Partnerships & Alliances Jan/Feb 2019)

The latest training industry mergers, acquisitions, partnerships, and more.

Global background check and employment verification company HireRight chose Veeam Software’s Veeam Availability Suite to help ensure that its sensitive data and critical applications are safe, available, and compliant.

Cornerstone OnDemand, a global leader in cloud-based learning and human capital management software, signed a definitive agreement to acquire Grovo Learning, Inc., a leading provider of microlearning content.

Digital Marketing Institute (DMI), the global standard in digital marketing professional learning and certification, will provide exclusive content and digital assets for graphics design education to HubSpot’s official learning resource, HubSpot Academy. Until now, HubSpot Academy has relied only on internally developed content.

AFWERX—a collaboration between the US Air Force (USAF) and non-military contractors created to overcome the toughest obstacles facing the USAF—is using Spigit’s innovation management software platform to revolutionize the way it innovates and identifies new solutions to top organizational challenges by engaging industry experts, academics, start-ups, and the general public at scale.

getAbstract, a library of compressed knowledge, is partnering with LinkedIn to provide direct, single-site access to its collection of more than 18,000 summaries of books, TED Talks, and articles through the LinkedIn Learning online education platform.

ValueSelling Associates, Inc., a leading global sales training company, acquired Value Prime Solutions, a top provider of its ValueSelling Framework.

Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine. She writes on a number of topics, including talent management, training technology, and leadership development. She spearheads two awards programs: the Training APEX Awards and Emerging Training Leaders. A writer/editor for the last 30 years, she has held editing positions at a variety of publications and holds a Master’s degree in journalism from New York University.