Best of the Best

The 21st Annual Learning Awards Winners Announced

London (UK), February 2017 - The learning-and-development community's top organisations and outstanding individuals gathered together in London on 2 February to celebrate the 21st-annual Learning Awards. Devised and hosted exclusively by the Learning & Performance Institute, and headline sponsored by BCS Learning & Development Ltd., the Learning Awards is recognised as the L&D sector's premier awards ceremony.

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Outstanding Technology

tts wins Gold and Silver Brandon Hall Awards

Heidelberg (GER), February 2017 - tts, a German leader in innovative learning technologies, was awarded Gold for "Best Advances in Performance Support Technology" for its flagship solution tt performance suite. On top of this, tts won silver in the category "Best Advance in Content Authoring Technology". 

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Excellence in Technology

Saba Recognized by Brandon Hall Group

Redwood Shores, CA (USA), February 2017 - Saba, a global leader in cloud-based talent-management and engagement solutions, has announced that the company won two coveted Brandon Hall Group Technology Awards. Saba captured a Silver award in the category of Best Advance in Unique Talent Management Technology for Saba Pulse360 Engagement and a Bronze award in the category of Best Advance in an Integrated Talent Management Platform for Saba Marketplace and Custom API Integration.

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International Trade Campaign

The BILD: Nominate Your Business

London (UK), February 2017 - The Department for International Trade will shortly be kicking of its new GREAT Britain International Trade Campaign. This campaign will generate demand for British goods and services from business and government buyers internationally. Throughout the campaign, they will be highlighting exceptional companies, products, and services that represent the very best of what the UK has to offer.

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Fosway 9-Grid™

NetDimensions Improves Its Position as a Core Leader

London (UK), February 2017 - NetDimensions, a global provider of performance, knowledge, and learning-management systems, has consolidated its position as a Core Leader in the unique European learning and talent-market-insight report, the Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems, which was released in January 2017. This year’s model shows NetDimensions improving both its performance capabilities and its potential in delivering learning systems.

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Inspiration

Ger Driesen Becomes Learning Innovation Leader at aNewSpring

Ger DriesenRotterdam (NL), February 2017 - To provide customers with inspiration on learning, aNewSpring has hired Ger Driesen as Learning Innovation Leader. Training companies are noticing that the expectations of their clients are changing. To meet these changing expectations, Ger will provide inspiration and ideas in the realm of learning. He will provide inspiring content about learning presented as blogs, checklists, and (online) events. Ger will also play an active role in the learning community to help create new breakthroughs and insights.

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Growing Demand

Agylia Launches International Reseller Programme

Bristol (UK), January 2017 - Agylia, a global leader in the provision of learning-management and mobile-learning solutions, has recently launched its international Reseller Programme. The new programme will support partners in meeting their customers’ demands in today’s competitive training industry. 

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Top 20

IMC receives international eLearning recognition

Saarbrücken (GER), January 2017 - IMC AG has again scored a leading position on the Top 20 Learning Companies List 2016 published by trainingindustry.com. The renowned American information platform compiles and publishes this list on an annual basis. It monitors the training marketplace for the best providers of training services and technologies to help buyers of training services evaluate learning portal providers.

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L&D Activities

CloudQast Makes Corporate Communications and Learning Easier

St. Albans (UK), January 2017 - Scott Bader, a global chemical company, is making its corporate communications and learning-and-development (L&D) activities easier and more efficient than ever. This is being achieved by using video-based learning materials produced by the leadership communications specialist CloudQast.

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Leadership Training

Kineo Releases Version 2 of ManagementPlus

Chicago, IL (USA), January 2015 - Kineo has released a version 2 of ManagementPlus, its innovative solution for developing frontline managers. Version 2 adds new features and an improve user interface to further increase engagement and help participants create and carry out intentions to develop their skills. 

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Learning Heroes

Six eLearning Trends for 2017

London (UK), January 2017 - With skills at the top of the business agenda, employers are continuing to evolve their eLearning strategy and finding ways to achieve better results. Adam Kara of Learning Heroes identifies six key trends we can expect to see in the year ahead.

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Combination of Capabilities

Top Learning Technology Implementation Award

London (UK), January 2017 - Moody's Analytics and NetDimensions have won the Gold award for Best Enterprise Learning Platform Implementation in the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards. The award recognises the integration of Moody's Analytics eLearning programs into the NetDimensions Talent Suite and the implementation of the combined solution at Moody's Analytics clients. 

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Gartner Says ...

Smart Machines Will Enter Mainstream Adoption By 2021

Stamford, CT (USA), January 2017 - Smart machines will enter mainstream adoption by 2021, with thirty per cent adoption by large companies, according to Gartner, Inc. Technologies including cognitive computing, artificial intelligence (AI), intelligent automation, machine learning, and deep learning fall under the umbrella term of "smart machines".

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Media Competence

"Economy 4.0 Needs Education 4.0"

Bonn (GER), January 2017 - The digitalisation of the world of work will also bring about increasing change in learning media and in company-based teaching and learning processes in initial and continuing vocational education and training. "For this reason, we should not only focus on the effects of digitalisation on company and production processes and on the resultant changes in skills requirements that arise for the employees," stresses the President of the Federal Institute for Vocational Education and Training (BIBB), Friedrich Hubert Esser."

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