Skillsoft is one of the most fascinating companies in the marketplace. As the pioneering company in online learning (founded in 1998, originally focused on soft skills), the founders aggressively defined the market for web-based corporate training and rapidly dominated the landscape. During my years as an analyst I watched the company go from ... 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»
As I describe in the article “The HR Software Market Reinvents Itself,” we have entered a new world in the $14 billion market for HR software and tools. While many large organizations have made the shift from licensed software to cloud-based HR systems (fueling growth by Oracle, SAP, Workday, ADP, Infor, Cornerstone and ... Read more»
Last month Saba, a pioneer in the market for enterprise learning and talent management systems, held its annual customer conference (more than 700 learning and HR professionals attended). I had a chance to meet with the management team, talk with many customers and employees, and talk with Saba’s new owners (Vector Capital).
My conclusion, ... Read more»
I”m very excited to announce that starting in a few weeks our analysts will be going on a roadshow around the country to present our latest research and best-practices on social and informal learning. This workshop, sponsored by Skillsoft, is an in-depth half-day discussion of best-practices in the exciting new world of corporate social learning.... Read more»
One of the biggest investment areas in Human Resources and Talent Management is Leadership Development. We like to think about it as one of the bedrock roles of the HR or L&D team, since in many ways “leadership” is one of the most strategic assets in any organization.
Over the last ten years, the leadership ... Read more»
Today the corporate training industry is evolving from ten years of focus on e-learning and blended learning towards a serious and transformational focus on “we-learning.” We named this trend the “formalization of informal learning” and it is now one of the most significant changes taking place in corporate training around the world.
As ... Read more»
Today Skillsoft announced that the company is being acquired by a private equity firm for approximately $1.1 billion. This acquisition price reflects a 14% premium over the public share price and a price to sales ratio of 3.3, which is quite high for a company of this size.
Why did this private equity firm decide ... Read more»