Companies Offer Free Access to Award-Winning Online Learning and Best Practices Resources
NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Apr. 22, 2009--
SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and
performance support solutions for global enterprises, government,
education and small to medium-sized businesses, and CSC (NYSE: CSC), a
global leader in providing technology-enabled business solutions and
services, are collaborating to provide free content to help
organizations learn how to implement more environmentally friendly
business practices. The “Make an Impact without Leaving an Impact” Web
which gives visitors access to technology-enabled learning content,
including videos, courses, books and white papers, will be made
available from Earth Day, April 22, to World Environment Day, June 5.
“This Web site enables us to help organizations raise their
environmental consciousness and show that anyone can make a difference,”
said John Ambrose, Senior Vice President of Strategy, Corporate
Development & Emerging Business for SkillSoft. “Our collaboration with
CSC shows that people are the most important renewable resource, and
online learning plays a pivotal role in this.”
Visitors to the site are asked to contribute ideas for how businesses
can reduce impact on the environment. The most innovative ideas will be
published on the site.
The site also provides public access to a sampling of some of
SkillSoft’s most popular products, including online courses, selected
Books24x7® titles, and “GreenTalks” videos featuring
environmentally-focused thought leaders. One video features John A.
Glowacki Jr., CSC’s chief technology officer, discussing the company’s
research on environmental best practices for IT. An ExecSummary® of the
popular book Green to Gold: How Smart Companies Use
Environmental Strategy to Innovate, Create Value and Add Competitive
Advantage by Daniel Esty and Andrew Winston, is also included.
In addition, white papers are available from both SkillSoft and CSC’s
Leading Edge Forum that highlight pro-active steps that organizations
can take in both IT and training to positively impact the environment.
Taking online courses as an alternative to classes that require travel
and facilities costs is one example of how individuals can make
decisions to help reduce a company’s overall carbon footprint.
“CSC is pleased to work with SkillSoft to provide a forum for sharing
our thoughts and practices with companies shaping their own green
agendas,” said Glowacki. “We are proud to be a leader in green IT, as
evidenced by recent accolades and our board-level membership in the
Climate Savers Computing Initiative, a non-profit organization formed to
lessen the environmental impact of computers through reduced energy
consumption. In addition, our legacy in learning systems positions us
well to evolve and promote Green business and IT practices.”
By offering training and reference materials online, natural resources
are conserved in many ways:
Less fuel is used since employees don’t have to travel by car,
train or air to take classes;
Less energy is used to light/heat/provide AC to physical
Less paper is used because courses and materials are
online, reducing our impact on trees;
More money is saved by reducing costs for printing, paper,
airline travel and energy use.
For more information on CSC’s green initiatives, please visit www.csc.com/greenway.
CSC is a global leader in providing technology-enabled solutions and
services through three primary lines of business. These include Business
Solutions & Services, Global Outsourcing Services and the North American
Public Sector. CSC's advanced capabilities include systems design and
integration, information technology and business process outsourcing,
applications software development, Web and application hosting, mission
support and management consulting. Headquartered in Falls Church, Va.,
CSC has approximately 92,000 employees and reported revenue of $17.1
billion for the 12 months ended Jan. 2, 2009. For more information,
visit the company's Web site at www.csc.com.
SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading SaaS provider of on-demand
e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises,
government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft
enables business organizations to maximize business performance through
a combination of comprehensive e- learning content, online information
resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.
Content offerings include business, IT, desktop, compliance and
consumer/SMB courseware collections, as well as complementary content
assets such as Leadership Development Channel video products,
KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals, virtual instructor-led training services
and online mentoring services. SkillSoft's Books24x7(R) product offering
includes access to more than 20,000 digitized IT and business books, as
well as book summaries and executive reports. Technology offerings
include the SkillPort(R) learning management system,
Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) and virtual classroom.
SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information
purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no
obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release,
upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press
release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.
SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice,
Books24x7, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials,
EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries,
ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered
trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other
countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective
Source: SkillSoft PLC
Donna Keenan, 603-821-3211
Paul & Partners
Frank Tutalo, 781-782-5761
Manager, Media Relations