Serverless Computing - An Innovative Approach to Software Development

Irving Wladawsky-Berger

Serverless is an approach to software development for quickly building and deploying applications as a collection of loosely coupled modules and microservices.

Is LMS Software Still Relevant?

TOPYX LMS

Five years ago, LMS software was the dominant learning platform for enterprises, associations, and nonprofits. Learning Management Software Corporate LMSIf you wanted to implement online training, you used an LMS. But technology is relentless. The market has expanded and is now crowded with learning experience platforms, learning record stores, and more. Check out this article for more information on today’s learning platform landscape.)

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Software that makes us freer

David Weinberger

Dave Winer has a couple of related posts up, one addressed to Doc Searls and me, and the other broadening the point: we need to be doing more to support software that makes us, and the Internet, freer. Dave’s point is that there’s software that increases our freedom and there’s software that “siphons off and monetizes freedom.” ” People like Dave write software that increases our freedom.

What’s next for educational software?

George Siemens

Most educational software instantiates physical learning spaces. Instead of creating central spaces of learning, our focus (and reflected in Stephen’s grsshopper software) in subsequent courses turned to encouraging students to own their own learning spaces. Educational software in common use today assumes that structure exists a priori. We have run pilots with the software and have a few additional pilots planned for fall. What do you want the software to do?

Trade Association Software: Do You Need a Built-In LMS or Best-of-Breed Software?

TOPYX LMS

Many associations use trade association software that typically features a built-in LMS. LMS Software LMS benefits Trade Association SoftwareA learning management system (LMS) provides a great deal of value for an association. Some of the benefits of an LMS for associations include on-demand training, course variety, collaborative learning opportunities, tools to create SME training, and cost savings.

Design principles in DSS software

Dave Snowden

Later in the day, as part of table 1 which joyously contained all the complexity experts and leading curmudgeons and cynics (not sure what the collective noun is here) we added some more: The need to create an object based architecture from which applications emerge through the interaction of people with software objects, it is not about application design. An exciting week in Singapore with a series of events including IRAHSS 2013 all held in the Raffles City Convention Centre.

Providing Contractor Training with LMS Software: 3 Simple Tips

TOPYX LMS

LMS Software Employee Training Employee OnboardingOver the past 10 years, flexible contract work has increased by 56 percent.¹ More companies and industries and leveraging contractors for internal work such as change management as well as to fulfill the needs of customers, such as the auto repair shops that contract with insurance companies to serve customers.

The Top 3 Functions of LMS Software for Manufacturing Companies

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Learning Management Software ManufacturingThe U.S. manufacturing industry employs 8.5 percent of the national workforce and produces 18.2 percent of the world’s goods. 1 Unfortunately, many manufacturing companies are also struggling to keep up with the competition. They’re dealing with skills gaps, low productivity, and financial risks associated with regulatory compliance, among other challenges.

LMS Software: The Difference Between SCORM Compliant and SCORM Certified

TOPYX LMS

LMS Software LMS FeaturesThe corporate LMS market is large, and growing, expected to reach $7 billion globally¹ by 2023. There are an enormous number of vendors for corporations to choose from, each offering a different suite of content, features, and pricing.

3 Signs Your Association Needs Different LMS Software

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Association Training Corporate LMS Trade Association SoftwareIn the U.S., there are over 80,000 professional associations that provide continuing education on some level. 1 Many of these associations deliver continued education with a learning management system.

3 Ways to Personalize Corporate Training with LMS Software

TOPYX LMS

LMS software can make this easier. eLearning and Corporate Training LMS SoftwareCorporate training isn’t always what employees would consider to be personal. More often, it’s standard, dry content that doesn’t fit each employee’s job.

How Business Size Affects What Online Learning Software You Need

TOPYX LMS

Selecting the correct online learning software for your business is a complicated endeavor. LMS Software LMS ComparisonIn a global market that is expected to grow from 9.8 billion to 22.4 billion in the next five years¹, there are more than 700 different eLearning and learning management system vendors in business². Each vendor offers a unique suite of features, content, and pricing options.

What Features Do Technology Companies Need in eLearning Software?

TOPYX LMS

Many choose eLearning software to help them train their workforce. Choosing software that doesn’t have the tools a tech company needs takes an organization further from its goals and wastes part of the training budget. LMS Software LMS TechnologyForward-thinking technology companies understand that both employee and customer training is vital to increased productivity and a healthy bottom line.

Evolution of learning software

Jay Cross's Informal Learning

From classroom scheduling to nose counting to connecting people. Time for a change in emphasis.

How Learning Management Software Improves Competency Management

TOPYX LMS

Learning Management SoftwareForty percent of U.S. employers are unable to find workers who are skilled enough to fill entry-level positions.¹ This points to a skills, or competency, gap that can cause serious problems within an organization.

Old skool influential software

Doc Searls

At least I got to play with a PC and an Apple II then, because my company did the advertising for a software company making a game for them. So I got to see first hand what Dave Winer is driving at in MacWrite and MacPaint, a coral reef and What early software was influential? How is it that wanting software to do everything defeats the simple purpose of doing any one thing well? One current victim of cruftism is Apple, at least in software and services.

Online Newspaper Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

Major Commercial PageSuite Commercial software, pricing not available, demo not functioning. ZMags Apears to be more of a commerce server, but has something they call online newspaper software. Small Commercial Flexportal Newspaper and portal software written in C (which means more installation problems but much better speed). Bondware Newspaper website software. EZY Media Services include software 'packs' (eg.,

3 Things You Need to Know About Learning Management Software

TOPYX LMS

For some organizations, learning management software (LMS) is an unexplored technology. Learning Management Software Online LearningFrom 2016 to 2017, the top learning priority for organizations was exploring new learning technologies, according to the Brandon Hall Group.¹

Rats, coffee & software

Harold Jarche

Horses for Sources : Why Oracle’s acquisition of Taleo shifts the innovation onus onto the service providers: Companies buy software because they want standard process that can be automated with as little human intervention as possible. But to win, Oracle will have to change its strategy as dramatically as it did in 2006 when Ellison famously announced that software innovation was dead and just started to buy everything.

Tips for using software

Euen Semple

Always assume it is you who are being stupid rather than the software. Make the effort to learn it - not by reading the manual but by tinkering. Watch kids - they keep pressing buttons until they get what they want. If it doesn't work for you it's not personal - move on and find a better app

3 Ways LMS Software Gives Your Company a Competitive Advantage

TOPYX LMS

Positioning your company to stand out in the crowd can be a feat, but using LMS software makes it easier. eLearning and Corporate Training LMS SoftwareYour company has a sea of competitors. If you’re unsure of how to create a top-performing business, you will lose customers and stunt organizational growth. A learning management system is essential to a progressive organization as it delivers a unique blend of benefits that help companies develop a competitive advantage.

3 Reasons to Implement Online Learning with LMS Software

TOPYX LMS

LMS Software Learning Management System Online LearningTo claim that online learning, or eLearning, is popular in the workplace is an understatement. In the U.S. alone, over 75 percent of companies offer online training.¹ About half of Fortune 500 companies already use eLearning,² and it’s estimated that 98 percent of all companies will use some type of eLearning by 2020.³.

3 Signs Your LMS Software Investment Is Paying Off (Or Not)

TOPYX LMS

To ensure your LMS is delivering these benefits, it’s a good idea to step back and take an objective look at how well the software is performing and if your investment is really paying off. LMS Software Learning Management System LMS Implementation

The Facebook imperative for enterprise software

Dion Hinchcliffe

Marc Benioff, CEO of Salesforce, the well-known CRM and cloud computing company (and now soon-to-be social software vendor) wrote a guest post on TechCrunch late last week making the case for “why enterprise software should take its cues from Facebook and become more social.” Cloud Enterprise Software Hardware Social Enterprise Virtualization

3 Ways to Deliver Microlearning with LMS Software

TOPYX LMS

While there is no quick fix for increasing an employee’s level of engagement in learning and development, integrating microlearning into training modules with LMS software is a great place to start. LMS LMS Software microlearningLess than half of U.S. employees are highly engaged in learning.

Poster child for open software

Jay Cross

The beauty of open software is that it gets better all the time. I’ve been blogging a long, long time. A decade. I remember the earliest versions of Blogger and the introduction of TypePad. But nothing has impressed me as much as the continuous evolution of WordPress.

Employee Training: 4 Benefits of LMS Software for Companies

TOPYX LMS

They can be prevented by using LMS software to manage corporate training. LMS LMS Software Employee TrainingEmployee training isn’t always the simple process business leaders want it to be. Some companies struggle with engaging employees in training, don’t regularly offer professional learning and development programs, or fail to meet the needs of individual learners. Any of these training mistakes can result in lower productivity.

Can LMS Software Make Your Employee Onboarding Program More Effective?

TOPYX LMS

LMS Software Employee Training Employee OnboardingEmployee onboarding programs are crucial to your company’s success. They affect not only new employees, but turnover costs and productivity as well. In fact, Up to 20% of employee turnover happens in the first 6 weeks on the job.¹. “In In the U.S. and U.K., an estimated $37 billion is spent annually to keep unproductive employees who don’t understand their job,” according to The Onboarding Statistics You Need to Know.².

Social Software Adoption

Tony Karrer

Not surprising, the terms most closely associated with Adoption are Adoption of Social Software and Adoption of Enterprise 2.0. There are some great resources on this such as: Ten tips for choosing & using social software Adoption of Web 2.0

How to Close the Corporate Leadership Skills Gap with LMS Software

TOPYX LMS

LMS Software eLearning and Corporate Training leadership developmentEighty-four percent of companies anticipate a shortage of leaders in the workplace in the next five years, according to Infopro Learning.

2 Ways LMS Software Promotes Informal Learning in Employee Training

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LMS Software Employee Training Informal LearningIn 2018, business leaders understand that training is key to a healthy, thriving business. That’s why nearly $165 billion was spent on training and development by U.S. companies in 2013 alone.¹.

The Agile Software Vendor (Part 2 – Writing Good User Stories)

Xyleme

In our first post on agile development from January ([link] we discussed the basics of the Agile software development process and why it is good for software vendors and their customers. This article looks at what makes a good User Story – the core of defining requirements. What exactly is a User Story? User Stories are simply requirements. But, as with everything in Agile, we both simplify and specify the process.

6 Tips for Choosing the Best eLearning Software

TOPYX LMS

The most exceptional eLearning software increases company productivity, streamlines your budget, and ensures training efficiencies – while the wrong one can cost you untold time, money, and employee resources. LMS Software eLearning LMS

eLearning Software

Tony Karrer

eLearning Software posts: eLearning Software Tools Course Authoring and Rapid eLearning Software Satisfaction - Satisfaction survey results for eLearning Software. eLearning Software Satisfaction (More) - follow-up on satisfaction results for eLearning Software. What is Rapid eLearning Software? Description of eLearning Software for rapid eLearning. Rapid eLearning Software - Another post looking at eLearning Software for rapid eLearning.

Enterprise 2.0 a bright spot for software in 2012

Dion Hinchcliffe

Along the way, new software products continue to emerge in the Enterprise 2.0 space, continuing the variety and innovation needed to keep lift going as the industry matures into a major component of the software business. CIO Collaboration Networking Software IT EmploymentAs some expected, the move to incorporate social media into the way enterprises get work their done has been a difficult one, yet traction increasingly appears to be at hand.

Webinar Software - Adoption Advice

Clark Quinn

Good question about adoption of webinar software / services - this time from someone who went to my workshop in Cincinnati - Revolution in Workplace Learning - who by the way - called it "awesome." Those are my quick thoughts, but my guess is that there's lots more thoughts out there on what to do around choosing webinar software

Corporate LMS Systems: When to Replace Outdated Software

TOPYX LMS

Corporate learning management systems provide a number of benefits to an organization: centralizing and standardizing company training, controlling L&D costs, and streamlining and improving the effectiveness of employee learning and development. LMS User Experience LMS Comparison Corporate LMS

What Companies Need to Know About the Cost of LMS Software

TOPYX LMS

Company leaders become interested in LMS software for a variety of reasons, usually because they want to maximize employee training. LMS LMS Software eLearning LMSWhat they often end up discovering is that an LMS, or learning management system , does far more than just deliver training. It can also encourage collaboration, increase sales and decrease the cost of training.¹.

3 Ways Companies Can Use LMS Software to Improve Employee Training

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Many highly successful companies rely specifically on learning management system (LMS) software and other types of eLearning tools to improve employee training. LMS LMS SoftwareForward-thinking company leaders are interested in improving employee training any way they can. CEOs of the most successful companies in the world have seen firsthand the difference effective employee training makes in company culture. This is precisely the reason they invest in training.

LMS Software Provides Top-Notch Learning Experiences

TOPYX LMS

With all the funds billowing into this market, it has the revenue needed to develop new and exciting types of software that make online learning a great experience for both learners and trainers. eLearning software will probably never replace certified trainers; at least, not entirely. These individuals cannot be fully replaced by eLearning software. Simply put, eLearning software makes an instructor’s tasks painless.

3 Little-Known Benefits of Learning Management Software

TOPYX LMS

Are you getting the most from your learning management software? Most company leaders who implement learning management software do so for training purposes. The problem is, they stop at employee training programs, while an LMS’s real benefits go much farther. LMS benefits Learning Management System LMS

Socialist Software

Stephen Downes: Half an Hour

The answer to the question posed in this essay, therefore, boils down, in my view, to this: we build and select and use software that instantiates the four principles, and where possible, we foster and encourage the use of such software in our institutions. Ulises asks, "But how do we challenge the hegemony that has been coded into the technology?"

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David Gurteen

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