Henderson, NV, May 1, 2007 – SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL), a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses, today kicked off its Perspectives 2007 Conference being held this week in Henderson, Nevada. SkillSoft made several exciting announcements at the annual event, which brings together industry professionals and thought leaders to discuss trends within the learning industry and innovative approaches to implementing learning programs that are aligned with corporate strategy and organizational goals.
SkillSoft today launched the Leadership Development Channel, an online library of over 450 video-based learning programs that can be accessed on-demand for concise, just-in-time application-based learning. Featuring prominent thought leaders and CEOs, the Leadership Development Channel is designed to accelerate performance and success at all levels of an organization by delivering cutting-edge thinking and best practices in a dynamic, engaging and easily consumable video format. (For more information, please see separate press release issued today. http://www.skillsoft.com/about/press_room/press_releases/May_01_07_LDC.asp)
In addition, SkillSoft stated that Saba, a leading provider of Human Capital Management (HCM) software and services, will provide support for the Open Learning Services Architecture (OLSA) framework. By integrating the Saba Learning Suite with OLSA, Saba will be able to provide its customers with seamless access to a wide range of SkillSoft learning solutions, including courseware, Books24x7®, Search-and-Learn, KnowledgeCenter™ targeted learning portals and more.
SkillSoft also unveiled a new logo today at Perspectives. The crisp, clean symbol embodies SkillSoft's innovative connected learning approach, which enables organizations to deliver learning that is aligned with business objectives and is meaningful for a diverse array of employees, with varying interests and needs.
"Each year, Perspectives provides SkillSoft with an invaluable opportunity to get closer to its customers – to celebrate their many learning successes and take their changing business needs to heart," said Chuck Moran, SkillSoft's President and CEO. "Ultimately, this rich interaction and collaboration enables SkillSoft to continue delivering solutions that enable our customers to unlock the value of e-learning."
The Perspectives 2007 Conference features an agenda rich with keynote speeches and breakout sessions, and has been designed to foster an interactive forum where attendees can discuss best practices and learning trends. Today's keynote was delivered by Elliott Masie, Head of the MASIE Center and Futurist on Technology, Learning & People. Additional speakers at Perspectives will include Rita Bailey, Author of Destination Profit, and Mark Huselid, Author of the Workforce Scorecard: Managing Human Capital to Execute Strategy.
SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables companies 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 and compliance courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as SkillSim™ simulations, KnowledgeCenter™ portals and online mentoring services. The Books24x7® division offers online access to more than 14,000 unabridged IT and business books in its Referenceware® collections, as well as book summaries, executive reports and best practices. Technology offerings include the SkillPort® learning management system, Search-and-Learn®, SkillSoft® Dialogue™ virtual classroom, SkillView® competency management software and the Enterprise Learning Connection Suite™, a set of platform-neutral modules that can be used to create learning programs tailored to business needs.
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.
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