AI-as-a-Service: The Next Big Thing in Business Tech?

Talented Learning

It’s called AI-as-a-Service (or AIaaS). Why It’s Time for AI-as-a-Service. Combining the Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) business model with AI services can bring the power of artificial intelligence to the masses without a hefty price tag.

Is Your RFP Response On Point? Tips for Learning Systems Vendors

Talented Learning

But vendors have more control over RFP outcomes than you may think. Sounds obvious – but you’d be surprised how many vendors ignore requested input. As a vendor, you can demonstrate leadership by seeking clarification. As a vendor, it’s your job to maximize that score.

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A message from Janison’s CEO: Service continuity amid the coronavirus pandemic

Janison

NEWS A message from Janison’s CEO: Service continuity amid the coronavirus pandemic March 13, 2020 As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want you to know about our contingency plans which ensure Janison’s ongoing resilience and capacity to provide you with uninterrupted service.

A message from Janison’s CEO: Service continuity amid the coronavirus pandemic

Janison

NEWS A message from Janison’s CEO: Service continuity amid the coronavirus pandemic March 13, 2020 As the COVID-19 situation continues to evolve, we want you to know about our contingency plans which ensure Janison’s ongoing resilience and capacity to provide you with uninterrupted service.

Speaking and Workshop Services

Tony Karrer

Dr. Karrer’s experience is diverse including founding CTO of eHarmony, associate professor of Computer Science, and consultant to Credit Suisse, Citibank, Lexus, Microsoft, Nissan, Universal, IBM, Hewlett-Packard, Sun, Symbol Technologies and many others.

Time to Migrate eLearning Courses from Flash to HTML5

Hurix Digital

Following the announcement by Adobe, major browsers including Google and Microsoft followed suit and announced that they would disable the plug-in in their browsers by early next year, thus, bringing down the curtains on Flash.

LMS RFP Tips: How to Find Your Best Learning Technology Fit

Talented Learning

RFPs help buyers get organized, formalize requirements, evaluate vendors logically, create a historical record and show vendors you are serious. It also includes instructions on how and when vendors should submit a response. How much time should we give vendors to respond?

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Cloud service and deployment models

Janet Clarey

One of my 15 fans asks, “Janet what the heck is cloud computing, when should I consider a cloud service model and when should I not?&# ’ Cloud Service Models. Cloud Software as a Service , or SaaS (pronounced “sass&# ) has been the term used by learning management system providers for several years to described their &# hosted&# service model. Another service model is Cloud Platform as a Service&# (PaaS).

April Big Question - ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors – What Should They Do?

The Learning Circuits

Like many industries today, there are significant changes going on for Instructor-Led Training (ILT) and Off-the-Shelf Content Vendors today. This causes several problems for ILT and Content Vendors. ILT and Off-the-Shelf Vendors - What Should They Do?

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.

State of the LMS 2012

eLearning 24-7

The data shows that what many vendors assume end users want is far from accurate. Too many vendors are focusing on talent/performance management as the next feature/component in their systems. Microsoft Office – 20%. rather then going through the LMS vendor.

State of the Authoring Tool Industry

eLearning 24-7

Bewildered on what is happening, why what is needed isn’t appearing as it should, and how is it possible that something so obvious based on where e-learning is heading, mobile is pushing and future tech is inspiring is lost among so many vendors? Confusion leads to flushed in terms of causation that some vendors in their infinite wisdom have decided it is better to jump one way than stay the course. I know of one vendor who has a review checker and it works quite well.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

They involved talent management, “hello and goodbye” with vendors, social learning, upswing in mobile learning, new feature sets in the authoring tool space, flat lining in web conferencing and standalone platforms. Some items stood out, others continued in an everlasting awful experience (customer and support service – as a whole). Kinect technology was not created at a Microsoft lab, rather it was created by a group of folks in Cambridge, England.

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

Talented Learning

Here’s why: When you buy a product or service, the faster you learn how it helps you achieve your goals, the more successful your customer experience will be. It monetizes vendor relationships with developers while empowering developers to monetize relationships with their customers.

Top 10 LMSs for 2013

eLearning 24-7

Vendors can move up, down or out of the rankings – after all it is on-going. Rankings are based on my directories which are updated monthly; I also keep a separate directory which will contain more vendors than listed within the visible directories – reason being it offers clients (those who hire me – buyers to have an added bonus, of course it contains much more info); that said the monthly directories provide key info and in future updates have new columns added.

Bridge over troubled authoring tool waters

eLearning 24-7

Seems to show a level of customer service we have all come to expect when testing something or trying it out before we buy it. Why are some vendors making it impossible? Why are some vendors treating you as a spy or something sinister when you just want to try out the product? You would think that with over 140 authoring tools on the market, vendors would want you to try out their product before dropping any type of cash. Microsoft Windows 8. Customer Service.

Times are changing – trends in the content authoring tool market

eLearning 24-7

You work online via the servers of your vendor. I had thought that this trend would be dying out, but it is amazing at the number of vendors who are entering the space and still focused on the desktop approach. Microsoft Live – same thing. Despite the overwhelmingly number of vendors who have a “desktop only&# solution, based on what I am seeing- a result of new feature sets – this will change. Vendors to Watch.

Evolving the E-Learning Experience for the 21st Century

eLearning 24-7

What always stuns me are vendors who state they know what their learners want, but in reality have no clue, because they themselves do not see the technology and its usage among the masses. The growing number of businesses leaving Microsoft Outlook to Internet e-mail is amazing. While there are a couple of vendors out there who have incorporated e-mail that can go to outside to people, rather than just within the learning management product, the overall space isn’t doing it.

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Off-the-Shelf Content or Custom-built: Which Is Better For Your e-Learning Endeavour?

G-Cube

Most OTS vendors include deployment and maintenance costs within their services – and it all makes sense, especially if training budgets are limited. • Many vendors also get the OTS content approved by authoritative organisations.

Learning Systems RFP and Tier4 NexGen

eLearning 24-7

When see the template you are going to be like “this is a lot of features and categories, no vendor will complete all of this.” Vendors who gripe, clearly have never experienced a 10 page or more RFI/RFP (and high page RFPs are common). . There are vendors who achieved a perfect score for Tier 3, and there are some now who have many Tier 4, just not all of them. Thus, if there is something you see in the Tier4 level, be aware that vendor may not have it. .

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INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY: The Hottest Tech Skills & Certifications for 2018

The Logical Blog by IconLogic

  According to DICE, here are some of the fastest-growing tech sectors:   Application Service Provider: A business providing computer-based services to customers over a network, such as access to a particular software application using a standard protocol (such as HTTP).   MCP: Microsoft Certified Professionals include developers, trainer, system architects, and other IT professionals. Kevin Smith is a service veteran and has been teaching the Com.

COVID19 and Learning Systems Trends

eLearning 24-7

In the learning system space, despite what you may have heard or read, or in some cases, read pre-pandemic for projections, for many of the vendors, it is equally rough in comparison to many other industries, regardless if they are brick and mortar or online only. Vendors found that if the customer was already in project mode (i.e. Flipping a switch is doable in the buy now, go live now mode, think self-service. API fees reduced, some vendors waived. Vendor Impacts.

Buying an LMS? Acronyms You Must Know (Part 1)

Gyrus

Learning and Development industry is no different and the list of acronyms are never ending especially when you are talking to Learning Management System (LMS) Vendors.

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Learning on the Job in a SaaS-Driven World

Origin Learning

Virtualization and cloud-based services have well and truly made setting up IT firms easier. SaaS is defined as – “A software distribution model in which applications are hosted by a vendor or service provider and made available to customers over a network, typically the Internet.”

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.

LMS Technology Trends: Why Focus Is The Next Big Thing

Talented Learning

As I get deeper and deeper into the industry, I’m more convinced than ever that “focus” is the key LMS technology trend of today’s winning vendors. Unfortunately, it is too easy for LMS vendors and buyers to get lost in the “me too” feature race and fail to see the forest for the trees.

Canberra Data Centres chair to take boardroom role in reverse-takeover move

Janison

The principal activities of the company are the provision of software development project services and the licensing and hosting of its learning and assessment software platform to a global client base.

Canberra Data Centres chair to take boardroom role in reverse-takeover move

Janison

The principal activities of the company are the provision of software development project services and the licensing and hosting of its learning and assessment software platform to a global client base.

LMS Integration:  The Learning Ecosystem

Talented Learning

Vendors can: Provide an open API library consisting of available scripts that a tech-savvy buyer can use to automate integration with client systems. Have a private API library or web services that require the LMS vendor to build and configure the integration.

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. I’m sure some LMS vendors are getting caught in the crossfire.

Climbing the Cloud. Essentials to Certification

Training Industry

During one of Microsoft’s recent tech events, a slide was shown that prompted cloud computing as the “5th generation of Computing”. Once mastered, the idea is that companies such as IBM, Cisco, EMC, HP and ING will hire you as they were instrumental in development of the cloud essentials curriculum and the CompTIA certification via membership in the independent Cloud Credential Council, a membership body dedicated to vendor-neutral training in cloud computing.

Your Ideal LMS. Have Your Cake And Eat It Too.

Gyrus

In modern business, we are afforded the ability to check and double check before selecting a product or service. Almost all LMS vendors will provide a demo or trial period for testing their product before your purchase.

The New Corporate Learning Ecosystem: Coexistence at Work

Talented Learning

Even if these new little cloud vendors offered more elegant features, they were not built to run in large-scale enterprise settings, so the chance of gaining a foothold was slim.

2017 eLearning Predictions: Updated Hype Curve

Web Courseworks

The presence of VR on the upward-sloping part of the curve was demonstrated at this year’s DevLearn conference, where a number of vendors were demonstrating VR-based experiences. Self-service BI software has democratized data visualization.

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

eFront

If instead of running your own mail server on your data center, you use some third party online mail provider like Gmail or Fastmail, then you are already making use of Cloud services. With Private Cloud services, you get: – Dedicated server hardware for your applications.