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COMPANY NEWS ACQUISITIONS g e ding t Part s leading MidO MidO MidOcean Partners, a leading ced that private equity firm, announ it has acquired Global Knowledge, a worldwide leader in IT and business skills training. Stories from the Last Quarter Articles TII New articles are e clusiv each week on Ex posted Check out these TII Exclusives from the last quarter: • “Understanding the ROI of e-Learning” by Mark Bower • “Optimizing Your Sales Training Investment” by Richard Ruff & Janet Spirer • “Can the Past Predict the Future?” by Jeff Hoey • “Why You Need a Sales Playbook” by Kevin Davis Miller Heiman, the leader in global sales performance, is expected to boost its consulting expertise in the area of channel partnership and indirect channels with the acquisition of Channel Enablers, a recognized global authority on multi-channel routes to market. e ce ion po tio Ope ext Corporatio a Open Tex Corporati announced Open Text Corporation announced ired Operitel Corporation, it has acqu a company specializing in Learning Management Systems (LMS) and Enterprise Learning Portals. The acquisition adds powerful e-learning capabilities to OpenText’s solutions. Total Safety, the premier global outsourced provider of integrated safety and compliance solutions to clients operating in hazardous environments, announced that Warburg Pincus, a leading global private equity firm, will acquire Total Safety from DLJ Merchant Banking Partners. CONTRACTS l e d d rdedTennessee P GP Awarded Tennessee Homeland Contract Security Program Global performance improvement solutions provider General Physics Corporation (GP) has been awarded a contract, valued at $2.9 million, by the State of Tennessee, Department of Safety Office of Homeland Security, to implement their Comprehensive Homeland Security Exercise Program. i iG n i SimiGon Win $5.6M SimiGon Wins $5.6M Contract SimiGon, a global leader in providing simulation solutions, announced an exclusive five-year agreement with Check-6 Inc., a leading provider of training solutions to the energy and mining industries, for the delivery of SIMbox based training solution, a unique virtual reality simulator to train oil rig crews worldwide. INDUSTRY NEWS oo Boost CA CAAB and Citi Boost Entrepreneurship Capital Area Asset Builders (CAAB) and Citi Community Development announced the new Jobs & Entrepreneurship Stimulus Account (JESA) program, an accelerated Individual Development Account (IDA) savings program for individuals who agree to save $500 towards their small business or job training costs. White House to Launch ‘Digital Promise’ Initiative The White House and Secretary of Education Arne Duncan announced the launch of “Digital Promise,” a new national center created by Congress with bipartisan support to advance technologies to transform teaching and learning. Obama Obama Administration Awards $500M in Grants to Community Colleges Secretary of Labor Hilda L. Solis and Under Secretary of Education Martha Kanter announced nearly $500 million in grants to community colleges around the country for targeted training and workforce development to develop programs that meet specific industry needs. New (ISC)²® Foundation (ISC)²®, the world’s largest not-for-profit information security professional body and administrators of the CISSP®, announced the (ISC)² Foundation, a new charitable organization dedicated to delivering education and awareness programs to make the cyber world a safer place for everyone. 43 Interested in submitting company news? Please send to editor@ Training Industry Quarterly, Winter 2012 / A Training Industry, Inc. ezine /

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

Training Industry Quarterly - Winter 2012
From Where I Sit: The Age of Personal Learning
Table of Contents
Ad Index
The Discipline of Instructive Coversation
Real' Learning: The Role of Context
Context, Connectivity and Community
Don't Be Afraid of Feelings in the Workplace
Peer-to-Peer: The Future of Learning
User-Generated Content
It's All About the Social. Or is it?
Informal Learning: The Dawn of a Profitable New Era
Harvesting Creativity through Social Media
Connect, Learn, Share, Innovate: How to Begin Your Social Media Journey
Casebook: Marriott: Accommodating IT Training
How Long Does it Take to Get Fully Productive?
Tweet Suite
Company News
Closing Arguments: The Social Network

Training Industry Quarterly - Winter 2012