Partnerships & Alliances (May/June 2018)

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

  • VitalSource, an Inclusive Access provider for higher education institutions nationwide, is collaborating with McGraw-Hill Education to make digital course materials more affordable for college students. The new agreement between the two companies will ensure McGraw-Hill Education’s adaptive, digital courseware, including McGraw-Hill Connect, is available to hundreds of thousands of U.S. students through VitalSource’s “Inclusive Access” delivery method, which provides students with all required course materials on the first day of class at affordable prices.
  • Katon Direct and Brazen formed a strategic partnership integrating Brazen’s chat software in Katon’s health-care recruitment solutions portfolio. Offering online chat in OpenHouse and Recruitment Marketing services helps provide an improved candidate experience, decreased timeto- hire, and a steady stream of candidates for health-care clients.
  • Ardent, a provider of custom training solutions, formed a partnership with Ed MicroLearning, a cloud-based mobile learning management system. The agreement provides Ardent with another tool for companies that are developing custom learning programs as Ed delivers microlearning directly to users’ devices anytime, anywhere.
  • OneLogin, an identity management provider, announced integration with BambooHR, a software provider powering the strategic evolution of HR in small and medium businesses. This integration enhances OneLogin’s HR solution, enabling companies of all sizes to adopt HR-driven identity and access management.
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.