I don’t often write about M&A transactions unless they’re strategic but this one points out an important topic. In the complex, competitive market for HR and learning solutions (it is the reddest of “red oceans” out there), companies have to focus on sales, marketing, and positioning to succeed.
The $240 billion corporate learning market is one of the most complex and fast-changing worlds in HR. There are dozens of platform providers, hundreds of content companies, and an army of new ideas and innovations every day.
And innovation is fast and furious. Whenever a new technology is invented, learning technologists quickly try to use ... Read more»
The market for corporate training and education (including onboarding, leadership development, and compliance) is well over $240 billion around the world, and as much as 14% of this goes into technology. A variety of small and large companies are chasing this $20+ billion market and the war is hotter than ever.
At the core of ... Read more»
Corporate training and development has been through quite a journey. Twenty years ago companies built physical universities (GE’s Crotonville, Accenture St. Charles), hired faculty and college professors, and sent their employees to courses. During my time at IBM in the 1980s, I flew to education centers all over the country, sitting in front ... Read more»
The enormous market for training and learning tools is very fragmented. Today there are more than 200 LMS vendors, more than 30 LXP vendors, and thousands of vendors who build collaboration tools, mobile learning tools, content development tools, and analytics tools. (Roughly 12% of the $240 Billion corporate training market is spent on tools.)
While ... Read more»
Several months ago I started writing about Learning in The Flow Of Work, an idea based on many trends in the workforce today. (video details below.) Well, I want to give you an update: a lot of progress is happening.
On the technology side, almost every learning vendor is now adding tools to ... Read more»
Since the acquisition of Lynda.com in 2015, LinkedIn has become a tidal wave in corporate learning. It feels like they’re going everywhere, and you don’t want to get in the way.
If you go back only a few years (June of 2016 when LinkedIn was acquired by Microsoft), LinkedIn was primarily a professional ... Read more»
As I’ve described in several articles over the last few weeks, the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) market is growing rapidly. This market is now over $200M in size, growing at over 100% per year, and vendors like Degreed, EdCast, Fuse, CornerstoneOnDemand, SkillSoft, Valamis, and others are jumping in.
In this article I’d like ... Read more»
Today Degreed, one of the pioneering vendors of Learning Experience Platforms (LXP), announced plans to acquire Pathgather, another innovator in this space. This acquisition gives Degreed clear market share leadership in this fast-growing new market, putting pressure on challengers like EdCast, CornerstoneOnDemand, Skillsoft, LinkedIn and others to move faster as ... Read more»
The corporate training market is over $200 billion around the world and it’s going through a revolution. While we often think of training as programs or courses, a new paradigm has arrived, one I call “Learning in the Flow of Work.” Let me explain.
How Corporate Training Evolved: From Classroom to PC to e-Learning ... Read more»
We just released our newest research on the corporate Learning Management Systems market and the numbers are astounding. The market is well over $2.5 billion and grew by over 21% this year.
These are big numbers, especially since the market grew by only 13% the prior year. Why all the growth? There are four big ... Read more»
This week Kenexa, one of the largest and most successful HR and talent acquisition consulting companies, announced the acquisition of Outstart, a pioneering company in the market for e-learning tools, learning management, collaboration, and mobile learning solutions. This represents a major move for Kenexa, putting the company firmly into the market for training tools, ... Read more»
This week Peoplefluent (a $100M+ talent management software company, built from the combination of Authoria and Peopleclick) announced the acquisition of Strategia, a small but very successful enterprise learning management systems company. Strategia was a Canadian enterprise LMS company with ... Read more»
Over the last ten years Blackboard has been one of the most successful learning technology companies in the market. Its platform is now the dominant system for secondary and university education and has been growing market share in primary education and in the corporate market. The company’s corporate LMS business is now in the top ... Read more»