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CO M PA N Y N E W S ACQ UI S I T I ON SA N DPA RTN E R SHI PS Relias Learning, the leader in online training and compliance solutions for the healthcare market, has completed the acquisition of RediLearning. Relias' acquisition of RediLearning reflects a continued investment in healthcare education by adding more than 400 new senior care courses to Relias Learning's comprehensive training library, along with a talented team of senior care experts. Kaplan, Inc., the global education services company and largest subsidiary of Graham Holdings, has agreed to acquire SmartPros, Ltd., a leading provider of accredited professional education and training, primarily in accountancy. Kaplan will pay approximately $16.9 million in cash or $3.57 per share. SmartPros offers a broad suite of services and content in accountancy continuing education. CrossKnowledge and Junior Achievement USA announced a joint partnership that will bring digital learning solutions to thousands of students and educators. As part of the agreement, CrossKnowledge has donated the use of its LMS to Junior Achievement USA (JA) for the next five years through the CrossKnowledge Foundation. This in-kind contribution is one of the largest of its kind in the history of JA. Haiku Learning, a K-12 digital learning platform, and GoSignMeUp, a leading provider of online workshop and training registration software, announced a partnership that provides a turnkey solution for organizations and schools that manage and deliver online professional development courses. The partnership makes it easy to deliver online courses, offer course registration, tracking, and reporting. Global Knowledge has further invested in supporting its customers with the acquisition of DevelopMentor, a provider of learning solutions for professionals involved in the software projects life cycle. DevelopMentor expands the Global Knowledge application development training portfolio to more than 300 courses and bolsters the company's asynchronous learning delivery capabilities. WCC Smart Search & Match, a leading provider of high performance search and match software, announced its strategic partnership with technology and consulting corporation IBM. The partnership involves the integration of WCC's software platform ELISE with the IBM Social Program Management Employment solution. IND UST RYN E WS IBM, Hootsuite Team to Advance Cloud, Social Integration IBM and Hootsuite announced plans to integrate several of their respective cloud and social technologies as well as expertise, to provide Hootsuite clients a fast and reliable social experience. Hootsuite will migrate its popular App Directory to IBM Cloud's Infrastructure as a Service, SoftLayer. The Hootsuite App Directory is a collection of extensions and applications that business professionals add to their Hootsuite dashboard to create custom views of the social outlets and metrics most important to them. Moneyball for Professionals: From Feedback to Job Searching Hinted, a people analytics app, has launched and is available in the Apple App Store. This new social network mobile application enables small teams or individuals to provide peers with semi-anonymous feedback. The tool is gamified and sessions last under a minute. The app is used for hiring, team composition and learning and development decisions. Survey Reveals Challenges to Differentiating Against Competition Corporate Visions announced the results of a survey focused on sales pitch effectiveness. Most notably, the data uncovered that although nearly 41.5 percent of companies believe leading off a sales pitch with an "unconsidered need" would differentiate them from the competition, only 13.8 percent of companies actually take this approach. Further supporting this data, only 17.6 percent of respondents feel their pitches are truly different from the competition. New Study Reveals the Secret of Successful Managed Learning The challenges and benefits of appointing an external provider to supplement your training capability are examined in a new research report, "The Secrets of Successful Managed Learning" from Hemsley Fraser, which highlights that 'managed learning' can be undermined by poor relationships or a mismatch of expectations. The study involves 17 clients of managed learning providers. INTERESTED IN SUBMITTING COMPANY NEWS? PLEASE SEND TO EDITOR@TRAININGINDUSTRY.COM TRAINING INDUSTRY MAGAZINE - OUTSOURCING2015 I SPECIAL EDITION I WWW.TRAININGINDUSTRY.COM/MAGAZINE 43

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of Training Industry Magazine - Training Outsourcing 2015 Special Edition

Perspectives on Training Outsourcing
Table of Contents
Be the CEO of Your Learning Organization
Training as a Service: Making Training More Effective & Profitable
Finding the Right Training Partner to Minimize Risk in High Consequence Environments
Proving Your Relevance: How to Flex More Muscle Through Outsourcing
Defining the Link between Performance and Results
Higher Value Outsourcing: Moving to an Integrated Workforce Development Model
Five Steps to Ensure a Successful Shift to Digital Learning
I Don't Really Know' is No Longer an Option
Choosing the Right Training Partner & Modality to Achieve the Best Results
Transforming Learning and Development Through Training Outsourcing
Setting the 'Gold Standard' in Video E-Learning
10 Lessons for Success in Managed Learning
How to Select a Provider for Outsourcing Training Services
Three Rules to Begin a Great Partnership with a Custom E-Learning Provider
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Training Industry Magazine - Training Outsourcing 2015 Special Edition