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HE E T S UL P [CoMPANY NEWS] ACQuIsItIoNs The Corporate Executive Board Company (CeB), the leading member-based advisory company, announced that it has signed a definitive agreement to acquire shL, a global leader in cloud-based talent measurement and management solutions, for $660 million in cash. Pearson, a provider of education, consumer publishing and business information services, acquired Globalenglish Corporation from its current ownership group for $90 million in cash, and said the transaction is subject to approval by Globalenglish’s shareholders. Articles TII Stories from the Last Quarter Microsoft will acquire Yammer, the developer of cloud-based enterprise social networking services for businesses, for $1.2 billion in cash. microsoft will continue to develop Yammer as a standalone service, and plans to maintain Yammer’s simplicity, innovation and crossplatform experiences. CGI Group Inc., Canada’s top It services firm, agreed to buy larger Anglo-Dutch rival Logica for $2.64 billion, a move that more than doubles its size, broadens its clientele and pushes it firmly into europe. CoNtrACts Gates Foundation: $9 Million in Grants the Bill & melinda Gates Foundation announced a $9 million package of grants to boost the number of students who attain a high-quality and affordable postsecondary credential. the grants create options that enable e students to earn a credential with valu out incurring in the labor market with significant debt. New articles are ve xclusi ted each week on E pos Check out these TII Exclusives from the last quarter: • “everything You think You Know about Learning retention rates is wrong” by robert Bogue • “the paradox of ‘women’s Leadership training’” by Dana theus • “Key trends for 2012: midYear review” by Doug harward • “unbundling Leadership training” by samuel B. Bacharach GP Strategies Awarded Blanket Purchase Agreement Gp strategies Corporation announced that it has been awarded ) a Blanket purchase Agreement (BpA Department of health by the u.s. and human services (hhs). the BpA will allow Gp strategies to continue to provide support for the hhs university Lms. INDustrY News Building Trust to Drive Business Results: New Research Interaction Associates has released Building trust in Business 2012, its annual research on trust and leadership that details the critical do’s and don’ts for driving strong business results by building trust in leaders at all levels. The Passing of Dr. Stephen R. Covey Franklin Covey Co. announced that Dr. stephen r. Covey, co-founder and a former vice-chairman and director of FranklinCovey, passed away. Dr. Covey made a decision early in his life that his greatest contribution and life’s work would be as a teacher. he was a renowned author, speaker and consultant in the training and business industry. Docebo Partners with Empresa Web A new partnership has been agreed between Docebo and empresa web, a leading provider of Internet solutions for companies in Venezuela and Latin America. the two companies are joining forces to deliver cutting-edge training technologies in the Latin American region. U.S. Air Force Renews Contract with Skillsoft skillsoft announced it has been awarded a new five-year contract to support the u.s. Air Force’s global It training program to support critical It and leadership training for Air Force personnel worldwide. this helps Air Force personnel keep pace with the latest industry standards for hardware, software, networking, productivity and other technologies. 47 Interested in submitting company news? Please send to editor@ Training Industry Quarterly, Fall 2012 / A Training Industry, Inc. magazine /

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2012

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2012
From Where I Sit: Learning Technology Market Segments
Table of Contents
Ad Index
Guest Editor: Supporting the Business of Learning
The Coherent Enterprise
Tracking Informal Learning with Tin Can
Can Your People Trust You?
5 Critical Skills to Survive Tomorrow
Expert Education: Training, Technology & SMEs
Cloud Transition: More to Consider Than Just Security
My Training Dashboard? Which One?
5 Gaming Elements for Effective e-Learning
Let's Get Multi-Platform Training Right
Casebook: Colorado Secretary of State's Office
Tracking Trends: Technology: Supporting Key Initiatives
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: Must-See Technology

Training Industry Quarterly - Fall 2012