Oracle Buys Acme Packet

CLO Magazine

The combination of Oracle and Acme Packet is expected to accelerate the migration to all-IP networks by enabling secure and reliable communications from any device, across any network. 4 Oracle announced it has acquired Acme Packet, a provider of session border control technology, for $29.25 The company’s services are deployed by more than 1,900 service providers and enterprises globally, including 89 of the world’s top 100 communications companies.

LMSs, TMs and HCMs

eLearning 24-7

True, HR at some companies provide “training”, but I have found it is always better to have the two entities as separate departments. Oracle then followed suit by acquiring SuccessFactors who had acquired Plateau in the past. Oracle in short fashion soon made an announcement that employee recruitment, training and management tools would merge with Fusion, which is a Human Capital management software. And now a brief announcement: Shocking news!

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Profile of a learning architect: Bill Sawyer

Clive on Learning

Bill Sawyer, who works in curriculum development within the highly-technical and fast-moving environment of Oracle. Bill is currently Senior Manager of Applications Technology Curriculum for Oracle, based in Orlando, Florida.

Learning Leaders, Get Used to Disruption

CLO Magazine

The big ERP vendors, such as Workday, Oracle, LinkedIn and SAP have all moved in this direction as well. Workday’s new learning platform is essentially a video delivery system; Oracle’s new video learning platform is a YouTube-like system; and SAP JAM was originally designed for video sharing.

More Employee-centric Talent Management in 2017

CLO Magazine

An employee centric workplace is a workplace that provides incentive and opportunities for growth and advancement for the employees,” said Tanya Bakalov, founder and CEO of talent development software provider BetterSkills.

Specializing in the ELearning Industry


Instructional designers do well to be the specialist provider for a specific type of training. I recall one instructional designer that I worked with who specialized in Oracle UPK.

What Does the Modern Learner Look Like?

CLO Magazine

If learning leaders want to capture and keep employees’ attention, they’ll need to provide a relevant and immersive learning experience using the latest digital tools and platforms. Gretchen Alarcon is vice president for human capital management strategy for Oracle.

LMS State of Affairs

eLearning 24-7

Fastest growing verticals – Healthcare/Medical care, Content Providers, Technology, Education (K-12, first and foremost, then HE). Market with high revenue potential, yet has minimal competition – Content providers, B2B – unique angle – many systems do not understand the space, nor have a system that truly delivers what these markets need. It can provide a modern UI and all the nuggets that go with it. 620 and counting. . Learning Systems.

Latest Negative E-Learning Trends

eLearning 24-7

The point of it all, is that this negative trend skews the data out of the gate and your results on future depth will provide you with erroneous information, especially as part of a gap analysis for future learning and growth. Next Taleo got bought by Oracle. Trends.

The 70:20:10 L&D Model for Developing a High-Performing Workforce


It also provides a framework for improving and extending traditional training and learning into the workplace where: ‘70’ refers to ‘workplace learning’ and ‘performance support’. ‘20’ “Too many teachers see education as preparing kids for the past, not the future.”

#HRTECH Learning Vendors Preview – Who to see and who to avoid

eLearning 24-7

I mean it wasn’t the other way around, which was a plus, but on the other hand, you have a course provider buying an LMS vendor. The same course provider whose own LMS, Skillport is either a toss in (usually the case) or is sold to customers (I saw a contract where – Skillsoft charged the customer for it). Oracle Taleo. If you are an Oracle customer, you can interface or API with many LMS vendors in the market. Welcome, welcome all!

The Growing Role of Microlearning

CLO Magazine

Companies like Udacity, Udemy,, General Assembly and others grew as next-generation content providers. Learning organizations today are dealing with a lot of change.

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Top 50 LMS Report for 2016 – What you need to know (criteria, approach, and yeah some vendors)

eLearning 24-7

I identify the Big Dogs as SumTotal by Skillsoft (yes, that is the actual name), Cornerstone OnDemand, Saba, SucessFactors and Oracle Taleo (although, I ask myself who is using this and if you still are why?). Oracle Taleo – Seriously, either overhaul this thing or dump it and torch it. I feel bad for the folks who were, then thought Taleo would improve it, then Oracle. And BTW, nearly every LMS can interface with Oracle products.

Make Your Software Training Handy with These 10 Job-aids

CommLab India

To this end, providing performance support is as important as providing formal training. Flowcharts provide employees a brief overview of the new business processes and their role in the new scheme of things.

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How do you measure how training creates value? – The 7 learning principles

Learning Wire

Phillips identifies several intangibles: leadership, innovation, creativity, teamwork, quality of service, reputation, intellectual capital… which happen to be some of the key values of companies such as Coca Cola, Boeing, Oracle and Novartis.

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. Provide pre-built connection APIs that can be used to automate many of the integrations outlined in this section.

Gamification: How Gamification Benefits Corporate Learning

Designing Digitally

Gamification provides engaging and effective learning experiences to corporate learners that actually demonstrate positive results. . Game-based learning provides numerous benefits over traditional classroom or basic e-learning. It provides a healthy competition between the employees.

Basic tools for e-learning students


The most popular one, used in numerous LMS systems to provide functionality such as built-in video chat or collaborative whiteboards, is Adobe’s Flash, with (Oracle’s) Java coming in a distant second.

Profile of a learning architect: Julie Wedgwood

Clive on Learning

In January 2008, Julie Wedgwood commenced working with the Cheshire ICT Service, which provides support for 10,500 National Health Service employees across the county of Cheshire in the UK.

Why MOODLE Is the Most Widely Used LMS

CommLab India

The developers of MOODLE provide full access to its code and do not charge users if they use their product for non-commercial purposes. Even the cost of hiring third party providers to set up and customize MOODLE turns out to be lesser than a proprietary LMS.

Why MOODLE Is the Best Course Management Software

CommLab India

Even the cost of hiring third party providers to set up and customize MOODLE turns out to be less than a proprietary CMS. MOODLE can be integrated with various enterprise platforms such as SAP, Oracle, Workday, SalesForce, SugarCRM and so on.

Building Convenience Stores for Learning

Social Learning

They quickly and conveniently give learners access to content and support by providing—. Fortunately, systems like Oracle eBusiness Suite and SAP are becoming much more flexible.

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The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

Talented Learning

Trying to proactively dislodge Cornerstone, SumTotal, Saba, SuccessFactors or Oracle as a business model is a fool’s errand. In 2017, the aim is to provide the best solution in a well-defined niche.

B2B Top Five LMSs

eLearning 24-7

Resellers who are part of your business learning network – maybe you provide them courses on how to sell your product. Content Providers – the fastest growing B2B right now in e-learning; best or most amazingly of all – it can be just one person who has created a course (content) and then has their own clients who purchase the course or courses to provide to their own employees; the days of large content providers as the only option is gone.

Hello from Our New VP of Partnerships and Distribution Strategy


Innovative companies such as SuccessFactors / SAP , Taleo / Oracle , Saba , SilkRoad are enabling companies to deeply integrate employee learning and skill development with other aspects of Human Resource Management (and generating billions of dollars of value in the process).

2016 LMS Market Trends, Observations and Predictions

Talented Learning

To address the culture shift, hundreds of learning technology providers are taking bold and unprecedented leaps and are creating net new opportunities in the market. The barrier of entry for new LMS providers and new LMS buyers has never been lower. #7

#10 to #1 LMSs of 2012

eLearning 24-7

At one time a true freebie – they still offer a stripped down version, their new fee based system provides enough oomph to make anyone go “Wow” Features include: The standards – i.e. my 90/10, whereas 90% of the features are the same in the majority of systems in the space.

LMS Discovery Call – Book Excerpt (my book)

eLearning 24-7

Since you are no longer going to be blasting away RFPs based on web sites or what your Oracle told you to do, a call with each vendor of interest is necessary prior to any further steps. . There is no reason to provide such information. The moment you provide that little bit of data, you have just given away the gold and oh, any leverage you might have had. This doesn’t mean they are going to be nasty, rather, they are going to provide only so much information. .

LMS Discovery Call – Book Excerpt (my book)

eLearning 24-7

Since you are no longer going to be blasting away RFPs based on web sites or what your Oracle told you to do, a call with each vendor of interest is necessary prior to any further steps. . There is no reason to provide such information. The moment you provide that little bit of data, you have just given away the gold and oh, any leverage you might have had. This doesn’t mean they are going to be nasty, rather, they are going to provide only so much information. .

Top 10 Cloud myths busted, pt. 2


In this model, the Cloud provider just gives you virtual (cloud-based) servers, and you get to manage them and build whatever you want with them, in the same way you would with physical collocated boxes. Mythology. We use to think of it as something ancient societies did.

5 Must-Have LMS Integrations for Commercial Training Companies

Talented Learning

What is the best learning platform for a commercial training provider? They must provide a learning experience that feels as convenient, comfortable, personalized and trustworthy as popular online storefronts like Amazon or Netflix.

5 E-Learning Forecasts for 2012

eLearning 24-7

You simply hook it up to a computer and it provides a Kinect-like experience. My take is that some systems with such features, perceive there is a market of those who are not interested in such solutions from Oracle, SAP, Peoplesoft, Lawson or Workday. Every year, I identify five trends that I am seeing in the industry as a whole, and forecast on where they will be heading throughout the year. In 2011, I saw quite a few items that resonated.

How Social Learning is Powering Up Today’s Workplaces


He also provides his advice on the elements that need to be included while developing a social learning strategy. THE QUOTE. “ Learning would be exceedingly laborious, not to mention hazardous, if people had to rely solely on the effects of their own actions to inform them what to do.

How to have a Happy Ending to Your ERP System Implementation Story

Social Learning

Implementing an ERP system – whether it’s SAP, Oracle eBusiness Suite, Microsoft Dynamics AX – is a big, hairy deal. Ensuring that end users learn the new system, embrace it as part of their daily work routine, and use it effectively is a daunting task.

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When Social means Business …

Learning Cafe

Although not yet confirmed, it comes hot on the heels of other social media buy outs such as snapping up Buddy Media for close to $700 million to complement its existing Chatter social media platform; Oracle adding Collective Intellect and Vitrue to its portfolio of social media-related acquisitions and SAP acquiring Ariba for $4.3 Social networking provided the means to connect in peer support groups where they shared ideas, sales tactics and work life balance strategies.

9 Warning Signs You Need a Sales Training Overhaul


All reps need it, but an ineffective sales training class provides little more than the kind of time-suck reps can hardly afford. Be coached and provided with ongoing reinforcement to sustain that improvement. The programs were too long, didn’t provide me with value.

Authoring Tool Market – What I am seeing

eLearning 24-7

The leaders in the video recording via a DV camera or mobile device – smartphone and tablet are the video learning platform providers. At one time you needed the Oracle to tell you where the future was heading. The magic 8 ball is a fun item to use. Sure, you have the same probability of forecasting by tossing a penny in the air, but for some folks the magic 8 ball is a soothsayer. For my forecasts, the magic 8 ball does not apply.