Jumpstarting with Technology

Economists report that the end of a recession starts with buying activity in the technology sector. This month, the National Association of Business Economics Board announced its belief that the

Economists report that the end of a recession starts with buying activity in the technology sector. This month, the National Association of Business Economics Board announced its belief that the recession is finally over and recovery has begun. How is your organization leveraging technology investment to grow market share, improve employee performance and recover first?

Inside this issue, we report on two major learning technologies; learning management systems (page 20) and Enterprise 2.0 (page 33). Seventy-nine percent of Elearning! magazine readers plan to add, change or replace their learning or talent management systems. This is a significant increase over previous years — an indication that buying has been pent up due to the economy. It is also a sign of technology innovation. Before you begin your journey, read the article titled “How To Get More Satisfaction from your LMS.” The advice from users, vendors and consultants will help you move down the path to satisfaction.

In the Enterprise 2.0 article, Janet Clarey and Venkatesh Rao describe the future workplace. The adoption of advanced collaboration technology, fluid informal and social learning and its impact on the organization and work are outlined. Is your organization ready for these coming changes?

The case study on Beth Israel Hospital (page 36) illustrates how social platforms can assist your business today. CEO Paul Levy harnessed social communication platforms to solicit advice and direction on budget shortfalls. You will be amazed, yet motivated, by the results.

We want to hear from you. Tell us how you are using technology to jumpstart your organization. Email us at editor@2elearning.com. And thank you for reading!

—Jerry Roche
Editorial director

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