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.

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.

Can we talk?

Learning with e's

The Chinese people are finding their own ways around the 'Great Firewall of China', sidestepping filters, using proxy servers to gain access to the sites and ideas its government is trying to suppress. Tags: The Spectator firewall China Newsweek Google

When Does a Cloud-based LMS Make Sense?

Living in Learning

There was something about having my own staff running my own servers behind my own firewall that provided a sense of security and control. To an extent it did, and the IT staff would be the first to man the ramparts to fight off having anything living outside the firewall – much less allowing anyone outside to get into our systems. I feel their concern, and I respect the need to protect the network and data resources behind the firewall.

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.

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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. 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.

Adobe RoboHelp 8: The Pros Have It, The Others Don't

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

And you would generate FlashHelp if you were worried about DHTML limitations for browsers and platforms and high-security firewall issues. WebHelp Pro and FlashHelp Pro deliver server-based output. The advantage of server-based output? RoboHelp Server?

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The 5 Types Of Cyber Attacks To Protect Against In 2018

Your Training Edge

A hacker manages to get a ransomware file onto your servers. When the user opens the file, the ransomware file is deployed, encrypting and locking specific, highly sensitive files on the user’s computer or your servers. It’s every system administrator’s worst nightmare.

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

OLIVE is an open, distributed client-server platform for building private, realistic virtual worlds. Working through corporate firewalls. Some companies’ policies require IT blessing for any employee to access outside servers, which makes pursuing pilots extremely difficult to start.

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

eFront

We have gone from big-as-a-house mainframes with slow-as-molasses magnetic tape storage to pizza-box sized servers with crazy fast SSDs, in the span of four decades. You don’t have complete control over your servers: the Cloud operator has.

Answers: How Do I Get Started With xAPI?

MakingBetter

There are at least three turn-key LRS solutions offered as Software-as-a-Service and at least two solutions you can download and install behind a firewall or run locally on your own computer… for free. Local/Bring-Your-Own-Server. Getting Started.

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Learning and the Changing Workplace – Part 1

Tom Spiglanin

And virtually all of them envision these as forms of formal learning, taking place behind the corporate firewall. The firewall will continue to protect individual workstations or terminals, but workers will routinely work on cloud-based private platforms outside the organization.

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Your Team for the Win?

Litmos

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.

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4 Key Emerging Trends in LMS

Upside Learning

Gone are the days when having your own staff running your own servers behind your own firewall provided a sense of security and control. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario.

Cloud: the good, the bad and the better

eFront

The Cloud is great because it frees you from having to deploy and manage your own application servers. You also get a free specialized IT team to perform backups of your data and monitoring of the servers. Businesses and organizations vary not only in size but also in needs.

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

Kapp Notes

OpenSimulator is a 3D Application Server. deploys worlds in the cloud as software as a service and firewalled worlds using our "harmony" deployment system based on Windows Hyper-V with a focus on customer support and custom development.

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. With Easygenerator all content always stays within the secure boundaries of our cloud server.

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.

Video Delivery Types in Captivate

Adobe Captivate

Can be hosted on any Web Server or Flash Media Server (FMS). can have impact on firewalls). All you need do is upload the publish folder to the web server of your choice and it should just work. This makes it the easiest and most economical (as you can use your existing web server) delivery mode. Alternate Web server for Video : Sometimes you need to host video on an alternate web server (other than the one which is hosting your SWF).

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When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

Your sales reps are supposed to upload sent proposals to a shared server for future reference or reuse by other team members. One problem: the company firewall restricts access to the portal when reps are not on the company internet network. I want to tell you a story.

Save Yourself Time and Money--Before Implementing a Virtual World, Do an Analysis

Kapp Notes

Conduct an analysis of the types of servers available, firewall issues, client computer capabilities and other technical specifications to ensure that the virtual learning world will function properly when launched. Conducting a virtual brainstorming session.

Mobile Learning: 3 Security Threats & 7 Ways to Beat Them

CommLab India

To avoid virus/malware attacks, mobile devices and servers should use stringent protection mechanisms. Installing genuine/authorized anti-virus software programs with frequent updates, firewalls activation can keep your mobile learning systems safe from attacks.

Why Cybersecurity is an Every-Employee Initiative

Avilar

IT Professionals : The CIO and IT team are responsible for making sure that the file servers, firewalls and company-supplied devices are all set up on a secure network. Edward Snowden and the NSA. Facebook and Cambridge Analytica.

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. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Hosted Server Question to Ask.

Latest #LMS Takeaways Plus Did you know?

eLearning 24-7

If you want to know the security levels, go directly to those hosting sites and you can read about it – the vendors tend to send you the same information anyway; they might increase say (assuming the hosting site is 128 bit AES) to 256 AES, but as a whole – it is right there for your eyes on the hosting server site. I have yet to see or hear someone’s country not have a server available to them, from those hosted server sites. Hello from Berlin.

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.

2009 Predictions, Remembrance and Challenges

Kapp Notes

ASTD's Big Question for January is, again, a series of questions. What are your biggest challenges for this upcoming year? What are your major plans for the year? What predictions do you have for the year? First a little reflection.

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor 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. So in the case of a LMS/LCMS, it is hosted on your vendor’s servers and can be accessed anywhere there is an internet connection and a browser (that they support), anywhere in the world. Hosted Server Question to Ask.

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. As little as five years ago, it was common for an average LMS implementation to exceed $100,000.

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.

Shaping an eLearning Solution

Zephyr Learning

Accessing secure servers for outside the company’s firewall was always a difficult task and in addition the fact that we needed a browser based device with us at all times was also problematic!

Zimbio: putting Learning2.0 together.finally!

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Sure ELGG is awesome because I can download and install the framework onto my own server! Now if only I could download the framework and run it behind my corporate firewall. Many people ask me for examples of what a Learning Ecosystem looks like. There are several images that bloggers have created, but we want apps that people can get their hands on. But Zimbio takes user-created social networks to a completely new.well.complete.level.

Who Needs to Be on Your 3D Development Team?

Kapp Notes

If the world is being hosted internally, there are server and bandwidth requirements not to mention requirements related to video and sound cards. If the worlds is hosted externally, there are requirements related to opening portals and firewall issues. Regardless of the actual physical location of the server housing the virtual world, a representative of the Information Technology department is required to minimize the technical issues that will be encountered.

A.nnotate - Love the functionality but REALLY love the thought out into pricing

Mark Oehlert

You want us to load docs to your server AND load notes to your server as well? THEN I got a great surprise when I clicked over to A.nnotate's " pricing " page and saw that one of their solutions is a " standalone " option with the service on an appliance that can be installed behind my firewall. I am all in favor of products that fit into existing workflow and have potential to make that workflow easier and/or faster.

TVersity: Serving up your own personal media channel

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Set up your own server that can deliver your personal content in multiple formats for FREE! TVersity is the product and it conjurs up all sorts of ideas for distributing learning content behind a firewall to the many digital devices available to our employees.

We Need a Wiki in a Wiki

eLearning Blender

Install behind firewall – One of our tech support guys has experience with PHP and MediaWiki in particular so I am hoping to leverage his experience and install MediaWiki behind the firewall. Our server farm is stretched too thin and we are preparing for an infrastructure upgrade so it wouldn't be a good time to install anything additional to any of our servers. It's obvious that a Wiki would be a great help in my organization.

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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.

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Web 2.0 Applications in Learning

Tony Karrer

I tried to capture things down as they were said, here are my notes: Firewalls IP Privacy / Confidentiality Security Control over Quality of Information Strict Control Over Policies – Accuracy Liability / Discoverability / Compliance Change Management – Ready for It / Culture Management Take it Seriously – Away from Work Education of Management Lack of Resources – Mobile Devices Push Back from Workforce - Adoption This is a pretty good list of commonly cited barriers.

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Day 4. Getting to grips with SCORM API

LearnUpon

But given the scrutiny both technologies are under, and their love/hate relationship with firewalls , JavaScript APIs represent a sensible approach. This fourth part of our series explores the most nitty gritty details of SCORM , by focusing on the API itself.

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Day 4. How SCORM tracks course content

LearnUpon

But given the scrutiny both technologies are under, and their love/hate relationship with firewalls , JavaScript APIs represent a sensible approach. This fourth part of our series explores the most nitty gritty details of SCORM , by focusing on the API itself.

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