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Current Analysis Coordinates and Saves Time with Brainshark

Submitted by: Peter N. Jarich , Service Director, Current Analysis

September 21, 2011 10:19 AM

Over the course of the year, my team at Current Analysis – a market intelligence and advisory firm – is called on to give custom presentations for key clients on a variety of topics.  What’s happening with a specific technology? How do the product portfolios from various vendors stack up? What are we hearing from competitors in terms of product strategy and momentum…and do these messages make sense?  Sometimes, these are one-off discussions...

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Tags: external communications, internal communications


Creating a Prosumer Video Recording Studio for Under $3,000

Submitted by: Michael Helton , Technology and Training, Combined Insurance

September 20, 2011 11:29 AM

Last month I wrote a blog article titled, “Creating Quality Training Videos In-House: Cheap, Fast, and Efficient,” which was a “why-to” regarding creating training videos in-house. However, I really liked Susan Edmondson’s “how-to” post on setting up a basic audio recording booth, “How to Build Your Own Brainshark Recording Studio” so I decided to write a “how-to” on the materials needed to setup a basic video recording studio f...

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Tags: audio, technology, tips and tricks, myBrainshark, video


Why Cloud Computing Makes Sense for Small and Large Businesses

Submitted by: Craig Gibbons , Dir. Software Development, Brainshark, Inc.

September 19, 2011 11:08 AM

As cloud computing becomes more and more prominent, the debate on its true benefits continues to grow. Here is one of the better sound bites I've come across that lays out the technology.  While some companies (i.e. IT infrastructure or Security Products) might make arguments against cloud computing, many companies understand that cloud computing also gives you the opportunity to focus on your business, not on your infrastructure and security needs.  You certainly should be secu...

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Tags: myBrainshark, technology


Volcom Finds Convenient and Timely Alternative to Internal Classroom Training

Submitted by: Tara Coon , Sr. Director of Human Resources, Volcom, Inc.

September 18, 2011 02:33 PM

Tara Coon is a Sr. Director of HR at Volcom, Inc.  They design, market, and distribute premium quality clothing. Tara authored the success story below, detailing how the company has been using Brainshark to train their managers on the topic of sexual harassment prevention.  View the presentation below to get an understanding of how Volcom was able to save money and comply with the state of California’s stringent laws on sexual harassment training in a very short period of time. ...

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Tags: myBrainshark


A Blended Learning Approach to Save Time and Money

Submitted by: Alice McMahon , Customer Experience Manager, Brainshark

September 15, 2011 01:40 PM

How do you train fifty thousand people annually and live to tell about it? As an Implementation Specialist at Brainshark, I recently worked with a large, national association responsible for training its members. Twice a year, this association would conduct instructor-led training sessions nationwide (in every state) that would last two full days. Each state held multiple sessions, resulting in hundreds of sessions delivered bi-annually. This delivery method presented several obstacles...

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Tags: internal communications, tips and tricks