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European Maritime Safety Agency further extends its use of learning technologies

The European Maritime Safety Agency (EMSA), headquartered in Lisbon, Portugal, is one of the 28 Agencies of the European Union. It was founded in 2002 with the aim of reducing the risk of maritime accidents, marine pollution from ships and the loss of human lives at sea by helping to enforce the pertinent EU legislation. [...]

Big brands buy e-learning

A number of well-known organisations have become customers of Omniplex, the e-learning solutions provider which distributes corporate e-learning products in Europe and the Americas. As part of its portfolio of e-learning solutions, Omniplex distributes products from the Canada-based Blatant Media Corporation - notably the Absorb Learning Management System (LMS) - along with the [...]

By | December 20th, 2011|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Omniplex phenomenon

Omniplex, the e-learning solutions provider which distributes corporate e-learning products in Europe and the Americas, has announced growth – in revenue terms - from July 2010 to the end of June 2011 of some 38 per cent compared with the previous year’s turnover. That year’s turnover (in 2009/10) had represented a rise of [...]

LMS gamekeeper turns poacher

News has emerged from the e-learning solutions provider and distributor, Omniplex, that Blatant Media Corporation, whose products Omniplex distributes, has appointed Richard Nantel, the former CEO of Brandon Hall Group, to be its Vice President, Enterprise Learning Solutions. Nantel is now responsible for the growth and development of enterprise client opportunities and strategic partnerships for [...]

A jewel in the Omniplex crown

The provider of e-learning and related tools and services, Omniplex, has announced that it has provided a learning management system (LMS), rapid e-learning authoring tools and training in how to use all these products to Aurum Holdings Ltd, the UK’s largest prestige and luxury jewellers. Aurum includes the Watches of Switzerland, Mappin & Webb and [...]

By | November 29th, 2011|Categories: Business, Learning Technologies|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

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