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?

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

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?

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.

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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.

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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. Thanks to Tony O'Driscoll at Learning Matters!

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.

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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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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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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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.

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.

Association Learning Systems: Why and How to Invest in a Specialized LMS

Talented Learning

Rather, it must integrate with other functional and business systems, as well as other tools and resources that “live” inside and outside of your organization’s firewall.

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 Organizations, eLearning 2.0 and Edupunk

Tony Karrer

Corporate IT is interested in rolling out systems that they can control for security, auditing, back-up and a host of other control reasons. It makes sense in many of these cases to keep it inside the firewall. Hopefully, we'll begin to see ways to allow a better handling of inside and outside the firewall solutions.

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.

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

While some are stuck behind social media firewalls at work, personal smart phones and tablets mean that most can find a way online no matter what the company mandates. We’ll be hosting the webinar on GoToMeeting, and slides and audio will be available afterwards for all participants.

(Webinar) Getting Started With Social: Why Learning and Development Struggles With Social Media, and How to Fix It

Bottom-Line Performance

While some are stuck behind social media firewalls at work, personal smart phones and tablets mean that most can find a way online no matter what the company mandates. We’ll be hosting the webinar on GoToMeeting, and slides and audio will be available afterwards for all participants.

eLearning Predictions Further Thoughts

Tony Karrer

Some comments: home is better -- @ work there are blocks on our network as to what we can and can't access Firewalls an issue at work Work has faster connections not supposed to access internet at work less network security at most homes, or firewall issues Firewalls at work prevent connections Certainly the issues with access certain sites, e.g., our LearnTrends site that’s hosted by Ning, is an issue.

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.

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Radical price change for the easygenerator platform

easygenerator

This is a yearly fee per named user and it includes licenses, hosting, maintenance, updates and bug fixes. However there still is a possibility to host the easygenerator platform behind your own firewalls if that is required. As part of our refocusing on the platform, the potential markets and customers we have reconsidered our prices. They where Euro 2500,- or $ 3.275 per named author.

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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SCORM Cloud

eLearning 24-7

Can download your SCORM courses from the “cloud&# to go into your LMS/LCMS (open source/vendor or proprietary – hosted on your own server – behind your firewall, on your vendor’s server or on any server on the net or wherever). This is the WordPress.org, which requires you to have your own server on the net – hosted – example Godaddy.com, behind a firewall. Very few things impress me, especially product claims or services.

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What’s Happening with OLIVE? Find Out.

Kapp Notes

OLIVE is one of the only enterprise-grade, virtual world technology solutions available today that is capable of providing private, secure, persistent three-dimensional (3-D) environments behind or in front of firewalls. Checkpoint Training in a 3D environment of OLIVE.

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.

IT Comes up Huge!

eLearning Blender

Last week my chances of getting a Wiki installed behind the firewall were looking terrible. I actually refocused on hosted solutions because the notion of installing MediaWiki behind the firewall was shot out of the water at first.

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.