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Success Factors share slide begins to Plateau, maybe

Wall Street analysts have been ‘talking up’ HR software firm SuccessFactors Inc., citing ‘confusion’ that may have led to a sharp 22 per cent decline in its shares over the past three months. During this period, Success Factors has acquired software provider Plateau Systems.   Canaccord Genuity analyst Richard Davis has upgraded his rating on [...]

Reports of the death of the LMS have been greatly exaggerated

Not one but two learning management systems (LMS) success stories have just emerged – from the broadcasting as well as the oil and gas industries.   For the last three years, the e-learning consultancy Core Learning Services (CLS) has been working with Global Radio (GR) - the UK's premier commercial radio company – to host [...]

By | April 9th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Hope springs eternal – but time could be running out for HR

In his keynote speech at Plateau Insights, Plateau Systems’ European user conference, held in Rome and the end of March, Thomas Otter, Research Vice President at the market analyst firm Gartner, Inc, revealed that he and his team receive a wide range of queries about ‘talent management’, ranging from the extremely general to the highly [...]

Agreement breaks out on LMSs

Bring any three experts together and you should get at least four opinions. Yet this wasn’t the case during the Learning Experts’ panel session at Plateau Insights Rome – the European user group conference for Plateau Systems’ talent management software, held at the end of March.   Clive Shepherd, Donald H Taylor and Nigel Paine [...]

By | March 30th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Breeding like LMSs

There are now – officially – 368 learning management systems (LMSs), learning content management systems (LCMSs) and talent management systems on the market.   That is the view of Craig Weiss, a former Brandon Hall analyst turned e-learning thought leader, guru and blogger (see: and The US-based Weiss has listed all of them [...]

By | March 26th, 2011|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |5 Comments

Former Bob Little Press & PR client floats

Former Bob Little Press & PR client, the talent management software-as-a-service (SaaS) provider, Cornerstone OnDemand, has gone public – floating on the Nasdaq. Moreover, it saw its share price rise from $13 on opening to $19.03 at the close – a rise of 47 per cent. Earlier in the day, they had risen 59 per [...]

The value of – and the need for – systems interoperability

From the start of the e-learning industry (which some date to the mainframe, green screen days of the 1960s but which everyone agrees was in full swing by the late 1980s), e-learning producers fell, roughly, into two categories: those that produced what came to be called authoring tools (the software needed to develop e-learning content) [...]

Google launches ‘cloud LMS’

Google has created an application experiment called CloudCourse. This is an open source learning platform, running under AppEngine, Google’s Cloud Based environment.  CloudCourse is being used internally at Google for several learning management system (LMS) type functions - from registration to classroom management. It is available as an Open Source codeset (available from and [...]

By | May 24th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Time to re-think the LMS

The US-based e-learning commentator, Elliott Masie, has identified that learning management systems (LMSs) seem to becoming ‘stretched’ by having to accommodate learning via new technologies.   According to Masie: “Many organisations are celebrating their tenth – at least - anniversary with their LMS. While these systems have been updated and customised over the years, in [...]

By | April 29th, 2010|Categories: Learning Technologies|Tags: , , |0 Comments

339 uses of a dead LMS

Recently, the US-based eLearning Guild published a free digital book called ‘339 Tips on the Implementation of an LMS or LCMS’. The book contains what its publishers claim to be ‘an amazing collection of tips from hundreds of your professional colleagues’.   Comment: Of course, an LMS and LCMS are increasingly important weapons in an [...]