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The LMS Meets 2017: Top 15 Learning Tech Predictions

January 9, 2017

Hands down, our learning technology “predictions” list is our favorite post to develop each year.  These aren’t Nostradamus-style prophecies.  Rather, they are educated guesses about learning technology trends, based on our continuous [...more...]

Introducing the LMS Almanac: Corporate Edition 2016

April 26, 2016

After more than two years of intense research,  111 LMS reviews, 90 learning technology blog posts, dozens of LMS selections and 25 original webinars, we are proud and finally ready to introduce our first paid publication – The Talented Learning [...more...]

Why So Many LMS Vendors?

April 14, 2016

Nearly 700 LMS vendors compete in today’s LMS marketplace.  These LMS vendors range from global software companies to tiny cloud vendors.  Why are there so many?  How do they all survive?  Who is doing all this buying? I believe a [...more...]

2015 Talented Learning LMS Vendor Award Recipients

November 18, 2015

Learning management systems didn’t die.  They evolved, and today we recognize them. Brief LMS History Corporate LMSs were invented almost 30 years ago to manage and report on the training and compliance of their employees and contractors.  They [...more...]

Workday Announces New LMS — My Thoughts

October 9, 2015

Last week, Workday announced a second half 2016 release of Workday Learning – their homegrown learning management system (LMS) that will be fully integrated into their enterprise suite of finance and HR products.    This is big news.  Change [...more...]

5 New Extended Enterprise LMS Webinars this Fall!

August 27, 2015

I’ve been researching the global LMS market place for over 15 years –first as an LMS sales guy for 13 years and now as the lead learning technology analyst at Talented Learning.  In the last 20 months, I have personally reviewed 92 LMS [...more...]

LinkedIn Outfoxes Many with Lynda.com Acquisition

April 14, 2015

  It wasn’t the shot heard around the world by any means, but it should have been.  Last week LinkedIn announced plans to acquire content aggregator Lynda.com for $1.5 billion.  I am a learning technology analyst focused on the business of [...more...]

Top 10 LMS Predictions for 2015

January 1, 2015

Talented Learning Co-Founders Joelle Girton and John Leh Happy New Year! We co-founded Talented Learning in early 2014 and went on a mission to personally learn and report on the global LMS industry like no analysts ever have. One-by-one, we [...more...]

Skillsoft Acquires SumTotal: Crazy or Genius?

August 26, 2014

I love acquisitions.  They shake things up and restack the competitive deck giving new competitors a chance.  My reaction to Skillsoft acquiring SumTotal Systems has went from “Wow!” to “Hmmm” to “Eureka” to “Yeah!” in a few short [...more...]