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News: Brandon Hall Reviews Torch LMS

Torch LMS was recently reviewed by Brandon Hall. With more than 10,000 clients globally and 20 years of delivering world-class research and advisory services, Brandon Hall Group is perhaps the most established and well-known research organization in the performance improvement industry. Their review of Torch LMS appears in their LMS KnowledgeBase 2012 report. […]

Best LMS: Choosing a Learning Management System

Choosing the right learning management system for your organization can be an enormous project. One of the most important steps in this process is determining the requirements for your organization. The best way to determine these requirements is to develop business cases or scenarios of how you will use the LMS. […]

The Cloud - Benefits of SaaS (Software as a Service)

Posted on May 10, 2012 By Jake White

  The Cloud is the future of computing. Microsoft CEO, Steve Ballmer, said that the company was betting its future on the cloud. John Hagel from Deloitte Consulting said, "All businesses would be well advised to begin to develop experience with Cloud Computing platforms at an early stage to better prepare themselves for the disruptions that lie ahead." According to a Gartner report, 20% of enterprises will have no IT departments by the end of 2012. Salesforce.com was the pioneer of the cloud, with their anti-software marketing. They are now a $1 billion company, with their sites on hitting $10 billion in revenue. Though cloud computing has become ubiquitous with services like browser-based email (e.g., Gmail) and document storage (e.g., DropBox and iCloud), it is still not very well understood. Here, we will provide some information about cloud computing, with an emphasis on the benefits of software as a service. […]

Leadership Development that Works

Posted on March 27, 2012 By Jake White

There are thousands of books and articles on leadership development. Most of them are subjective fluff. If you are looking for a leadership model with research rigor and practical application, I recommend Zenger|Folkman. Their book, The Extraordinary Leader, may be the only leadership development book you'll ever need. […]

Learning Management Systems: Mobile Learning on iPhone or iPad

Mobile training is taking off, and we are a leader in this new phase of technology-based learning. Not only is Torch LMS mobile-friendly, but we also provide a mobile-friendly authoring tool. One of our business partners, Rapid Intake, has come up with the ultimate eLearning authoring tool: mLearning Studio. It is powerful and has great functionality for collaborative authoring. But its most amazing feature is how training is deployed on multiple devices, including computers, iPhones, iPads, and other mobile devices. Most eLearning authoring tools publish to Flash, but mLearning Studio publishes to both Flash and HTML5, making it possible to work on iPhones/iPads (Flash does not operate on these devices. You have to see for yourself! See the video below. […]

Torch LMS - The Ultimate Learning Management System for Small and Mid-Size Businesses

Torch LMS is an excellent online training solution to help small to mid-size businesses manage their training programs. Torch is the ultimate platform for deploying eLearning, as well as managing classroom training and ensuring that all employees have completed their required training. Torch also includes excellent tools for talent and performance management, and powerful social learning tools as well. It is the ultimate learning management system for small and mid-size businesses. Take a look at this short video that introduces the system that is redefining the learning management system. […]

Small Business LMS: Business Models

Learning and development and talent management professionals need to be able to show how the training function contributes to the overall business. Additionally, they must be able to assess the learning needs of the organization so they can develop interventions. One of the best tools I have found to assist with both of these crucial skills is the Business Model Canvas, from the book, "Business Model Generation." […]

Quotes: Jim Collins Quotes

Most learning & development professionals can appreciate the work of Jim Collins. Implicit in all of his work is the idea of continuous improvement and becoming a learning organization. We have provided some of the best Jim Collins quotes from his books below. […]

Events: Upcoming Conferences

We will be attending some conferences coming up to show off our Learning Management System "Torch."  We'd love to chat, answer any questions, show a demo of our LMS, and more. Here are the conferences and dates below: […]

Learning Management Systems: What is a Learning Management System?

Posted on May 29, 2011 By Jake White

In our 21st-century knowledge economy, an organization's ability to accumulate and apply critical expertise is the hallmark of success. Organizations that know how to learn, disseminate best practices, and stay on top of changes in the market will outlast their competitors. One of the most valuable tools that organizations can use to embed these competencies into their culture is a learning management system (LMS). An LMS is a tool that has great appeal for leaders of training & development, human resources, compliance, safety, equipment/fleet management, as well as operations management. In this post, I discuss some of the challenges of selecting the right LMS for your organization. I hope this will be helpful to any professional who is exploring purchasing an LMS or considering switching from their current system. (And I won't make a sales pitch until the end!) […]