What Features Do Technology Companies Need in eLearning Software?

TOPYX LMS

Forward-thinking technology companies understand that both employee and customer training is vital to increased productivity and a healthy bottom line. While online learning is a staple for most large tech companies, not just any eLearning solution will do.

Why Technology Training is Critical for Financial Services Companies

TOPYX LMS

Tech training is essential to the success of banking and other financial institutions - as much as 70 percent of financial services leaders are concerned about the speed of change in technology.¹ Financial Services Training Technology Training

The Rise of the Global Superstar Company

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

The current rise of large companies is somewhat unexpected. Big, multinational companies dominated most industries, - from GM, Ford and Chrysler in cars to Esso/Exxon, Mobil and Texaco in oil and gas. Companies popped up to solve specific problems and then disappeared.

questioning technology

Harold Jarche

Most companies and labour laws are structured around an industrial model of capital and labour. Perhaps hierarchies are a ‘ technology ‘ we no longer need to organize as a society. Let’s speak up and take control of ‘our’ technologies. “We

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2018

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would be potentially disruptive over the next three to five years while also providing significant benefits to economies and societies.

How to Solve 3 of Your Technology Company’s Key Challenges with an LMS

TOPYX LMS

Technology companies are uniquely positioned in a high growth, high stress industry. That creates incredible potential for growth and success, but only if company leaders can overcome the challenges that often come up. LMS Technology Technology Training

Technology, Marketing and Storytelling

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In the Fall of 1995, Lou Gerstner , - IBM’s then Chairman and CEO, - made the decision to embrace the rapidly growing Internet as the centerpiece of IBM’s strategic vision and created the Internet Division as a cross-company group to lead the initiative, with me as general manager. .

Connecting Companies and Markets

Harold Jarche

Companies therefore need to push work beyond daily practice and out to communities and networks. Connecting companies to markets in the network era. In times of rapid change, and decreasing lifespans of companies, cooperation trumps collaboration.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

Disruptive Innovations and Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A few weeks ago I gave a seminar at an executive management class for a large, global company. The class consisted of up-and-coming executives, roughly in their late 20s and early 30s with 5 - 10 years in the company. The subject of my seminar was Managing Technology-based Disruptive Innovations. Quite a few people think that entrepreneurship in large companies is an oxymoron. It is different with large companies.

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? These are questions that have long been discussed.

knowledge-sharing, post-technology

Harold Jarche

Given the diminishing choices, enterprise knowledge-sharing today is even less about the technology. Quite often the largest share of the budget in any ‘digital workplace’ initiative goes toward the technology. Communities PKMastery Technology

Some new elearning companies ;)

Clark Quinn

MicroBrain: this company has developed a system that makes it easy to take your existing courses and chunk them up into little bits. OffDevPeeps: these folks a full suite of technology development services including mobile, AR, VR, micro, macro, long, short, and anything else you want, all done at a competitive cost. Any relation between the companies portrayed and real entities is purely coincidental. The post Some new elearning companies ;) appeared first on Learnlets.

The connected company

Dave Gray

Do you know what the average life expectancy for a company is? In a recent talk , John Hagel pointed out that the average life expectancy of a company in the S&P 500 has dropped precipitously, from 75 years (in 1937) to 15 years in a more recent study.

It's All About the Business Model, - Not the Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

New technology alone, - no matter how transformative, - is not enough to propel a business into the future. The business model wrapped around the technology is the key to its success or failure. Why are so few big companies engaged in business model innovation?

The Top Ten Emerging Technologies of 2016

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

For the past several years, the World Economic Forum (WEF) has published an annual list of the Top Ten Emerging Technologies that would likely have the greatest impact on the world in the years to come. The technologies on the list are not new.

Why People and Companies Die While Cities Keep Growing

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

In particular, he wondered if we could apply empirical, quantifiable and predictive scientific methods to help us better understand complex biological organisms and social organizations like cities and companies. How come cities live forever, while companies do not?

Apple is a clothing company

Doc Searls

Or that Angela Ahrendts , who runs those stores, came to the company from Burberry? Or that its Watch , sold as what the fashion business calls an accessory, clearly matters far more to the company than what we used to call “peripherals” (screens, printers, drives, etc.)

Payment Technologies: Past, Present and Future

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I was reminded of this dictum when recently attending a very interesting workshop, Payment Technologies: Past Present and Future. The workshop was sponsored by UC Irvine’s Institute for Money, Technology and Financial Inclusion (IMTFI).

Training Industry Names Xyleme as a Top Learning Portal/LMS Companies 2018 Company to Watch

Xyleme

September 25th, 2018 (Denver, CO and Raleigh, NC) Training Industry released the 2018 Top Training Companies selections for the learning portal/LMS sector. The post Training Industry Names Xyleme as a Top Learning Portal/LMS Companies 2018 Company to Watch appeared first on Xyleme.

The Dark Side of Technology

John Hagel

  Every talk or article coming out of Silicon Valley follows the prescribed template: start with a dazzling description of awesome new digital technologies and then proceed to explore all the wonderful benefits and opportunities that these technologies will bring to us.   I want to explore the dark side of these technologies.  I don’t mean to deny the incredible benefits that all these technologies are bringing us. 

Should Your Company Get on the Blockchain Learning Curve Now or Wait?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A lot is going on with blockchain, so much so that last year the World Economic Forum (WEF) named The Blockchain one of its Top Ten Emerging Technologies for 2016. What should your company do? The legacy assets of older companies were like a noose around their neck.

A Growing Backlash Against the Relentless Advances in Technology?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Given the relentless impact of technology-based innovation on just about all aspects of society, I like reading the views of different people on the subject, especially those outside my own worlds of technology and business.

The Puzzling Technology Adoption Discrepancy Between Individuals and Institutions

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

One of their major findings is that the return on assets (ROA) of US companies have been steadily dropping, and are now 75 percent lower than their 1965 levels. This discrepancy in technology adoption has been observed for the past few years.

technology, change, and us

Harold Jarche

As Z/Yen put it earlier this year: “For many people the big story is not Bitcoin, rather it’s the blockchain technology that makes tens of crypto currencies work. Soon, a technology like Bitcoin will be creating value that may exceed what the internet has created to date.

Technology or preparation?

Clark Quinn

In listening to a recent presentation on the trends affecting the workplace and HR, there was mention about how organizations were using more cognitive technology, AI, etc. But one of the things I wondered was whether all the new, smart technology really would help as much as was intended or needed. Pharmaceutical companies are continually trying new drugs. There are strong reasons to use technology to do things we struggle at doing well, and in particular to augment us.

Can AI Help Translate Technological Advances into Strategic Advantage?

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Any sufficiently advanced technology is indistinguishable from magic,” is one of the most memorable quotes of science fiction writer Arthur C. But, as we better understand its promise and limitations, technology becomes just another tool we rely on in our work and daily life.

The Dearth of Science in Learning Technology

Clark Quinn

Over the years, I’ve looked at a lot of learning technology. I end up seeing a lot of technology by checking it out when someone talks about it, or wandering expo halls. Ok, so this rant doesn’t taint all companies, but it’s too true for many or most.

Should Companies Block Access to Digital Tools?

Luis Suarez

In “ Should Companies Allow Facebook at Work? ” he comes to talk about that number of companies out there who, still, in 2013!,

Solow Paradox 2.0: The Lagging Impact of Technology Advances on Productivity Growth

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Which is why few topics have generated as much concern among economists and policy makers as the sharp decline in productivity growth in the US and other advanced economies over the past decade, - despite accelerating technology advances.

Gender Diversity, Empathy and Technology

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

What’s the value of gender diversity in technology-based disciplines? Is gender diversity an asset for technology-based companies? Are men inherently better than women at technology-based jobs? But they recently resurfaced following an internal memo by Google engineer James Damore that criticized the company’s diversity initiatives, for which he was subsequently fired by Google. These are questions that have long been discussed.

Quick and Easy Ways Tech Companies Can Make eLearning More Interactive (and Why They Should)

TOPYX LMS

The current speed of technological change is a marvel. According to Forbes, rapid technological change is the biggest threat to global business. 1 Also, a contributor to the New Zealand Listener claimed “the rate of technological change is now exceeding our ability to adapt.”

How Retail Companies Can Reduce Employee Turnover

TOPYX LMS

The retail sector sees more turnover than any other, except for the technology industry. 1 In 2018, one-third of HR and compensation professionals at 53 retailers reported an 81 percent turnover rate among their combined 2 million employees, according to Retail Dive.

Where is Technology Taking the Economy

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

I recently read Where is Technology Taking the Economy? , The first era, in the 1970s and 1980s, brought us Moore’s law and the dramatic advances in semiconductor technologies. Companies can take advantage of these intelligent capabilities, - like face recognition, natural language processing and chatbots, - to automate existing processes. But, as we well know, there are serious downsides to technology-based automation.

business schools are a technology of the last century

Harold Jarche

Charles Green succinctly explained the order in which this transition happens: “Ideas lead technology. Technology leads organizations. One of the presenters was the co-vice president of a roof truss manufacturing company in northern Québec.

What Makes a Company Good at IT?

Andy McAfee

It described some recent research we’ve been working on, in collaboration with McKinsey, on the broad question what makes a company ‘good at IT?’ We limited ourselves to publicly-traded companies so that we could make use of our second data source: their annual reports.

Innovation in Education: Companies outside of USA?

George Siemens

New and innovative teaching models through the use of technology are a global focus. What are the most innovative companies that you’ve come across that are NOT US-based Innovation in education is getting attention globally. Entrepreneurship may well be the force that finally brings structural change to higher education after 800 years. The epicentre of edtech innovation is the USA. At least, that’s the impression I get from the blogs and news sites that I follow.

How To Build A Truly Purpose-Driven Company Through The Example Of Stocksy

Dan Pontefract

In fact, the company celebrated its 2 billionth Uber ride this past July. Whichever way you slice it, both companies are wreaking havoc on existing business models. These are not truly “sharing economy” companies.

The 7 roles of company directors in driving successful innovation

Ross Dawson

The piece is below, providing a high-level view on the role of company directors in driving innovation. As the pace of change in the business environment increases, driven by technological and social shifts, innovation is moving to the centre of value creation in organisations.

Entrepreneurship and Innovation in Large Companies

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

A disproportionate number of entrepreneurial companies are, indeed, small start-ups. But the article then went on to define entrepreneurship as something that applies not only to new or small companies. The defining characteristic of entrepreneurship, then, is not the size of the company but the act of innovation.” Quite a few people think that entrepreneurship in large companies is an oxymoron. There is no alternative - the very survival of the company is at stake.

Xyleme Named to 2019 Training Industry Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies List

Xyleme

Raleigh, NC – February 7, 2019 – Training Industry today announced that Xyleme has been selected as part of the 2019 Top Training Companies lists for the Authoring Tools sector of the learning and development market. View the 2019 Top 20 Authoring Tools Companies.

Power Shift – People Running Companies by Apple?

Luis Suarez

The balance of power from companies running people to, hopefully, people running companies ” [Emphasis mine]. That’s the fact that technology is no longer a hurdle for yours truly.

Control Technology Choice, Not Technology Use

Andy McAfee

Like a lot of his peers these days, he was pretty interested in Enterprise 2.0 , and was digging in on figuring out what it meant for his company and putting a plan together. For me, the most interesting part of the conversation came as I gave him one of my standard pieces of advice: exercise tight control over technology choice, and as little as possible over technology use. I talked a couple days ago with the CIO of a huge global organization.