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SkillSoft's Books24x7 List of Popular Titles Reveals that Interest Continues in Cloud Computing and Tablets, Self-Help, Project Management, Business Analytics and Leadership/Management

Books24x7 Top Reads Indicative of Overall Business and IT Trends

NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--SkillSoft, a leading SaaS provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small-to-medium-sized businesses, today introduced its list of Books24x7 "What's Popular" titles from the second quarter of 2011. The list reveals the leading reading trends for business and IT executives and professionals. By analyzing the 100 most popular book titles for the past quarter, the following trends have been identified:

Business-Related Trends:

IT-Related Trends:

In partnership with industry's foremost publishers, industry vendors, analyst firms, business thought leaders and senior executives of Fortune 500 companies; the Books24x7 On Demand Platform offers on-demand, instant access to the complete text of thousands of best-in-class books, book summaries, research reports and best practices.

"The Books24x7 What's Popular list is a great indicator of the trending topics that are of highest interest from an informal learning perspective," said John Ambrose, senior vice president, strategy, corporate development and emerging business, SkillSoft. "This quarter's popular titles are an interesting mix of business and IT related topics including mobile, IT strategy and architecture and business communications. This mix of most popular titles highlights the variety of collections and titles offered by Books24x7 and the large number of subscribers across a wide range of disciplines and job titles."

The top 10 titles across all disciplines for the second quarter of 2011 were:

For more information on SkillSoft's Books24x7 collections, please visit http://www.skillsoft.com/Books24x7/Product_Information/Collections/default.asp

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft 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. SkillSoft is on the web at http://www.skillsoft.com.

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 29,000 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), inGenius(R) 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.

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