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

SAP to Buy SuccessFactors

By John Ambrose

This weekend’s announcement by SAP that it was buying SuccessFactors for $3.4 billion (almost 10x 2011 revenues) has generated a lot of industry analysis and blog posts.  History will judge the ultimate transformative effect of this deal but clearly SAP has thrown down the gauntlet at the feet of every other large traditional software/services vendor.Read more