Skillsoft Blog

Developing talent for Big Data and Big Analytics

By Jim Zimmermann

A recent McKinsey Global Institute study titled “Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity” defines Big Data as “datasets whose size is beyond the ability of typical database software tools to capture, store, manage, and analyze.”  Big Analytics is the process of analyzing Big Data to derive value for the business.Read more

Books24x7 Book Review: The Trainer’s Handbook of Leadership Development: Tools, Techniques…

By Pam Boiros

The need for effective leaders has never been greater. Evidence suggests we are experiencing a leadership deficit throughout our society— in corporations, governments, and communities. If fact, it’s a topic we discuss frequently on this blogRead more

Swiss Army Innovation

We’re pleased to bring you a guest post by Josh Linker, author of Disciplined Dreaming: A Proven System to Drive Breakthrough Creativity.

By Josh Linkner

QuickTalks:  Josh Linkner: Creativity is Learned

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We may understand the need for creativity, but not see ourselves as creative.Read more

Books24x7 Book Review: Transformative HR: How Great Companies Use Evidence-Based Change for…

By Pam Boiros

The “evidence-based” approach has its roots in medicine.  The evidence-based medicine movement encouraged medical professionals to determine, using available evidence, the most effective treatment path for a particular disease was and to apply that treatment.  Read more

Improve the Office 2010 Skills of Your German Staff

The SkillSoft Office 2010 KnowledgeCenter™ is now available in German. This is good news for our German customers as well as our customers with offices overseas!  The content isn’t just translated – it’s localized so it’s contextually relevant for that market.Read more

Books24x7 Book Review: The Global You: Ten Strategies To Operate As An International Business…

By Pam Boiros

In today’s global marketplace and business environment, professionals at all levels need to possess global business acumen.   Whether your’re a member of a virtual team that crosses time zones or working with customers or partners in other countries, the “flat world” is driving an increased need for multicultural awareness.Read more

Books24x7 Book Review: Marketing by the Numbers: How to Measure and Improve the ROI of any Campaign

By Pam Boiros

Marketing budgets at most companies are stretched tight and under more scrutiny than ever before. Marketing leaders need to justify every expenditure and ensure that marketing budgets are spent in ways that get results. Traditional media outlets are in transition, and online and social channels present new and interesting measurement opportunities.Read more

Books24x7 Book Review: Provoke: Why the Global Culture of Disruption Is the Only Hope for…

By Pam Boiros

In the novel Provoke, entrepreneur and “innovation provocateur” Linda Bernardi takes a frank and straight-forward approach to business and innovation in order to reveal some startling truths:

  • All organizations, no matter how seemingly enlightened, react to the idea of disruption with rage, fear, denial and rejection, and
  • Access to big money and the drive to build start-ups for the purpose of being acquired is destroying innovation.Read more

Is the Apple iPad the Killer Corporate E-learning Tool?

By John Ambrose

The image on the left shows SkillSoft’s Books24x7 informal e-learning solution on an iPad (right) compared to an iPhone (left).  Informal is the biggest e-learning beneficiary of the iPad.

So much has already been written and there is so much hype, I thought I would think different and share my initial thoughts on the iPad as a potential corporate e-learning tool for convenient and easy consumption of corporate courseware.Read more