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.

Firewall Problems and Solutions

Tony Karrer

I would love to hear back from people on this as I received a question around firewall problems and solutions that I've not heard as much in the past couple of years. This blog reader provides eLearning content to a variety of customers from their hosted solution. Their issue is that they are running into customers who are tightening their firewall settings and it causes some of their content to not work. Are you finding issues with firewalls these days?

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Training: A Primer For Hosting Live, Online (Virtual) Classes

I Came, I Saw, I Learned

In addition, the corporate training facility could only handle a set number of attendees making it impossible to host large groups. What Do You Need to Host an Online Meeting/Training Event? These days, the technology you need to begin hosting virtual sessions is minimal. It doesn't matter if you're a PC user or a Macintosh die-hard, both platforms can be used to host virtual spaces. There are many companies that allow you to host online meetings.

Firewall Problems and Solutions

Clark Quinn

I would love to hear back from people on this as I received a question around firewall problems and solutions that I've not heard as much in the past couple of years. This blog reader provides eLearning content to a variety of customers from their hosted solution. Their issue is that they are running into customers who are tightening their firewall settings and it causes some of their content to not work. Are you finding issues with firewalls these days?

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Private, secure, hosted environments This allowed for a quick implementation and overcame several potential IT department obstacles or road blocks. Having the virtual world hosted in a secure, private environment can be a huge advantage. Working through corporate firewalls.

Surprise! Knowledge Guru Summer Release Adds SCORM, Security Features

Knowledge Guru

Of course, customers who do not wish to use Knowledge Guru with SCORM or load it onto their LMS can still host their games in our cloud. When you upload the SCORM version of Knowledge Guru on your LMS, it’s hosted in your environment… not ours.

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.

A Glance Back at xAPI; A Look Ahead at Data Ownership

MakingBetter

There’s a group hosted by ADL that is working towards this. The tl;dr : Like hardware, w hen it comes to data, if you can’t open it, you don’t own it. If you can’t open it, you don’t own it.

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Shifting from Trainer to Community Manager

Bottom-Line Performance

Many companies are using tools like Yammer to bring the social networking experience inside the company firewall. Host in-person or social media chats, post learning aids, or have them play a learning game as a reinforcement tool.

Latest #LMS Takeaways Plus Did you know?

eLearning 24-7

Let’s break down the reality in terms of security and save your IT/IS person and you time to post all those questions: Most LMS vendors host their LMS on hosting sites Amazon S3, Rackspace, Akamai, AWS – all of which are extremely secure, especially Amazon S3. I have yet to see or hear someone’s country not have a server available to them, from those hosted server sites. There are corporate entities (non LMS) that use these same hosting server site.

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

Challenge to Learn

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. We will co-host webinars, set up Q&A sessions, write blogs or participate in your program in any way that adds value.

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

Kapp Notes

hosts and develops 3D worlds to meet in online for education, team building, conferences and expositions. Here are even a few more alternatives to Second Life for you to check out. OpenSimulator or OpenSim Building in OpenSim. OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server.

When Does Your Training Need To Go On A Private Cloud?

eFront

Plus, you get to decide the exact security options , firewall configuration, etc., Epignosis , the makers of eFrontPro, have experience with all 3 major hosting modes: the self-hosted software, the public Cloud, and finally, the private Cloud.

Totara: re-shaping Moodle for corporate use

Clive on Learning

It can be hosted or installed within the firewall. Last week I asked Can the ‘big LMS’ break clear of formal training? - I wanted to know whether Saba, one of the most successful of the big LMSs, could reinvent itself to accommodate informal learning. This time I’m exploring whether it is possible for one of the world’s most popular academic virtual learning environments, Moodle, to be adapted to suit the needs of corporates.

The Smart Worker : shares what s/he learns

Jane Hart

But if you want to keep the materials as close to the workflow as possible, then other tools are available for in-house, behind-the-firewall, enterprise use. Intelpedia is hosted on the open source MediaWiki software. Tweet.

How to Revolutionise Workplace Learning

Marcia Conner

The conference hosts interviewed me a few weeks ago about my thoughts on learning since leaving a formal role in the field years ago. If there are firewalls at the office to limit their access, they’ll use personal devices with plans they pay for themselves.

LMS Innovation: Where’s the Value?

Talented Learning

They’re really talking about “hosting” — where they install a version of their software on a customer’s server. It is very similar to how you would host software behind your own firewall, but it’s located in someone else’s hosted data center.

The potential pitfalls of a custom LMS solution

LearnUpon

You need total control over your data and/or the solution must be hosted on your own servers which can often be the case with some government departments. The vast majority of these situations require a behind the firewall/locally installed LMS.

Learning Solutions Conference Day 1, my recap

Challenge to Learn

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. I was on my way to the second keynote of the day, when I passed the Technology Solution stage, which is hosted by Joe Ganci this year.

Twitter Founder Launches New App - Its a Jelly, eh?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

In order for this to work in the enterprise it would need to be hosted behind a firewall for security to approve it. I have a hard time NOT thinking of this movie whenever I see doughnuts. And I have been known to bribe my kids with them.

LMS Spotlight: Topyx

eLearning Weekly

That might be bad news for companies that require behind the firewall solutions, but it’s great news for small companies or companies with inundated IT departments. The affordable and reliable hosting is provided by Rackspace.

Elliott Masie's MOOC Symposium Recap

OpenSesame

It is no surprise then that the Masie Center , a leading think tank exploring the intersection of learning and technology, decided to host a conference around such possibilities—bringing together 70 participants (including myself) at the recent MOOC Symposium in Saratoga Springs, New York.

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The Real Cost of a Free (Open Source) LMS!

Upside Learning

Moodle is a good LMS with which has grown over the years and offers a host of functionality and features that are very useful to have in an LMS. Go to a vendor who offers managed hosting services on the open source LMS without a rebranding.

What is Cmi5? A new set of rules for xAPI

LearnUpon

The structure is imported rather than the content so the content can be hosted anywhere such as on another system, behind a firewall or on a mobile device. SCORM has long been the most common standard for eLearning content.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

Dozens of LMS vendors, had typos on their web pages, zero screens of the system, links that went nowhere and two kicked up my Firewall warning of possible privacy collection and one had a Trojan Horse (I use a hardcore firewall and A/V). They charge you to host your courses the ones you create in an offline authoring tool and then upload, materials, files, etc. We live in a global marketplace. Global.

LMS Do and Don’ts – Isn’t it time to do what’s right?

eLearning 24-7

For the majority of technical questions/requirements I see on RFPs are those whose experience are with systems behind the company’s firewall, or ERP platforms or HRIS systems and so forth. If you have a firewall blocking social media, mention that. If you are unsure where the vendor hosts their LMS, ask them. . As a child you may have decided that the cookies were a must. There you are, grabbing them, hiding and munching away (I still do this as an adult).

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Cammy Beans Learning Visions: eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems

Learning Visions

Thursday, December 06, 2007 eLearning Guild Demo Fest: Sun MicroSystems The eLearning Guild hosted a webinar this afternoon featuring the winners of The eLearning DemoFest which took place at the DevLearn Conference & Expo on November 7, 2007.

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

What is SAAS and why is hosted better than having it on your own servers. The bottom line without getting technical or overly detailed, the solution is hosted on your vendor’s servers and not hosted on your internal servers. Hosting does offer very tight and safe security, and access is via the internet, even if you go through your VPN (Virtual Private Network). Benefits versus having it on my servers (behind my firewall). Hosted Server Question to Ask.

LMS: Strategy or Tool?

Upside Learning

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Bob Little – Crystal Balling with Learnnovators

Learnnovators

It believes that Cloud-hosted solutions will continue to make LMSs more attractive to the small-and-medium enterprise market. The parallel concept of Bring Your Own Content (BYOC) has also been suggested and, as mobile devices – smartphones and tablets – have circumvented corporate firewalls, the ability for learners to source, select and consume their own learning materials when and where they choose is becoming a reality.

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!

Seven Tips for an Easy and Effective LMS Switch

Upside Learning

I’d written a few posts on how to decide between hosted and behind-the-firewall option , what typical things training companies look in an LMS for , and a recent one on five things not to do while selecting an LMS. Related posts: Five Things Not to do While Selecting an LMS Hosted vs. Behind-the-firewall LMS – How To Decide? For an eLearning initiative to be successful, strong leaders and champions are needed in the organization.

10 Questions to Ask About Your Learners Before You Develop e.

Trivantis

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