MPS to Acquire Tata Interactive Systems

Mumbai (IN), May 2018 - MPS Limited (MPS) and Tata Industries Limited (TIL) have announced that they have entered into definitive agreements for the acquisition of TIL's enterprise eLearning business. Through this acquisition, MPS will acquire Tata Interactive Systems India (a division of TIL), Tata Interactive Systems AG, and Tata Interactive Systems GmbH. The transactions are likely to close in the next several weeks, subject to the fulfillment of customary closing conditions and shareholders' approval of TIL.



Rockpool Backs Corporate Training Company Interact

London (UK), May  2018 - Rockpool is pleased to announce its recent investment into Interact, a pioneering learning and development company providing bespoke training and skill development using "practice-based learning". Joining Interact as CEO is training sector specialist Ben Benson, formerly VP of Sales at a leading United States training company and founder of training firm Benson & Company.


Future Technologies

SweetRush Acquires VR Provider IDEA Workshop

San Francisco, CA (USA), May 2018 - SweetRush has acquired IDEA Workshop Costa Rica, a firm that specializes in the emerging technologies of virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), artificial intelligence (AI), and the internet of things (IOT). IDEA Workshop will henceforth function as one of SweetRush's main service areas and is being absorbed into SweetRush's newly formed emerging technologies group, SPARK. IDEA's Adrian Soto is now Director of Future Technologies at SweetRush.


Cost-Effective Learning

Virtual Training Room across the Globe

Warrendale, PA (USA), May 2018 - SAE International has announced a pilot program in partnership with MicroTek that will offer professional development courses via virtual training rooms, accessible all over the world.


Top Industry Talent

Juliette Denny Named eLearning MD of the Year for 2018

Juliette DennyBerkshire (UK), May 2018 - Juliette Denny, Ideologist-In-Chief of the multi-award-winning learning technologies company Growth Engineering, has been named eLearning Managing Director of the Year. The annual Influential Businesswoman Awards were announced, with Juliette Denny earning recognition for being a leading Managing Director in the eLearning industry. She beat a host of top industry talent to secure the prestigious accolade.


Partner Programme

Dennis Miller as International Channel Manager

Dennis MillerBristol (UK), May 2018 - Agylia is pleased to announce the appointment of Dennis Miller as International Channel Manager. Dennis joins Agylia at a time of global expansion for the Agylia Partner Programme. Dennis's experience in sourcing and implementing a wealth of learning solutions, as well as managing global training programmes and centres of excellence at prestigious organisations including Elekta, CGI, Pennant International, International Paper, and the US Air Force, makes him a key addition to the Agylia team.


Engage in Learning

Learning Materials to Help Prevent Card Fraud

Gloucester (UK), May 2018 - Some £58bn was spent via credit and debit cards in the UK in April last year, some 6.8 per cent more than was spent in April 2016, according to the UK’s Office for National Statistics. While this might appear to offer increasing opportunities for card fraud, these opportunities are being minimised by the Payment Card Industry Data Security Standard (PCI DSS) – and by related learning materials, such as those launched recently by Engage in Learning.


Customer Value

TACK & TMI Launch New Brand Identity

Rickmansworth (BE), May 2018 - TACK & TMI, global providers of learning and development solutions, announce the launch of a new brand identity and global websites. The new branding signifies an exciting new chapter for TACK & TMI. Now part of major global staffing and HR services firm, Gi Group, TACK & TMI are looking ahead to the next phase of growth.


Microsoft ScaleUp Program

Speexx Selected for Innovations in AI

Munich (GER), April 2018 - Online language skills training and testing company Speexx has announced that it has been selected by Microsoft for its prestigious ScaleUp program. This program is designed to accelerate go-to market and tech development of ten top-growth-stage software companies through direct engagement with Microsoft resources and personnel. The program will combine Microsoft enterprise solutions and Speexx’s leading corporate online training, testing, and performance support service.


Fuse Universal

Lori Niles-Hofmann Is New CLO

Lori Niles-HofmannLondon (UK), April 2018 – Next generation learning technology disruptor Fuse Universal has announced that Lori Niles-Hofmann has been appointed their new Chief Learning Officer. Lori Niles-Hofmann, a senior learning strategist, author, speaker, and a positive disruptor in all things L&D, joins Fuse Universal as a Chief Learning Officer at an exciting time of expansion and growth across the globe.


Off the Shelf

GDPR Digital Training Course Library

GDPRLondon (UK), April 2018 - Staff training is essential for demonstrating compliance with the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR), with which all businesses need to comply beginning 25 May 2018. The GDPR is a complex regulation. In addition to firm-wide awareness raising, employees will need in-depth training on consent, international transfers, individual rights, and more. Skillcast has launched the first digital training course library covering these topics to support businesses in GDPR compliance.



Launch of Samaritans' Wellbeing in the City Learning Tool

London (UK), April 2018 - Wellbeing in the City is a groundbreaking Samaritans public awareness campaign, sponsored by The Lord Mayor's Appeal, to change the way individuals and organisations working in the City think about emotional health in themselves and their colleagues.



How Generali Implements the Insurance Distribution Directive

Saarbrücken (GER), April 2018 - Michael Sprung is Head of Education at Generali in Austria. In a new IMC podcast episode, he talks about the new Insurance Distribution Directive (IDD) in the EU. He reveals how Generali has implemented IDD and why he sees the new regulations as an opportunity to take a closer look at the subject of further training.


WiT Award 2018

Raiffeisen Switzerland’s Blended Learning Concept Wins

Heidelberg (GER), April 2018 - Raiffeisen, the third largest banking group in Switzerland, was awarded the important WiT ("WiT- "Knowledge in Transfer") Award last week for their change management approach in the context of implementing a new core banking system.


Digital Learning

John Henry Group Selects Agylia LMS and Apps

Bristol (UK), April 2018 - Agylia is pleased to announce that leading independent integrated services infrastructure provider John Henry Group has selected the Agylia Learning Management Systems (LMS) and mobile learning apps to transform the communications, skills, and safety training it provides its employees.