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Waban, MA - May 16, 2017 - Temkin Group announces the launch of a new division, the Customer Experience (CX) Institute (CXInstitute.com). This new unit offers online training that provides large numbers of employees with the skills, knowledge, and mindset they need for their organizations to become more customer-centric.
Temkin Group has found that the customer experience that a company delivers is a reflection of its overall culture, which drives the actions and behaviors of employees. As a result, many CX transformation efforts often fail because workforces are resistant to change. To become more customer-centric, organizations must shift the way their employees think and act.
CX institute is focused on overcoming this obstacle. Its online training is designed to engage all levels of leaders, from first-line supervisors to executives, regardless how much they currently know about customer experience. The training combines Temkin Group's deep expertise in driving customer-centric transformation with leading-edge eLearning design techniques.
"Any organization that is trying to become more customer-centric needs to create a shift in mindset across its employees," states Bruce Temkin, Managing Partner of Temkin Group. "The CX institute can help 100s or 1,000s of employees understand the importance of being customer-centric, and recognize their personal roles in the transformation."
CX Institute will initially have two areas of offerings:
Corporate Training. Organizations can license training for 100s or 1,000s of employees. Temkin Group will tailor its learning journeys, or companies can license its SCORM compatible eLearning modules to use within their learning management systems (LMS).
Individual Training. Individuals can purchase access to specific learning journeys and access the training immediately at CXInstitute.com.
For more information about the CX Institute, visit CXInstitute.com. Or read more about it from the blog, Customer Experience Matters®, at ExperienceMatters.wordpress.com.
For more information about Temkin Group, visit http://www.TemkinGroup.com.
About Temkin Group: Temkin Group is widely recognized as a leading customer experience research and consulting firm. Many of the world's largest brands rely on its insights and advice to steer their transformational journeys. Temkin Group combines customer experience thought leadership with a deep understanding of the dynamics of organizations to help accelerate results. Rather than layering on cosmetic changes, Temkin Group helps companies embed practices within their culture by building four critical competencies: Purposeful Leadership, Employee Engagement, Compelling Brand Values, and Customer Connectedness. The firm's ongoing research identifies leading and emerging best practices across a wide range of activities for engaging the hearts and minds of customers, employees, and partners. For more information, contact Bruce Temkin at 617-916-2075 or send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Bruce Temkin: Bruce Temkin is widely recognized as a customer experience thought leader and is Customer Experience Transformist and Managing Partner of Temkin Group. He is also the author of a very popular blog, Customer Experience Matters (ExperienceMatters.wordpress.com). Prior to forming Temkin Group, he was a VP at Forrester Research for 12 years. Bruce is a highly demanded speaker who consistently receives high marks for his content-rich, entertaining keynote addresses. He is also the co-founder and Emeritus Chair of the Customer Experience Professionals Association (CXPA.org), a global non-profit organization dedicated to the advancement of customer experience management.
Customer Experience Matters is a registered trademark of Temkin Group.
Needham, MA and Minneapolis, MN - May 16, 2017 - Allego, the leading mobile video sales learning platform, and Wilson Learning, a global leader in sales and leadership effectiveness solutions for the Global 2000, Fortune 500 and emerging organizations worldwide, today announced a strategic partnership that will enable customers of both companies to access a far wider range of continuous learning solutions. Under the partnership, Wilson Learning will make Allego’s platform available to customers and prospects seeking an automated, mobile-first approach to their sales learning capabilities, while Allego will offer its users a gateway to Wilson Learning’s extensive portfolio of learning solutions.
Wilson Learning interacts regularly with organizations seeking to drive results by inspiring, developing and transforming their greatest investment – their people. As those companies look for more opportunities to optimize their sales enablement and training processes, Allego works logically with Wilson Learning as a proven, flexible platform for reinforcing critical knowledge, providing access to coaching and sharing best practices. Likewise, Allego users are committed to the goal of continuous learning and will benefit from access to Wilson Learning’s work-class solutions in sales and leadership effectiveness.
“The Allego platform and the learning solutions that we bring to our clients are highly complementary,” said Ed Emde, President of Wilson Learning. “Allego has developed a highly flexible, mobile-ready platform that touches customers across the spectrum of sales learning, from curriculum to just-in-time to reinforcement. The organizations that we engage with recognize the advantages of mobile video learning and coaching within the sales enablement process and we look forward to introducing Allego to those that can best use its platform. ”
“Training done right is a continuous process that involves reinforcement and coaching for knowledge retention and sales performance improvement,” said Tim Kasida, strategic partnership executive, Allego. “We are excited to enter this relationship with Wilson Learning for the value they bring to our customers throughout their integrated learning journeys.”
About Wilson Learning
Wilson Learning Worldwide is a global leader in Human Performance Improvement solutions for the Global 2000, Fortune 500 and emerging organizations worldwide. Serving clients in 50 countries and incorporating 30 languages, the company creates synergy between people and business strategy through an extensive range of world-class solutions in sales, leadership, and individual effectiveness. Wilson Learning is committed to aligning solutions with clients’ priorities to increase performance impact and drive business results.
Allego’s sales learning platform boosts sales performance by harnessing the power of mobile to transform enablement and training through video content sharing. With Allego’s mobile-first platform, organizations can create and curate the best content from the field and corporate office to better train and collaborate with distributed sales teams, without the time and expense typically associated with in-field coaching or on-site training. Users can easily access relevant, quality content, anytime, anywhere, allowing them to capture their best ideas, master their pitch and accelerate their performance. Tens of thousands of global users across a range of industries have adopted Allego to improve sales success. Explore further at www.allego.com.
Riyadh, Saudi Arabia - May 18, 2017 - LEORON Institute, one of GCC’s leading training providers, just signed a MoU with BAE Systems SDT, a Saudi subsidiary of Britain’s BAE Systems, one of the foremost multinational defense, security, and aerospace companies.
The MoU, which was signed at the beginning of the CERTX International Conference and Exhibition for Professional Certification, have committed to a partnership in providing globally certified programs in Management and Leadership, Project Management, Corporate Finance, and HR Development.
Arben Jusufi, general manager at LEORON, was keen on the idea that a recent collaboration will help the region’s professional growth. Moreover, Jusufi added, the strategy aligns with Saudi’s 2030 objectives.
“By signing this MoU between BAE Systems SDT and LEORON PDI, we’re pleased to state that we’re paving the way for the forthcoming growth of professional development in the region, aligned with the Kingdom’s Vision 2030 objectives. Our partnership will strengthen the presence of certified programs in management and leadership, project management, corporate finance, as well as HR development. Subsequently, our collaboration here at the CERTX conference should give an extra push to this effort.”
Starting this October, the two institutes will be offering some of the leading programs in the aforementioned fields, such as PMI’s project management courses and CIPD’s HR programs.
“We’re very excited to enter this agreement with BAE Systems SDT. This partnership will not only benefit our mutual interests as training providers, but also build a strong learning platform to high number of professionals in need of high quality international certification programs. Our joint offering will include programs by international institutes such as PMI, ILM, CIMA and IIA, as well the renowned CIPD programs in KSA. We are looking forward to a successful start,” stated Dr. Khalid Al-Tawil, board member at LEORON.
An alignment with Saudi’s Vision 2030 seems to be a focal point for both Institutes. BAE System’s CEO, Dr. Abdulatif Al Shaikh reconfirmed this.
“We all in Saudi Arabia share the same dream which is the Kingdom’s vision 2030. That is why we need to overcome the challenges we used to face before. Training should not be treated as a reward and that was one of the biggest challenges. Government entities put high budget for training but they did not accomplish the equation. That is why; it ended up with no benefit. However, with the drive and the objectives of vision 2030, we became more able to specify this right equation which is mainly providing the right training at the right time for the right person with the right certification. I believe that both public and private sectors are fully supporting that,” said Dr. Al Shaikh.
Built upon the strong experience in the manufacturing sector, which its founders developed in Sweden during the 90’s global expansion, LEORON evolved into the dominant training institute that offers a comprehensive set of training and development solutions.
Today, LEORON is globally recognized as one of the leading educational providers of American and International certification programs.
ABOUT LEORON: LEORON’s training programs offer a comprehensive suite of knowledge that is accredited by relevant industry institutions. Locally accredited by KHDA and TVTC, whereas our list of global partners includes APICS, APMG International, AFP, IIA, ASQ, PMI, HRCI, IFMA, IABFM, CAIA, CISI, GARP, IACCM, ILM and many more.
To learn more about the LEORON PDI or how you can become involved in LEORON certification programs in your city, please contact Gent Mehmeti at email@example.com or visit LEORON’s website at www.leoron.com
ABOUT BAE Systems Saudi Development and Training (SDT) – BAE SYSTEMS SDT was first established back in 1994 as part of the Saudi Economic Offset Program. The company is committed to supporting the unique potential of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia through our world class training, development and capability solutions.
Delivering a range of internationally-recognized accredited qualifications, we are rapidly expanding our portfolio of training and development packages to deliver unique solutions that offer long-term benefits to the Kingdom’s industries and people.
To learn more about the BAE SYSTEMS SDT please go to www.baesystemssdt.com or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
San Francisco, CA - May 17, 2017 - CreativeLive, the world’s premium creative and entrepreneurial education platform featuring classes from the world’s top experts – Pulitzer-, Grammy-, and Oscar-winners, New York Times best-selling authors, thought leaders and industry influencers – today announces they have raised a $25 million round of funding led by GSV Acceleration, and joined by new investors REV Venture Partners and Jared Leto. Existing investors Greylock Partners, Social Capital, Richard Branson and Creative Artists Agency also participated in the round, bringing CreativeLive’s total raise to date to $58.8 million.
With 10 million students and more than 3 billion minutes of video education consumed by students worldwide, CreativeLive will use the funds for continued growth of their consumer business, to accelerate innovation around their live and on-demand video platform, and to scale their new enterprise offering.
“We were thrilled to join with world class investors like Greylock and Social Capital in supporting CreativeLive and its team as the company moves to deliver an enterprise offering," said Deborah Quazzo, Founding Partner at GSV Acceleration, a venture firm focused on the learning and talent sector.
The company is already working in various capacities with Adobe, Microsoft, GoPro and Red Bull, among others. “When we started looking for an online learning provider for the creative + image making part of our business it was clear that the best platform was CreativeLive,” said Charlie Pinder of Red Bull Media House. “They provide us with a selection of courses accessible to our team around the world. And we’ve even worked with them to create custom content focused on the unique attributes of the Red Bull brand. No stone has been left unturned and the results have been fantastic. We are very much looking forward to continuing this relationship for years to come.”
CreativeLive recognizes that forward-thinking companies are using employee education not just in the classic learning and development capacity, but as a perk for their staff and for enabling more creative and well-rounded employees and teams.
"The future favors people and companies that can create, innovate, and design the best products, services and experiences,” said Chase Jarvis, Founder and CEO of CreativeLive. “Creative skills, design thinking and a growth mindset were once thought to be 'nice to haves,’ whereas today we know that they are key attributes for success. We’re excited to be working with GSV to expand our enterprise offering and continue delivering aspirational learning to today’s modern working environment.”
CreativeLive is the world’s leading creative and entrepreneurial education platform. More than 10 million students have consumed more than 3 billion minutes of video via their online classrooms. Featuring classes in all aspects of design, photography, video, music, and entrepreneurship, CreativeLive sits at the intersection of the future of work, the future of creativity, and the future of education. Their roster of teachers draws from the world’s top experts: Pulitzer-, Grammy-, Oscar-winners, New York Times bestselling authors, thought leaders and legendary entrepreneurs.
Launched in 2010, CreativeLive now reaches students in every country on the planet every month, and has created more than 1,500 classes, 25,000 lessons and over 10,000 hours of highly-curated HD video education since its inception. A combination of live and pre-recorded classes allows never-before access to the best teachers and a global community of students. Live classes allow free, real-time interaction with these experts and students, and pre-recorded videos allow students to learn at their own pace.
Raleigh, NC - May 18, 2017 - Training Industry has announced its 2017 Content Development Companies Watch List, as part of its mission to continually monitor the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies.
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Selection to the 2017 Content Development Companies Watch List was based on the following criteria:
Industry visibility, innovation and impact
Capability to develop and deliver multiple types of content
Company size and growth potential
Depth and breadth of subject matter expertise
Quality of clients
“This year’s Watch List includes an exciting group of companies pushing the development of new programs to deliver impactful improvements in employee performance. Each of these organizations has impressive capabilities that can improve employee learning in corporations around the world.”
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About Training Industry, Inc.
Training Industry spotlights the latest news, articles, case studies and best practices within the training industry, and publishes annual Top 20 and Watch List reports covering many sectors of interest to the corporate training function. Our focus is on helping dedicated businesses and training professionals get the information, insight and tools needed to more effectively manage the business of learning.
Salt Lake City, UT - May 18, 2017 - Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC), a global firm specializing in organizational performance improvement, announced today that it has acquired Robert Gregory Partners, an executive coaching firm based in Dublin, Ohio, with offices in New York and Los Angeles, to provide add-on coaching services for FranklinCovey content and solutions delivered through the FranklinCovey All Access Pass™. The acquisition was finalized on May 15, 2017.
FranklinCovey’s All Access Pass provides unlimited access to FranklinCovey’s entire collection of best-in-class content. The Pass creates the ability to assemble, integrate, and deliver that content through an almost limitless combination of delivery modalities: live, live-online, on demand, and the integration of content into existing customer training offerings. The Pass has a cost-per-population trained which is less than or equal to that provided by single content/single modality providers. It will soon be globally accessible in 16 major languages through a state-of-the-art, secure, easy-to-use portal.
The Pass includes the services of Implementation Specialists, experts in FranklinCovey content, to ensure client success. The pass also includes access to an array of affordable add-on services, including these newly acquired coaching services, to ensure customers execute on their key jobs-to-be-done. For more information on the FranklinCovey All Access Pass, please visit https://www.franklincovey.com/engage-with-us/all-access-pass.html.
Robert Gregory Partners is an innovative coaching firm with expertise in executive coaching, transition acceleration coaching, leadership development program-support coaching, implementation coaching, and consulting. Their revolutionary coaching methodology not only improves the performance of executives and leaders, but inspires and facilitates behavioral change throughout a client organization, resulting in the achievement of critical business objectives.
“We are really excited to have Robert Gregory Partners, the market leader in next generation coaching, join FranklinCovey,” said Bob Whitman, CEO, FranklinCovey. “In addition to the best-in-class offerings and tools offered through the All Access Pass, and our traditional consultant-facilitated training services, clients will now have access to world-class coaching services. The acquisition will combine the resources of Robert Gregory’s 60 coaches, and FranklinCovey’s worldwide network of hundreds of delivery consultants, many of whom will also be trained to provide coaching on FranklinCovey content utilizing the Robert Gregory coaching methodologies. This enables FranklinCovey Coaching to build the worldwide capability to deliver valuable add-on coaching services to reinforce the learning, retention, and execution of the content included in the All Access Pass.”
Gregory Ruf, Managing Partner, Robert Gregory Partners, said, “We are so pleased to become a part of FranklinCovey, which is known and so highly regarded globally. Our clients, which include many of the Fortune 1000, will continue to receive the same excellent service from our existing partners, employees, and coaches, and will also have access to the full range of world-class content available through FranklinCovey’s All Access Pass. Additionally, we look forward to leveraging FranklinCovey’s vast reach to build a truly global capability to help FranklinCovey clients achieve lasting impact. Our unique approach to coaching focuses not only on building the capabilities of the individual alone, but on advancing the strategic business objectives of the organization as a whole. Our prescriptive methodology and process allows our clients to achieve maximum, guaranteed results with every engagement.”
FranklinCovey will focus specifically on offering its clients the following services based on Robert Gregory Partners’ capabilities:
Learning Program Support Coaching
The company will provide coaching services to support clients in their implementation of the content included in the All Access Pass. This short-duration coaching is designed to significantly enhance and accelerate candidate development within a client’s development program. Research shows that adding coaching into a learning program increases retention of the learning and increases the application of that learning for long-term, positive behavior change.
The company will also provide one-on-one coaching for directors and C-suite executives, using a proprietary methodology and process, which combined with FranklinCovey content, can enable high-performing executives to take advantage of opportunities or overcome tough challenges, such as:
Executives who seek to boost their professional and personal growth through an aggressive, results-oriented program
Executives who are preparing for a critical succession move or who have recently moved into a key, new role
Executives with a leadership style or approach that is not producing desired results
Robert Gregory Partners will also continue to offer other services, including leadership development consulting, cohort coaching, and transition acceleration coaching and consulting.
ABOUT FRANKLIN COVEY CO.
Franklin Covey Co. (NYSE: FC) is a global, public company specializing in organizational performance improvement. We help organizations and individuals achieve results that require a change in human behavior. Our expertise is in seven areas: leadership, execution, productivity, trust, sales performance, customer loyalty and education. Franklin Covey clients have included 90 percent of the Fortune 100, more than 75 percent of the Fortune 500, thousands of small and mid-sized businesses, as well as numerous government entities and educational institutions. Franklin Covey has more than 100 direct and partner offices providing professional services in over 150 countries and territories.
New York, NY - May 22, 2017 - Global training provider International Institute for Learning, Inc. (IIL) announced today that it has acquired Orbital Training and Consulting. This acquisition will allow IIL to bolster its professional services and better serve its European clients.
For the past six years Orbital has provided high-impact corporate learning solutions focusing on Lean Thinking, Six Sigma, business process improvement, Project Management, Agile, PMO and soft skills. Orbital is an accredited/approved center for the Institute for Leadership and Management. It is also on the register of apprenticeship training providers, a UK government initiative to have 3 million apprenticeships established by 2020. Debbie Hughes, Orbital's founder and CEO, will take on her new responsibilities with IIL as the Managing Director of IIL Europe Ltd, based in London.
Hughes states, "I am here simply because of the visionary leadership of E. LaVerne Johnson, President, Founder and CEO of IIL. I loved setting up and running Orbital and I am delighted to bring this success back into the IIL family. I look forward to working with IIL's global teams and know that it will be valuable to everyone to merge our assets. LaVerne Johnson is a true inspiration – she is both a strong business leader and one who leads with compassion and empathy. I'm delighted to be working with her again in building a future of thinking differently and acting differently to create a new era of cutting edge client solutions."
Headquartered in New York City with wholly owned companies strategically located throughout the Americas, ASIAPAC, and EMEA, IIL works locally and globally with clients across a broad range of industries in the areas of Project, Program and Portfolio Management, Business Analysis, Microsoft® Project and Project Server, Lean Six Sigma, PRINCE2®, ITIL®, Agile and Scrum, Leadership and Interpersonal Skills, Sustainability and Corporate Social Responsibility.
Orbital has worked on many successful corporate innovation projects by building understanding, planning and management in evidenced, systematic and robust ways. This acquisition aligns perfectly with IIL's core values "Intelligence, Integrity and Innovation."
Johnson comments, "We are very excited about bringing the achievements of Orbital Training and Consulting to IIL. Orbital has done a lot of work around innovation that complements IIL's offerings. It's an excellent cultural fit for the two companies. Debbie Hughes will be a phenomenal asset to IIL and I am extremely pleased to have her running IIL Europe and working with our great global team members. Orbital's clients will now have full access to IIL's deep portfolio of services, products, and courses using our Many Methods of Learning™."
About IILIIL's commitment to improving organizational performance with Intelligence, Integrity and Innovation has made it a trusted learning partner to thousands of global companies -- in more than 150 countries and for over 25 years. Courses are also offered through IIL's university affiliate, the NYU School of Professional Studies (NYUSPS). Learn more at www.iil.com
Atlanta, GA - May 22, 2017 - DDI is bringing leadership development to your fingertips with the release of its new cloud-based digital leadership acceleration platform. The platform revolutionizes the corporate learning experience by providing a single online portal from which learners and trainers can access learning materials and tools anytime, anywhere, using any device.
The initial phase of the digital leadership acceleration platform is designed as an enhancement to DDI's classroom-based leadership development programs, including its award-winning Interaction Management® and Business Impact Leadership® learning systems. Learners will use the platform to readily complete and track course materials and access a wide range of interactive tools that will help them reinforce and apply their learning on the job. For trainers, the platform will lighten the administrative burden by enabling them to easily organize, distribute and manage course materials and tools both before and after training.
"The digital leadership acceleration platform represents a significant next step in our efforts to bring learning ever closer to the job," said Barry Stern, senior vice president, Accelerated Development Solutions, DDI. "We have been aggressively testing and refining the digital learning environment with our clients for quite some time and are encouraged by the strong positive market reaction to both the immediate and anticipated platform features and content."
Future phases of the platform will integrate DDI's world-renowned assessments into the learning experience, which will create personalized virtual learning journeys unprecedented in the learning and development industry. Based on the data gathered through the assessments, the future platform will deliver a set of development courses and learning tools that are tailored to help learners improve in the areas in which they need the most development and reinforce the skills that are most critical to their industry and job position.
"Today marks a pivotal day for the future of learning," said Tacy Byham, Ph.D., CEO of DDI. "As organizations strive to adapt to the fast-changing pace of business, our virtual leadership acceleration platform enables them to create a culture of learning that helps leaders quickly and efficiently gain new skills, just in time and just as they need them. The result will be a deeply effective learning experience that delivers a higher return on investment—both of time and money—than any other learning system on the market."
As the new platform brings the courses and tools into the virtual world, trainers will also be able to use data gathered from the platform to enhance the in-person classroom experience. With the knowledge of each participant's learning preferences, style and experience, facilitators will be able to deliver shorter, targeted sessions and strategically group participants who will be able to challenge and support one another's growth.
"When I came into my role and began evaluating our partnership with DDI, I was concerned that the company's approach was too traditional to meet the rapidly evolving needs of our leadership development function," said Amy Powell, vice president, Global Leadership and Associate Development, ADP. "I have been thrilled to discover that DDI is on an innovation journey developing the technology and content approach to support mass personalization, and that they were flexible and insightful about partnering with me and the broader organization to help us deliver with 'speed to need' as we leverage the depth and breadth of their offerings and global presence."
With decades of experience developing leaders, DDI's digital acceleration platform will take advantage of the latest advances in technology to drive leadership insights and growth without losing sight of the personal-touch that is crucial for developing critical interpersonal skills. Additional features currently undergoing rigorous market testing and development include on-demand coaching, data visualization reporting tools, additional languages and many other features designed to personalize and deepen the learning experience.
DDI is a global leadership company that helps organizations transform the way they hire, promote and develop leaders at every level. With more than 100 industrial & organizational psychologists on staff, DDI has dedicated itself to the science and practice of leadership since 1970. Clients include half of the Fortune 500 and multinationals in every industry across more than 90 countries. To find out more information about DDI's leadership expertise, visit www.ddiworld.com.
Salt Lake City, UT - May 16, 2017 - eLearning Brothers announced today a first in the training industry – Customizable Courseware. Customizable Courseware is a fully designed and developed training package that includes the eLearning source files, classroom materials and PowerPoint presentations. Two things differentiate the product from any other offering available today. First, the eLearning team gets the source files in all of the major authoring tools, and second, the classroom materials for instructor-led training (ILT) are bundled with the eLearning. No other company offers this package.
“Until now no one has given you the source files because companies are not willing to let the customers modify the material or change the IP. We are flipping this model on its head and are giving the user full control of what the end product looks likes. You can buy ‘canned courseware’ but then you are constrained to what someone else thought was best for your company. With this offering, you get to decide which parts to keep and which to make your own,” said Andrew Scivally, Co-founder and CEO of eLearning Brothers.
eLearning Brothers crafted these courses to be both simple to edit and comprehensive in their content. These courses can be used as-is or even more importantly, teams of instructional designers, copywriters, graphic designers, and eLearning developers created this courseware to get training professionals 90% of the way to a course. The first Customizable Courseware library to launch is the Professional Soft Skills Library, which will be followed shortly by the Sales Skills Training Library. The topics in this library include:
Creative Problem Solving
Handling a Difficult Customer
“Whether you’re a fast-growing company that needs a top tier, out-of-the-box training for your new millennial employees or a business that just purchased an LMS and needs to start a new training program, our Customizable Courseware provides everything you will need,” said Curtis Morley, President/Chief Growth Officer of eLearning Brothers.
Another differentiator is the supporting material for each course. In the past, if you wanted to do a Blended Learning Solution, you could buy a canned eLearning course and create your own handouts, PowerPoint, and classroom material. The Professional Soft Skills library comes bundled with all supporting material to make a completely blended solution. Each course in the library includes:
Full Course Projects (built in Adobe® Captivate, Trivantis® Lectora, and Articulate® Storyline)
Graphic Source Files
Getting Started Guide
Instructor-Led Training (ILT)
Facilitator Guide (Microsoft® Word)
ILT PowerPoint Presentation (Microsoft® PowerPoint)
Participant Workbook (Microsoft® Word)
Quiz Questions (built in Adobe® Captivate, Trivantis® Lectora, and Articulate® Storyline)
Supplemental Materials and Job Aid
Getting Started Guide
This solution helps eLearning Brothers focus on providing the full spectrum of learning solutions for content developers and training professionals.
To find more about the customizable courseware visit http://elearningbrothers.com/customizable-courseware.
About eLearning Brothers
eLearning Brothers is on a mission to create “eLearning Rockstars” by providing the planet’s largest and most interactive library of assets for rapid eLearning content development. eLearning Brothers is also creating award-winning custom eLearning and now has the only customizable courseware available.
London, U.K. and San Francisco, CA - May 23, 2017 - StaffConnect Group, provider of the world’s leading enterprise mobile employee engagement platform, today announced it has secured over $1 million in seed financing from Finance South East and a strategic list of angel investors. The company will utilize the funding to fuel further product innovation and global expansion as it capitalizes on the multi-billion dollar employee engagement market.
According to a Gartner study, 87 percent of global employees across 142 countries feel disengaged in their jobs. In the U.S. alone, Gallup estimates that disengaged employees cost the nation’s economy $450 billion to $550 billion. Yet companies with effective communications that improve employee engagement have been shown to deliver 47 percent higher shareholder returns. Despite these realities, many companies lack the technology solutions they need to communicate effectively with employees, including the 80 percent of employees globally who are considered “Non-Desk Employees” (NDEs) and work offsite.
StaffConnect not only provides a platform by which to seamlessly communicate to employees, but even more importantly, one by which employees can communicate back – enabling the employee to have a voice and be heard. In this way, employees become engaged and have the opportunity to provide invaluable feedback that improves business processes and productivity – and ultimately, the end customer experience and bottom-line profitability.
The platform—which offers a next-generation “mobile intranet” to engage all employees regardless of location—is one of few mobile-first solutions available that effectively tackles the huge proportion of non desk employees (NDEs) in the global workforce.
The company is experiencing strong quarter over quarter growth with enterprise customers in EMEA, North America, and AsiaPAC, as well as key growth in the manufacturing, healthcare, and non-profit industries.
In addition to the new funding, StaffConnect has also named Justin Barnes as its Chairman of the Board. Barnes is a managing partner at the venture capital company Elixir Ventures and cofounded a series of market-leading global companies. His proven track record in building successful start-up and fast-growth environments will be an invaluable resource for the company as it builds on its next phase of product innovation and growth.
“There is a huge disconnect between companies and how they communicate with their employees resulting in a fragmented, disengaged workforce,” said Justin Barnes. “Solving this problem is now a top priority for the C-suite and other senior executives. The benefit of hearing directly from those on the front-lines – doing the daily work, interacting with customers, is immeasurable. Actually, it is measurable – via high staff retention rates, as well as revenue and bottom-line profit. I am delighted with the opportunity to join and contribute to the already enviable level of domain expertise on the StaffConnect board as we chart the next phase of growth in the white hot employee engagement market.”
“Financing from our strategic investors together with our strong global customer growth are key proof points that we are solving a critical business pain point – one that has been a major challenge to large enterprises until now,” said Bulent Osman, founder and CEO, StaffConnect. “I am thrilled to have Justin join us as Chairman as we continue to innovate and implement our mobile-first platform around the world. StaffConnect delivers measurable value to large enterprises by empowering their employees to effectively interact, share and collaborate which increases employee productivity and customer satisfaction.”
StaffConnect delivers the world’s leading enterprise, mobile employee engagement platform. StaffConnect’s solution transforms the employee experience by enabling large organisations to connect, communicate and engage their entire workforce, especially remote, non-desk employees. The customer-branded mobile app gives employees ‘a voice’, with access to company and user-generated content to increase loyalty and productivity. The cloud-hosted platform empowers employers to target that content, with analytics, to deepen engagement with everyone. From offices in London and San Francisco, StaffConnect’s domain experts support large customers from all around the world that are driving workforce performance to enhance the customer experience and build shareholder value. For further information, please visit: www.StaffConnectApp.com.
San Francisco, CA - May 24, 2017 - Reflektive, the performance management platform, today debuted a collection of new features and administrative toolsets that empower employees and HR teams to foster an enterprise-wide culture of feedback. Designed to democratize feedback and put performance management in the hands of employees and their managers, Reflektive’s latest upgrades help businesses invest in what’s most important – their people.
The new features build on Reflektive’s intuitive user experience and are designed for ease of use and sustained employee engagement. These additions include Team Recognition, Real-Time Feedback filtering, a redesigned user interface and WalkMe™-powered in-app tutorials for seamless onboarding and new feature training across Reflektive’s performance management suite.
Today, Reflektive also announced the launch of Targeted Reviews and Adaptive-Check-Ins, the industry’s first review and check-in solution to target personalized assessment content based on department, team, region and more, slashing time-to-launch and costly customization resources for enterprise-wideperformance management.
To date, Reflektive has partnered with 300+ customers to identify what it takes to retain top talent and help all employees improve in the modern workplace, and as a result, developed an innovative solution that integrates continuous feedback, goal management, check-ins, and reviews. As a next-gen partner in the performance management evolution process, Reflektive helps businesses innovate on or move away from traditional annual reviews.
"MEC is dedicated to building a culture that thrives. When we were looking for a performance management solution for our 5,000 global employees, we selected Reflektive because it was intuitive, flexible, and importantly, it’s mobile-enabled," said Marie-Claire Barker, Chief Talent Officer, MEC, a WPP Company. "We wanted to drive a culture of feedback and recognition because by giving people feedback, they’re going to be empowered to impact their own growth. Our employees across the globe -- from Mumbai to Los Angeles – have been pleased with how easy it is to give and receive feedback in real-time on the Reflektive platform."
"Peer feedback and recognition fuel the culture we are creating and are the key to engaging and retaining the incredible people that have built the company," said David Razon, Director of People Experience, Instacart. "Reflektive is our partner in this and was the natural choice to help us weave performance management into the way we work, making sure every one of us is learning and growing along with Instacart."
"Our company is very focused on living our values. This means investing in our employees' growth and success," said Julie Hetzler, Director of Org Effectiveness, Evolent Health. "Reflektive has helped to enable our high-performance organization through quarterly goal-setting, real-time feedback, and check-ins that are impactful yet easy to use for our talent team members, leaders, and employees that will scale as we grow."
To help companies better achieve their performance management goals, Reflektive today announced the following product enhancements:
UX 2.0: Offers a new user experience with a streamlined interface, advanced social feedback functionality, and WalkMe™-powered in-app product training, making Reflektive even easier to use for employees.
Team Recognition: Enables employees and managers to recognize teams (in addition to individuals) for collaboration and contributions.
Feedback Filtering: Allows HR leaders to display feedback based on department, region, and team to ensure the recognition displayed is highly relevant to enhance collaboration.
Adaptive Check-Ins: Automatically integrates goals into quarterly Check-Ins and surfaces objectives from Reflektive’s Goal Management solution.
Targeted Reviews: Allows HR to quickly create and deploy multiple robust reviews and check-ins directly from Reflektive’s web-based application. Personalize content based on department, team, region and more, to easily deploy relevant assessments at scale.
"People, not companies, create value," said Rajeev Behera, CEO, Reflektive. "Our product evolution is based on that philosophy, driven by partnerships with our global customer network. Through that, we have learned that employees and HR leaders feel disconnected when it comes to managing their growth and success. Reflektive’s new features and solutions are designed to solve that problem and empower employees and HR teams to take charge of their performance management processes."
For more information, visit http://www.reflektive.com/products
Reflektive, the performance management platform, is an innovative, employee-centric suite dedicated to talent development and employee success. Based on the principle “Invest in your employees and they will invest in you,” the Reflektive suite features integrated performance touchpoints including Real-Time Recognition and Feedback (Gmail, Outlook, and Apple Mail plug-in), Agile Goal Management, Performance Reviews, and Coaching Check-Ins. Reflektive is loved by employees, HR teams and executives alike, with over 300 customers worldwide including Comcast, MEC (a WPP Company), Pinterest, Instacart, TED, University of California, and Nutanix. Founded in 2014 and based in San Francisco, Calif., Reflektive has raised $42M from Lightspeed Venture Partners and Andreessen Horowitz. For more information, visitwww.reflektive.com, connect with Reflektive on Facebook or follow @Reflektive on Twitter.
London, U.K. - May 25, 2017 - Qlearsite, a British HR technology company that builds People Analytics software used for advanced statistical analyses of employee data, today announced that it has raised $7.7m with Summa Digital, the big data platform recently established by Summa Equity.
Funds from the investment will be dedicated to extending the machine learning capabilities of Qlearsite's technologies as well as accelerating recruitment of key appointments to their London team. Plans include a move to a new, larger office to accommodate Qlearsite's expected growth.
Qlearsite is the pioneer of 'Organisational Science'; a proprietary approach to People Analytics and a set of machine learning technologies that are used by some of the world's best known employers to improve their organisations and working practices.
"We believe that People Analytics will be the single biggest enabler of competitive advantage for any modern business. Successful companies will scientifically optimise their organisations so that the people that work within them are happier, more productive and deliver better customer service. Qlearsite has spent the last few years building the foundational technology to enable this vision," said, Alex Borekull, Co-Founder of Qlearsite.
Alongside the investment, Qlearsite will be working with Summa Digital to build meaningful links with other big data analytics portfolio companies and other experts. Christian Melby of Summa Equity has joined the Qlearsite Board alongside Ivar Kroghrud, a successful serial entrepreneur and investor.
Christian Melby, Partner at Summa Equity, said, "Hiring the right people and making them thrive is a key value driver and crucial for the performance of any business. Companies worldwide are becoming increasingly aware of this strong connection between commercial success and proper management of employees, and thereby the value potential in being able to perform proper analysis on HR data. Qlearsite is at the forefront of this movement."
QLEARSITE AND ORGANISATIONAL SCIENCE
Qlearsite's technology is capable of analysing 'any and all' employee data, including the unique ability to incorporate unstructured, text based data into powerful automated statistical models capable of predicting future employee behaviours.
Qlearsite software have in-built knowledge of employee data and incorporate the latest advances in machine learning research. As a result, Qlearsite provides far deeper and more sophisticated People Analytics insights, with a significantly faster time to setup, than was previously possible.
Partnering with some of the world's best known employers to apply the Organisational Science approach and set of technologies, Qlearsite has helped its customers to improve working conditions, lower employment costs and increase productivity.
QLEARSITE TECHNOLOGY APPLIED TO SURVEYING
Because of Qlearsite's ability to read and understand language found in very large unstructured datasets, a new employee surveying offering will soon be launched.
Capable of benchmarking culture, motivation and other intangible assets, the surveying offering will enable employers to measure and optimise the 'soft skills' within their businesses.
Qlearsite already provides surveying to selected large scale employers and is preparing for a wider market launch to employers of over 500 people beginning in June 2017.
FOUNDERS OF QLEARSITE, SAID:
Peter Clark, Co-Founder of Qlearsite, said, "People Analytics is an extremely fast growing HR discipline and if anything, that growth is set to accelerate. As the pioneers of Organisational Science, we are helping to define and push People Analytics to the furthest limits of what is computationally possible.
By placing the knowledge and techniques of Organisational Science within a set of intelligent technologies, we are making this extremely powerful analytical approach available to all employers who recognise the value of their people."
Alex Borekull, Co-Founder of Qlearsite, said, "This investment reflects the importance of People Analytics and its huge potential to transform businesses and organisations. At Qlearsite we are working to make this essential discipline ubiquitous in all modern companies.
Summa Equity and their new Summa Digital big data platform share our vision and can help us significantly accelerate our development. This investment allows us to grow and fulfil our ambitions."
CHRISTIAN MELBY, PARTNER OF SUMMA EQUITY, SAID:
"Qlearsite is at the forefront of People Analytics with their Organisational Science approach, helping companies to get a deep understanding of what influences their organisation, its people and how to improve performance. Their solution is state of the art within this field, and allows users to perform complete analysis that answers the most critical questions for any organisation. The products have proven to be highly competitive, providing important insights that allow customers to make the right priorities in creating stronger organisations, thereby gaining competitive advantages and avoiding unnecessary costs."
Qlearsite, founded in March 2015, is a UK-based technology company which provides some of the world's largest and best known companies with analytics software built for employee 'big data'. Our industry is called 'People Analytics' and we describe ourselves as 'Organisational Scientists'.
Currently located in Old Street London, Qlearsite will employ more than 40 people in 2017 and anticipates significant further recruitment in 2018 to help meet growing demand. Qlearsite is built by people who are all either talented Technologists, Data Scientists or Organisation Experts.
For more information please go to http://www.qlearsite.com.
Summa Equity was formed in 2016 by partners with a shared vision of building a leading specialised private equity firm in the Nordic lower mid-market, positioned to capture the investment opportunity provided by the thematic megatrends expected to drive growth over the long term. The Firm focuses on sectors related to four megatrend driven themes: resource scarcity, energy efficiency, changing demographics and tech-enabled businesses. Summa Equity closed its first fund in February 2017 with commitments of SEK 4.5 billion.
For more information please go to http://www.summaequity.com
Malvern, PA - May 24, 2017 - Zoomi, a performance optimization data analytics company, and Canvas by Instructure today announced a partnership that integrates Zoomi's powerful predictive and prescriptive analytic tools with Instructure's innovative and award-winning learning platform. This new relationship will empower educators to greatly enhance learning and increase student achievement and proficiency.
Central to the partnership is the analysis of behavior patterns, based on Zoomi's existing algorithms and analytics, that can predict learning outcomes with greater accuracy and adapt pathways. These insights paired with Canvas, an adaptable and customizable state-of-the-art LMS for K-12 schools and higher education institutions, will provide students with personalized learning programs that can immediately impact achievement gaps. Zoomi's analysis of cognitive, motivational and behavioral data allows real-time, automated, AI-based personalization of content for a truly individualized learning experience.
"Learning institutions choose Canvas for its flexibility and ease of use. And now with the addition of Zoomi analytics, content developers and educators will be able to tailor learning to the preferences of each student," said Caroline Brant, Director of Client Success at Zoomi. "By providing content based on the specific strengths and needs of individual students, educators are able to maximize student comprehension and engagement."
"The partnership with Zoomi allows us to provide our customers with deeper, actionable insights into student performance," said Melissa Loble, Vice President of Partnerships and Platform at Instructure. "This enhancement to Canvas will provide the online learning community with new ways to improve teaching and learning."
Zoomi, a performance optimization data analytics company, brings together the disciplines of predictive and prescriptive analytics, machine learning and data mining to glean insights and intelligence about a learner's behavior, cognitive and engagement preferences to synchronize learning with business outcomes. Zoomi's first-to-market technology delivers measurable ROI for corporate training and education programs. The company was founded in January 2015 by a global team of industry-leading engineers, developers and designers. Zoomi's headquarters are in Malvern, PA. For more information or to request a demo, visit www.zoomiinc.com.
San Francisco, CA - May 30, 2017 - People.ai, the creators of the world's first predictive sales management platform, today announced $7 million in Series A funding led by Lightspeed Venture Partners. Index Ventures and Shasta Ventures also participated alongside existing investors Y Combinator and Ron Conway's SV Angel. Nakul Mandan, Partner at Lightspeed Venture Partners, will join the People.ai board of directors. People.ai is a sales management platform powered by Artificial Intelligence (AI) that helps companies improve the performance of their sales teams by surfacing insights and delivering recommendations about coaching, ramping and deal analytics. People.ai is generating revenue for customers by increasing overall sales productivity and providing clear, actionable, insights for closing more deals.
"The People.ai team includes veterans from industry leaders such as Salesforce, Marketo, Mixpanel and SAP SuccessFactors," said Oleg Rogynskyy, founder and CEO of People.ai. "We're here to change the way sales leaders are managing their teams by helping them make better and faster decisions. CEOs have told us they're constantly looking for new ways to drive more revenue from their sales teams. People.ai solves that exact problem. We're giving sales leaders a repeatable formula they can use to win more deals and build a world class sales team."
"Sales management continues to be one of the largest enterprise software markets. However, most of the current offerings in the market are about workflow automation or providing intelligence around which prospective customers to target. People.ai takes a refreshing approach to the space with the view that a lot of sales management comes down to people decisions around hiring, coaching and managing sales reps in the right direction. By taking a data driven approach to sales management, People.ai empowers sales leaders to do something that hasn't been possible until today: make their people decisions based on data, not intuition," said Nakul Mandan of Lightspeed Venture Partners, whose firm has helped scale several category-defining enterprise software companies such as AppDynamics, Nutanix and Mulesoft.
Since graduating at the top of Y Combinator's summer 2016 batch, People.ai has signed 50+ customers including Salesloft, Gainsight, and MemSQL.
"People.ai has given us the ability to gather valuable insights into our sales cycle. We took the insights gathered in Q4 2016, applied them to Q1 2017 and were able to exceed our revenue targets," said Nick Mehta, Chief Executive Officer at Gainsight. "People.ai is changing how we hire, ramp, coach and manage our sales teams."
About People.ai People.ai is the world's first predictive sales management platform. People.ai is helping companies like Gainsight and MemSQL improve the performance of their sales teams by surfacing insights and providing automated recommendations about coaching, ramping and activity analytics across their sales organization. We believe that every decision about managing your team should be driven by data, not intuition. People.ai graduated at the top of the Y Combinator Summer 2016 batch and is venture-backed by Lightspeed Venture Partners, Index Ventures, Shasta Ventures, SV Angel, Y Combinator and several of Silicon Valley's top angel investors. For more information please visit us at www.people.ai.
St. Louis, MO - May 22, 2017 - ej4, an award-winning eLearning content and Learning Management System (LMS) provider adds a new social technology feature to Thinkzoom, its LMS. This new space was created to encourage learners to connect with other learners for friendly competition, knowledge sharing and training reinforcement for a more engaging learning experience.
Ryan Eudy, Chief Executive Officer of ej4 stated “Social learning and gamification are more than just industry buzzwords. It has been proven to increase productivity by accelerating onboarding, speed the problem-solving process with peer collaboration and improve the learning of passive learners by giving them access to their peers of choice.”
The Quad is a new feature of the Thinkzoom (LMS) campus where learners can create their own informal network of peers beyond their formal assigned groups. They can see how they stack up against their peers through leaderboards, recent activity of courses viewed, badges earned, exams taken, and comments posted in their network. As with all new Thinkzoom features, all ej4 clients on the platform will receive the upgrade at no additional cost.
“Our technology team is dedicated to offering our clients new cutting-edge features to help them increase the return of their learning dollars. The addition of the social learning community was a frequent mention during our client success calls and satisfaction studies. The Quad provides the foundation for future innovation that will add more value to our client experience. This deployment is the first step in a series of exciting changes that will personalize content recommendations for our learners.” said Tom Lynch, Chief Technology Officer of ej4.
For more information and to stay up-to-date with ej4’s content and future news releases, please visit www.ej4.com.
About ej4Founded in 2004, ej4 is a leading provider of online video training solutions. Closing the gap between potential and results, ej4 provides an adaptable on-demand learning experience for companies throughout the world. Led by some of the most dedicated and knowledgeable professionals in the industry, ej4 continues to be a trailblazer in the eLearning industry.
San Jose, CA - May 30, 2017 - Xactly (NYSE: XTLY), a leading provider of cloud-based incentive solutions, today announced that it has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Vista Equity Partners (“Vista”), a leading private equity firm focused on investments in software, data and technology-enabled businesses.
Under the terms of the agreement, affiliates of Vista will acquire all outstanding shares of Xactly common stock for a total value of approximately $564 million. Xactly stockholders will receive $15.65 in cash per share, representing an approximately 17% premium to the closing price as of May 26, 2017 and an approximately 31% premium compared to the 3-month volume weighted average price of Xactly’s common stock.
“This announcement represents a very positive event for our stockholders and enables Xactly to build upon its successful 12-year history,” said Christopher W. Cabrera, founder and CEO of Xactly Corporation. “We are confident that Vista is the ideal partner to accelerate our growth initiatives and enable Xactly to focus on innovation and customer success while forging a new era of incentive compensation management.”
“Xactly’s market leadership in cloud incentive compensation solutions makes it an ideal addition to the Vista family of companies,” said Brian Sheth, Co-Founder and President of Vista Equity Partners. “We are looking forward to bringing Vista's resources and expertise to help drive Xactly’s next phase of innovation and growth.”
Xactly’s headquarters will remain in San Jose. The closing of the transaction is subject to customary closing conditions, including the approval of Xactly’s stockholders and antitrust approval in the United States. The transaction is expected to close in the third quarter of the 2017 calendar year.
In a separate press release issued today, Xactly announced preliminary financial results for the first quarter of 2018. Xactly will report its fiscal 2018 first quarter in its Quarterly Report on Form 10-Q. Xactly will not hold a conference call to discuss earnings due to the announced sale of the company.
J.P. Morgan Securities LLC is acting as exclusive financial advisor and Wilson, Sonsini, Goodrich & Rosati, Professional Corporation, is serving as legal advisor to Xactly. Vista's legal advisor is Kirkland & Ellis LLP.
Headquartered in San Jose, California, Xactly (NYSE: XTLY), is a leading provider of enterprise-class, cloud-based, incentive compensation solutions for employee and sales performance management. Named a leader in Gartner’s Magic Quadrant for Sales Performance Management software, Xactly addresses a critical business need to incentivize employees and align their behaviors with company goals. Our products allow organizations to make more strategic decisions, increase employee performance, improve margins, and mitigate risk.
Our core values are key to our success, and each day we’re committed to upholding them by delivering the best we can to our customers. To learn more about Xactly and the latest issues and trends in SPM software, follow us on Twitter, Facebook, and subscribe to the Xactly blog.
About Vista Equity Partners
Vista Equity Partners, a U.S.-based investment firm with offices in Austin, San Francisco, Chicago, and Oakland with more than $30 billion in cumulative capital commitments, currently invests in software, data and technology-enabled organizations led by world-class management teams with long-term perspective. Vista is a value-added investor, contributing professional expertise and multi-level support towards companies realizing their full potential. Vista's investment approach is anchored by a sizable long-term capital base, experience in structuring technology-oriented transactions, and proven management techniques that yield flexibility and opportunity in private equity investing. For more information, please visit www.vistaequitypartners.com.
Bellevue, WA - May 31, 2017 - On May 31, 2017, CloudEnablers, a B2B Enterprise software company that provides SAAS / Hybrid platform to accelerate cloud adoption, optimized consumption and enforces governance, today announced Simplilearn's adoption of their cloud operation and governance platform, CoreStack.
CoreStack enables configuration, deployment and management of cloud resources of on-demand cloud lab environment for technology courses (Big data, data sciences etc...) offered via Simplilearn's e-learning platform. Learners take advantage of the cloud lab that leverages Azure as they practice technology without worrying about the underlying infrastructure complexities.
"Partnering with CloudEnablers has redefined the way our learners apply their practical knowledge of emerging technologies such as big data and data science. This is a great learning tool and some of our enterprise customers would also like to include this platform with their corporate training modules as well," said Vivek Sridhar, Director - Global Training Delivery & Customer Experience at Simplilearn."
"Having Simplilearn select CoreStack to provide their learning environment via the cloud for students taking their technology courses, validates the power of our platform. We are very excited to be partnering with Simplilearn to improve Cloud Management and Governance," said Mike Stipe, Chief Revenue Officer at CloudEnablers.
CloudEnablers also announced the release of CoreStack 2.0, a major upgrade to its Cloud Governance and Management platform. With this release, the company has announced two editions – Professional and Enterprise. The Professional Edition users will benefit from:
Self-Service Portal & Self-Sign Up
Support for Oracle Cloud
New Dashboards: Cloud Spend, Policy Violations, Builds, Security, Inventory, and Monitoring
Template Builder with the support extended to Azure ARM, AWS CFN and OpenStack HEAT.
Event-driven automation of remediation templates and execution/scheduling of adhoc operational templates
Tool integration - Chef, Zabbix, Nagios, Jenkins & AWS Inspector
30+ pre-existing service catalog and workflow templates
Out of the box tools integrationNew tool integration, supporting Configuration Management tool, Chef, and Monitoring tools, Zabbix and Nagios. Additional CI/CD tool Jenkins and Security tool AWS Inspector have been added to the list, offering the best of cloud management and governance to organizations.
Template ManagementOver 30+ pre-existing cloud orchestration templates, rendering synchronization of cloud tasks. Policy templates help organizations implement unified policies throughout hybrid/multi-cloud setup that optimizes costs.
CoreStack Enterprise Edition comes with a richer set of features:
Custom Policies to Govern Security/Usage
Authentication & Authorization: AD/SAML Integration
IT Brokerage Platform
Cloud Platforms: CloudStack, vCenter, Oracle
Template builder that eases the creation of template with simple drag and drop feature
Blueprints; connect various operational templates for powerful automation
"Cloud technologies adoption rate in the mid-large enterprises market segment has been exponentially increasing. We see companies are adopting 3-4 technologies to meet their business demands, with the thirst to actively explore container and serverless technologies while leveraging Public and/or Private Clouds. Fundamental expectation of adopting newer technologies is to build and deliver higher value and achieve increased ROI. As the complexities of Cloud and associated technologies raise, a powerful governance and optimization platform becomes an imminent need for customers to realize their value and ROI demands. We have built CoreStack to solve these higher order challenges in simple and meaningful way" – said Ezhilarasan (Ez) Natarajan, CEO of CloudEnablers Inc.
About CloudEnablersFounded in 2016, CloudEnablers Inc is a global leader in cloud governance and management solutions that enables enterprises to cost-effectively move to the cloud. Through its unique "Cloud as Code" approach, CoreStack accelerates hybrid/multi-cloud adoption, optimizes consumption and enforces governance for businesses to maximize business agility and deliver predictable outcomes. For more information, visit www.cloudenablers.com
San Luis Obispo, CA - June 1, 2017 - Experts Exchange, the leading network of over 5 million technology professionals, today announces the launch of “Post”, a new feature that will expand its community-driven platform to include some of the best features of community involvement and social sharing. Specifically, Post will allow community members to go beyond the Q&A feed, to have expanded conversations and interactions on the Experts Exchange site.
Through Post, members will be able to personalize their experience by following industry experts and topical conversations. With this new, socially-focused feed, members can share their thoughts on critical issues facing the IT community, post articles from around the web, and interact with other members on the news of the day.
“We’re happy to be able to provide our community with a way to share ideas and discussions within the Experts Exchange forum,” said Gene Richardson, COO of the company. “In doing so, we hope to give all tech-minded folks a place to engage and have meaningful discussions with like-minded professionals. With Post, we have built the first social media site exclusively to foster connections around technology.”
The launch of Post comes after a series of significant product updates from Experts Exchange over the past year. In October 2016, Experts Exchange gave users free access to questions and solutions for tech problems, enabling them to post questions to the Expert community free of charge. It also recently added Courses to its suite offering, allowing members to create and sell their own classes, while also accessing classes from thousands of tech leaders.
For more than 20 years, Experts Exchange has been the leading community for technology professionals, as well as a place to connect and learn. As the original forum for crowdsourcing technology solutions, Experts Exchange continues to demonstrate its commitment to fostering community learning, while driving forward the most critical tech discussions of the day.
About Experts Exchange
Experts Exchange is a comprehensive community, connecting members with people and information to solve problems, inspire learning, and influence the future of technology. Focusing on maintaining a supportive online community, Experts Exchange ensures a high-quality, reliable experience by vetting performance and rewarding positive feedback. Experts Exchange prides itself on over twenty years in the field, a testament to its credibility and its reliable user base.
Raleigh, NC - May 31, 2017 - Training Industry, Inc. and The Center for Leadership Studies have released a new research report investigating how leaders use expertise to influence employee behavior and how knowledge workers react to the expertise of their leaders.
The study, which included 318 respondents across a range of industries, reveals several key findings, including:
Across all bases of power, respondents were most likely to respond to attempts to influence via expert power (69 percent).
Employees were more likely to respond to attempts to influence via expert power during times of enterprise change.
Most leaders are best at relying on experience to solve problems (65 percent) as well as incorporating input from others with more specialized knowledge (66 percent) and experience (65 percent), but leaders are not seen as great at demonstrating specialized technical knowledge (57 percent).
The full report, “Leading Knowledge Workers and the Power of Expertise,” can be downloaded here.
“This study provides a better understanding of how leaders and knowledge workers interact and the surprising way that expertise affects those interactions,” said Tom Whelan, Ph.D., director of corporate research, Training Industry, Inc. “One of the most intriguing parts of this research was the finding that a knowledge worker was more likely to respond to his or her leader’s attempts to influence via expert power than other bases of power – though this was more often based on that leader’s experience with similar problems rather than his or her raw technical aptitude. This finding was interesting, as it corroborated other results that showed leaders tend to rely on the skills, judgment and specialized knowledge of experts to solve problems or refine existing processes.”
About The Center for Leadership Studies
For more than 45 years, The Center for Leadership Studies (CLS), founded by Dr. Paul Hersey, has been the global home of the original Situational Leadership® Model. With over 14 million leaders trained around the world, Situational Leadership® is the most successful and widely adopted leadership model available. Deployed in more than 70 percent of Fortune 500 companies, our Situational Leadership® and influence-focused courses enable leaders to engage in effective performance conversations that build trust, increase productivity and drive behavior change. CLS services customers both domestically and internationally through an extensive network comprised of over 200 learning professionals in more than 38 countries.
For more information about CLS, go to www.situational.com, call 919.335.8763 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
About Training Industry, Inc.
Training Industry, Inc. spotlights the latest news, articles, case studies and best practices within the training industry. Training Industry, Inc. research captures the collective wisdom of learning professionals, revealing fresh data on trends and practices in the evolving training market.
For additional information on Training Industry, Inc. research, email email@example.com or visit www.trainingindustry.com.
Coventry, U.K. - May 31, 2017 - The Learning and Performance Institute has announced the release of its new independent endorsement programme for courses, training materials and learning programmes.
Learning Programme Endorsement (LPE) combines a set of rigorous standards developed through leading members of the learning community, and external review by experienced LPI assessors, to identify key factors that determine quality in the design and delivery of learning programmes and services.
Companies may apply to have a single course endorsed or a series of courses and activities that make up a discrete development programme. There is no restriction on the type of course – endorsement may be awarded to, for example, a single training course for Microsoft Office® or an online, distance and blended learning programme covering multiple activities in a learning path or curriculum.
The endorsement process has been specifically designed to reduce burden on staff time and resources whilst at the same time offering a substantial quality benchmark that benefits the learning programme itself, the participants who make use of the learning, and the organisation as a whole.
Commenting on the launch of the new endorsement, Edmund Monk, CEO, Learning and Performance Institute (LPI) said:
“Companies need to ensure their learning programmes are fit for purpose; that they increase operational competencies, spread knowledge and expertise throughout the organisation, and maintain employee retention. Whether such programmes are developed internally or sourced from external vendors, the challenge is knowing if the solution will deliver on its promises once it has been deployed. Will it be effective? Will it justify the investment made?
“To tackle these challenges, the LPI has developed Learning Programme Endorsement as a robust and repeatable framework against which learning programmes can be benchmarked for quality and efficacy. With its independent, well-established and globally recognised status as an accreditation body for workplace learning, the LPI is uniquely positioned to offer this endorsement. Moreover, choosing an LPI accredited company, or its endorsed programmes provides learners with assurance that all areas of provision meet the highest standards of quality, accuracy and commitment to learning outcomes.”
Endorsed learning programmes will be listed in a searchable web directory on the LPI website, providing course information for external agencies and prospective organisations.
Companies wishing to endorse their courses and learning programmes may apply by simply clicking here.