Founded in April 2000, Avanade is the premier technology integrator for Microsoft solutions in the enterprise and a joint venture between Microsoft and Accenture. Global in scale, Avanade already employs more than 1,500 people in 13 countries, including 1
Over the next five years, network field personnel in the United States Air Force will receive blended learning in various technologies.
New customer demands coupled with new technologies and a changing competitive landscape are causing corporate learning departments to rethink their value, role and impact on the organization. Added to this changing environment is an increasing level of bu
To the uninitiated or unfamiliar, life at QUALCOMM might be predicted as boring. A high-tech communications company populated by engineers working with chips and circuits and wireless equipment may be cutting-edge, but all that raises a stereotypic image
Public- and private-sector organizations have much to learn from each other when it comes to learning management strategies. While public-sector organizations have embraced automation of training and competencies much faster than private-sector companies,
In 2000, Unilever, one of the world’s leading foods, home and personal care companies, initiated a five-year, comprehensive change program aimed at improving the company’s growth. As part of that program, Unilever implemented the Leadership Growth Profile
Chief learning officers and other learning leaders know the value of sharing knowledge and best practices—it’s a large part of what they enable their organizations to do.
Corporate learning serves the organization best when it ties in with company-wide goals and initiatives.
Since the introduction of the first e-learning solutions in 1996, a lot has changed in corporate education and training. The first wave of e-learning started with self-paced learning followed by the fast growth of live e-learning. The next step in this ev
American Standard may be best known for its white porcelain toilets, but the Piscataway, N.J.-based corporation encompasses far more. In fact, plumbing products account for barely a quarter of the annual revenues of American Standard Cos., an organization
Chief learning officers in many organizations focus on the cutting edge of business practices to shape the corporate learning agenda. Quality initiatives like Six Sigma have long been a priority on that agenda. Let’s examine three major implications of Si
As the aftershocks of the events of Sept. 11 rocked the United States, the U.S. government got to work finding ways to protect its citizens from future terrorist attacks. As a result, on Nov. 19, 2001, President Bush signed into law the Aviation and Trans
I was recently asked to submit a cost analysis on attending a major trade event. To build my case, I outlined objectives and mapped a strategy for reaching them. I established a metric by which to determine satisfactory return on investment (ROI) and list
People are the most important part of any organization, and developing those people through mentoring gives the organization a competitive advantage.
CenterPoint Energy was formed in October 2002 when Reliant Energy split its regulated and non-regulated companies. The unregulated company became Reliant Resources, and the regulated company became CenterPoint Energy. CenterPoint Energy is now one of the
Everyone who has spent any time around business knows about the innovations Henry Ford brought to the industrial world, first and foremost with the creation of the assembly line production system. It’s not surprising that the Ford Motor Co. is still an in
Think back to the times when you have learned most effectively. Was it when you listened to a particularly stirring lecture? Was it when you read a well-structured book with excellent diagrams? Was it a great e-learning widget that suddenly made a complex
Since its beginnings in 1920 when Arthur Pitney and Walter Bowes invented the postage meter, Pitney Bowes has evolved into a $4.1 billion global provider of integrated mail and document management solutions. It’s hard to believe that a company whose produ
The use of e-learning within government agencies is one area where the government leads much of Corporate America in widespread adoption, the development of innovative applications and its incorporation as an essential component in agency-wide learning in
Given the state of the enterprise e-learning market, evaluating and selecting the right vendor has never been more difficult. Global 2000 organizations have moved away from HR-centric enterprise learning and are instead focused on smaller, leaner LMS depl