Skillsoft Blog

IBM to acquire Kenexa

 

By John Ambrose

This week’s announcement
that IBM is acquiring Kenexa for $1.3 billion has generated a lot of buzz. As I wrote on the Skillsoft blog back in December
when SAP announced it was acquiring SuccessFactors, this sends a clear
message to other large traditional software/services vendors – it’s all about
the cloud.Read more

Despite Recent Acquisitions, Customers Will Still Encounter Learning Gaps that Must be Filled

By John Ambrose

Oracle’s recent announcement to acquire Taleo for $1.9 billion is another example of the trend toward consolidation and integration in our industry.  Just a couple months ago SAP acquired SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion and in February, Kenexa acquired Outstart, a learning content management system provider. Read more

Kenexa Embraces OLSA to Bring Learning into Talent Management

By John Ambrose

By now, you may have seen yesterday’s announcement that Kenexa will integrate its Global Talent Management solutions with SkillSoft’s learning content and SkillPort platform technology.

Under the alliance, Kenexa becomes the latest major industry partner to embrace SkillSoft’s Open Learning Services Architecture (OLSA). Read more