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. If your organization has a strict (and I mean really strict) policy of not using hosted services for LMS (or other business applications), then you don’t have an option but to opt for a behind-the-firewall implementation. It is good to get a clear idea from the vendor on these costs.

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.

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LMS vendors: R u hearing us?

eLearning 24-7

LMS Vendors. 30% vendors offer at least one type of social media – from my latest LMS directory. 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). Yet, LMS vendors pick on of the paths below. So, why allow it to happen with your potential LMS vendor.

SAAS LMSs and Vendor Client Lists Questions

eLearning 24-7

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. Benefits versus having it on my servers (behind my firewall).

SAAS (Hosted) LMS and Vendor Questions

eLearning 24-7

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. Benefits versus having it on my servers (behind my firewall).

Yeah! Why don't learning platform vendors open their platform?

Corporate eLearning Strategies and Development

Nanolearning , and Nuvvo will quickly dominate for the small to midsize companies, so the big vendors can kiss those accounts bye-bye. Shortly after, that those systems will, most likely, become platforms that can be implemented behind the firewall and hosted from within. So, game over for Mr. big vendor. I'm certain that in the near future they will have no choice but to do exactly that. from e-clippings) Mark, my friend, I'm scratching my head wondering the same thing.

Using an LXP to Fix Learning Gaps in Customer and Channel Partner Education

Origin Fractal LXP

IT restrictions and firewall & security issues ensure that external individuals are not granted access to the official organizational LMS. Channel Partner & Sales Vendor Training. Ensure that your channel vendors and sales partners are trained.

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. Set some milestones at a macro level to begin with but leave the team to come up with the plan in consultation with the vendor.

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Arlo has opened a new data center in the US for North American training providers

Arlo Training & Events Software

Servers are protected by a Web Application Firewall, VPC segregation, IP-restricted port access and hardened OS configurations. Servers are regularly updated with vendor patches for known vulnerabilities. Recently, we announced a new Arlo data center in Canada.

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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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. Understand that switching LMS vendors is inherently different from looking for your first LMS. The current LMS has become outdated and its features and the technology itself have not been upgraded by the vendor. The vendor’s experience in LMS replacements.

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

Your Training Edge

Will the organization choose a vendor to assist or will it go with internal expertise, namely the IT department? A vendor-purchased system is typically made-to-order by a group that specializes in just that. You can give the vendor your organization’s specifications and they can come back with a system design and price. When thinking through these considerations, be certain that a vendor can offer you all of these options.

Outdated Training – from Problem to Asset

Obsidian Learning

Our vendor didn’t give us the source files , but can you update these old Flash-based courses to HTML5?”. Instead, our employees are Googling quick answers outside our firewall. Of course, if an employee goes to a class or accesses approved courses inside the firewall only to find obviously outdated content, that’s a whole different problem. An external vendor may provide: content inventory and evaluation.

eLearning In The Finance Sector: Why Is It Important?

KnowledgeAnywhere

The online-based training ensures that the employees get the knowledge they need within their employer VPN or firewall, increasing control and privacy. Choose Your LMS Vendor.

FindAnLMS – The New Learning System Search Platform from Craig Weiss

eLearning 24-7

Equally I wanted a solution, where all vendors in the learning system space would be able to connect with their audience (you) in such a way, that it offers a unique experience and more importantly, direct engagement with someone interested in the product (system). Vendors that align directly with those filters will show up in your results. . Only the vendors in the Top 10 who have deep learning will show up. What do you see when you select a vendor in the catalog?

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

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

A Meeting Space Vendor.   Some online training rooms support Voice Over Internet Protocol (VOiP), some vendors support telephones (either toll-calls or toll-free), and some rooms support both VOiP and telephones. The Vendors. the vendor that will allow you to run your online sessions. However, I've used several different vendors and technology over the years. In my experience, the three vendors mentioned here performed the best.

Collaborative Learning in Spite of Organizational Walls – June #LCBQ

Dashe & Thomson

But for the most part, they have managed to make those walls permeable so the various organizations, including vendors and customers, can learn from one another. These sites are application specific and, when necessary, reside outside the corporate firewall. This makes them accessible to vendors and customers who interact with the application via a web portal. How do we break down organizational walls when it comes to learning?

A Look Back at 2020 for E-Learning

eLearning 24-7

From a vendor perspective there was a huge impact, but what was odd, is that some vendors still are living in the past, as though, this is a minor blip, and in 2021, everything will go back as it was – corporate wise that is.

Report – LMS Trends 2015: Is it time for something different?

Docebo

Perceived deficiencies with learning technology runs far and wide, including ease of use and vendor support. In fact, poor support from the vendor is listed as one of the most cited reasons for switching to another LMS. Nearly one-third of organizations have their LMS installed behind a firewall, but that number is dropping as companies become more comfortable with cloud technology.

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Reporting matching results in LMS results in escaped characters in output

Adobe Captivate

I did checking with the LMS vendor: Using Adobe Captivate 2017. Using SCORM cloud to see what the SCO is actually reporting to the LMS isn’t an option due to firewall issues. When I review a report from my LMS on quizzes that have been completed, I get unexpected results from questions that were either Matching type or fill-in-the-blank type. The data looks something like this (csv): Option%201[.]Result%201., Result%201., Option%202[.]Result%202., Result%202., Option%203[.]Result%203.,

Vote Now For Best of Elearning! Awards 2013

eFront

Category #2: Best Learning Management System (Enterprise-based, behind the firewall). And, 61% agreed that award-recognition impacted their decision to consider or purchase from the vendor. Polls are now open for The Best of Elearning! 2013 Awards! Now in its 9 th year, Elearning! Magazine allows eLearning professionals to nominate elearning products and services each year.

Disclosures

Tony Karrer

Keeping with the theme of creating posts that really shouldn't be posts, but I need to have an appropriate page in my blog, I thought I should take the opportunity to create a page where I can list any and all disclosures about relationships with vendors, people, companies that may appear in my writing or speaking. The reason is that it really doesn't do a vendor any good to have anything but a fair representation of where they fit in the market.

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

MakingBetter

What I can see now as an implementer, that I couldn’t see from inside of ADL, is that to realize data interoperability part of the work will be improvements to the spec; the more important work we’ll need to do, as an industry, is improve how we commonly implement xAPI as vendors and consultants, how we call out when that practice is or isn’t happening, and how we onboard new tools and toolmakers into the ecosystem we should be creating.

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3D Virtual Worlds are NOT Dead, Dying or Disappearing

Kapp Notes

Vendors Focusing on Education. The platform is great for easy firewall access. Vendors Go Beyond the Classroom. There are many reasons by I believe that virtual worlds are not dead, dying or disappearing.

Vote Now For Best of Elearning! Awards 2012

eFront

Category #2: Best Learning Management System (Enterprise-based, behind the firewall). And, 61% agreed that award-recognition impacted their decision to consider or purchase from the vendor. It’s that time of year again and polls are now open for The Best of Elearning! 2012 Awards. Now in its 7 th year, Elearning! Magazine allows eLearning professionals to nominate elearning products and services each year.

Looking for an LMS? Here’s how to tell if it’s good, better, or best.

Docebo

And, in a market where there are literally hundreds of open source, on-premise, SaaS, and cloud LMS vendors and e-learning platforms – each with their own set of standard features and optional upgrades – choosing the right LMS can be more overwhelming than buying a car.

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. Could-based LMSs have the capacity to bring down your Total Cost of Ownership (TCO), something that has being largely overlooked during LMS vendor comparisons. More than 2 years back, I had carried out a SWOT analysis of the LMS to get some understanding on the LMS scenario.

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. He was just starting up a panel with vendors of cloud based tools. 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.

Looking for an LMS? Here’s how to tell if it’s good, better, or best.

Docebo

And, in a market where there are literally hundreds of open source, on-premise, SaaS, and cloud LMS vendors and e-learning platforms – each with their own set of standard features and optional upgrades – choosing the right LMS can be more overwhelming than buying a car.

The Augmented LMS: New Life for Talent Management Learning?

Talented Learning

At that time, interest in training customers, channel partners and others “outside the firewall” was on the rise, but many organizations either could not or would not use their internal employee-focused LMS to support external learning programs. In fact, talent management suite vendors were so consumed with unifying their disparate brands, interfaces and databases that they didn’t see disruption coming from outside of their sphere.

Engage in Learning Launches Learning Materials to Help Prevent Card Fraud

Engage in Learning

Build and Maintain a Secure Network - install and maintain a firewall configuration to protect data. Don’t use vendor-supplied defaults for system passwords and other security parameters. Some £58bn was spent via credit and debit cards in the UK in April last year - some 6.8 per cent more than was spent in April 2016 - according to the UK’s Office for National Statistics.

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

Upside Learning

There are three ways in which you can use an open source LMS: Go to a vendor who has rebranded, modified the open source LMS as its own and provides managed hosting services on that or also deploys behind the firewall. Go to a vendor who offers managed hosting services on the open source LMS without a rebranding. The vendor has skills to customize and maintain the LMS.

Implementing a Virtual World

Kapp Notes

Lessons Learned: What Worked (small sampling from whitepaper) Well defined "Use Cases" The creation of written example of how the 3D environment would work and the expected implications and outcomes enabled a discussion with the 3D world vendor experts (in this case Forterra)who could comment on what dimensions of the use case would be easy or difficult to prototype quickly. Working through corporate firewalls. Image from a virtual world created by Forterra.

Open Source LMSs Facts and Insight

eLearning 24-7

Here is a sampling of those vendors on the (“Alternative to Moodle). Bonus – One commercial vendor, Paradiso, presents “Open Source LMS, “Best Open Source LMS”, you can find this doozy on any search engine.

When You May Not Need a Training Program

Bottom-Line Performance

One problem: the company firewall restricts access to the portal when reps are not on the company internet network. Whether you develop learning solutions internally or rely on an outside vendor, make sure the responsible parties take their time with the Analysis phase… and have the experience and confidence to recommend process improvements when necessary. I want to tell you a story.

Five Things Not to do While Selecting an LMS

Upside Learning

Do not leave the ‘thinking’ part to the LMS vendor. As one of the vendors ourselves, I have found that a few (ok, I’ll admit, more than a few) customers make assumptions that the vendor would take care of all such assumed items automatically and that they are obvious. Ensure the vendor you select documents the scope and requirements before any sort of implementation starts.

Shrinking LMS Implementation Fees Drive Market Expansion

Talented Learning

An LMS needed to be installed and then configured in either the vendor’s data center or at a client location. Firewalls, server sizing, bandwidth, database preference, historical data migrations, customizations and integrations were complex and problematic. Unprepared buyers had huge expectations and vendors inevitably under delivered. By the time the first learner ever hit the LMS, the honeymoon with the LMS vendor was long over.

4 Mobile Learning Challenges for L&D Managers to Consider

Obsidian Learning

Your manager is on board, you’ve got the budget, your vendor is ready to crank out all the mobile learning you want. Employees trying to access the content on their own devices are roadblocked by the company firewall. Photo by Icons8 team on Unsplash. Mobile learning is high on the list of latest and greatest strategies that learning developers are including in their blended learning mix. The focus up to now has been on ease of access (everyone has a phone!),

Five Tips on 3D eLearning and Training Courtesy of VenueGen

Kapp Notes

Here are 5 Tips On 3D eLearning and Training sent to me to share with my readers from the 3D virtual world vendor VenueGen. Offer an Alternative For Sound Many users do not have a headset or are behind firewalls that do not allow them to connect to the Voice Over IP channel required for most virtual worlds. I think they make sense, let me know what you think.

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What is an LXP – The Definitive Guide

Origin Fractal LXP

A Learning Experience Platform is cloud-based and functions outside the firewall too. A single unified platform to deliver training to the employees and extended enterprise of customers, partners, and vendors.

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