon the software vendor’s professional services team to develop the required integrations one-by-one. LMS vendors can provide their own technology to support these functions — and many do.

Real learning – let’s not confuse it with completing templated exercises

Performance Learning Productivity

I just think that she has got it wrong in this piece as to what real learning is and the role that LMS and ‘social learning’ have to play in the mix of building workforce capability and effectiveness in organisations.

Technology and Training: Using Artificial Intelligence for Learning and Development


Well-known platforms like Oracle, SAP SuccessFactors , SumTotal, and more are constantly evolving to offer an improved user experience and new features. That’s why it is so important to partner with a vendor who can help adapt to and adopt these new tools.

CRM-LMS Integration: A Smarter Choice for Customer Education

Talented Learning

This is particularly important for software-as-a-service (SaaS) applications and other online subscription businesses, where it’s relatively easy for customers to research and switch to other vendors. Think Microsoft, Cisco, Oracle, EMC, Red Hat and Hubspot.

RIP Old LMS… Say Hello to the Next-Gen LMS


Many of these experiences arise because the market is crowde d with LMS vendors who are incapable of meeting the dynamic business needs of an organization. Doesn’t sound very effective, is it? While the primary motive of all these still being – imparting effective e-learning.

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Customer Training Pricing and Packaging: What’s the Best Strategy?

Talented Learning

But an effective approach requires thoughtful pricing and packaging. For example, when developers obtain IT certification from Amazon, Cisco, Oracle or Microsoft, these credentials qualify them to earn more for their expertise. 3) Network Effect.

Digital Performance Support?—?Great idea, 25 years in the making!

Epilogue Systems

Technology selection must be a function of many factors including the nature of your workforce, the performance outcomes desired, the level of IT support required, your budget and the ability to gather the talent necessary to use the technologies effectively.

Perceptions and Factoids (LMS)

eLearning 24-7

If you have or are looking for an LMS, perhaps someone in your company or department has mentioned that this X vendor or Y vendor either isn’t known or they have never heard of them and thus it is better to go with a well-known vendor, because they must be better – I mean look at all the folks they have. How many vendors did they consider? Maybe the vendor is going blue ocean strategy, where the goal is to build mass at a low cost. Including vendors.

40+ of the World’s Best Sales Training Programs to Get Your Team Into Shape

Sales Hacker Training

Altify builds the matching enterprise support and trains everyone on the team how to maximize the benefits of an improved sales effectiveness. Sales Effectiveness. Effective Finals Presentations. Effective communications.

Climb your company to the top with Paradiso Enterprise Training Management System


How can you measure the effectiveness of the training initiatives along your company? All these different software cost them money, while the business still remains un-streamlined, because of payment going to multiple vendors for their software licensing and support.

My 2012 Enterprise mLearning Predictions Recap

mLearning Trends

Interest in the mobile web app approach remains strong with many organizations especially from those wading into the mobile learning pool for the first time (from both the customer and vendor perspective). And learning vendors (e.g.,

Hello 2013

Janet Clarey

Over the course of four months in late summer and early fall, I gathered data from nearly 100 systems and had demo’s with over 40 vendors for Bersin’s 2013 LMS Industry Study. Of course, 2012 brought consolidation among vendors driven by integrated talent management (i.e., Oracle, SAP). A social talent management strategy will positively effect business results. Content vendors are springing up as organizations demand better quality e-learning.

Maintaing Courses For Globalized Businesses

Adobe Captivate

IT training on new software from Adobe, Microsoft, SAP, Oracle etc. The traditional SLA between client and content creator required that all content be externalized, so that they can be changed by the client without the engagement of the vendor. Customers having paid for the externalisation framework, often enough find themselves back to the vendors to make changes that they thought they would be making internally.

2018 Turkey Awards for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

I know some of you will disagree with the nominees, perhaps feeling that your company or vendor should be in there, and I totally respect that. This is why I looked at vendors who I know have the cash flow and deep pockets. I have the most important shirt of the past four decades.

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Enterprise mLearning Predictions for 2012

mLearning Trends

I feel the positive effects of the aforementioned evolutions will be more pronounced than similar advances in areas like augmented reality that will remain costly to design, produce and manage. The big will continue to eat the small as larger vendors seek to increase their market appeal to both customers and investors. Here on the last day of the year, I offer my predications for the big and shaping trends we’ll see in the enterprise mobile learning space for 2012.