Partnerships & Alliances (Sept/Oct 2017)

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

  • SumTotal, a provider of talent management solutions, expanded its partnership with dominKnow, which helps organizations collaboratively gather, create, review, share, reuse, and deliver responsive and adaptive content. SumTotal leverages dominKnow to allow customers to build on existing content and create learning content and materials that are tailored to their specific needs.

  • Insights Learning & Development, a global people development company, acquired DOGFI.SH Mobile, a mobility specialist.

  • Allego, a mobile video sales learning platform, and Wholesaler Masterminds, a provider of professional coaching and content for wholesalers and their leaders, formed a strategic partnership that will enable organizations in the financial services distribution community to access Wholesaler Masterminds’ practice management content, coaching techniques, and best practices through the Allego platform. Allego customers also can work with Wholesaler Masterminds to create videos that address skill gaps.

  • CloudShare, a supplier of specialized cloud-based IT lab environments for software training, sales demos and PoCs (proof of concept), and development and testing, integrated CloudShare virtual lab environments with Salesforce. This integration enables users to send invitations to prospects for demos and PoCs directly from their Salesforce application.

  • Linux Academy (now a part of A Cloud Guru), an online Linux and cloud training platform and community, formed a partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS) to provide cloud certification training to the nonprofit community. Free hands-on training is available for the first 45 days after signup.

By Lorri Freifeld
Lorri Freifeld is the editor/publisher of Training magazine, owned by Lakewood Media Group. 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.