Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Survey

Upskilling: Enterprise DevOps Skills Survey

The DevOps Institute (DOI) is the Association for DevOps Professionals that encourages continuous learning as a lifestyle. The survey and resulting report are designed to help companies better understand both the current and future state of DevOps skilling and cross-skilling across the global IT community.

The survey will take about 15 to 20 minutes to complete. Using data science coupled with qualitative analysis, DOI’s goal in fielding the report is to provide tangible insight into why and where IT practitioners, managers, leaders and business stakeholders should focus their efforts in growing personal and organizational skills portfolios.

The DevOps Institute’s vision is to facilitate a community where members have access to the most innovative, inspirational and transformational DevOps content and certifications around emerging DevOps practices and principles. They strive to provide content that inspires discussion, collaboration, transformation, and to foster healthy dialogue among global members of various technical backgrounds and experiences.

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EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud Receives Application Certification from ServiceNow

EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud Receives Application Certification from ServiceNow®

EdCast’s leading learning, upskilling and performance platform now seamlessly integrates with ServiceNow’s cloud platform.

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov. 14, 2018 — EdCast is excited to announce it has received certification of its application with ServiceNow, available now in the ServiceNow Store. Certification by ServiceNow is only granted to selected apps that are available in the Store and signifies that EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud has successfully completed a set of defined tests focused on Now Platform™ security, compatibility, performance, and integration interoperability.  The certification also ensures that best practices are utilized in the design and implementation of EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud with ServiceNow.

EdCast, known athe operating system for the knowledge economy, now provides technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery to ServiceNow customers. With solutions powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation, EdCast’s LXP was selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s Future Learning Lab to power global multi-million-user, public-facing upskilling initiatives.

EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud enables users across all departments to gain one-click access to knowledge on-demand, addressing specific enterprise problems. Organizations can use Knowledge Cloud to address sales enablement, training and upskilling needs in ways that are integrated with ServiceNow’s cloud services.

Additional key features available through the EdCast integration:

  • AI-Powered Knowledge: Personalized contextual content from internal, external and subject matter expert sources
  • Engagement (Mobile-first and In-app): Collaboration capabilities available across dynamic groups
  • Customization: Branded and tailored to the client and to the unique needs of their employees
  • Analytics: Advanced reporting to assess and measure performance, manage certifications, and empower discretionary learning and training
  • Learning Digital Wallet: Frictionless access to paid content with cost savings across publishers and products as part of EdCast’s knowledge marketplace
  • ContentExchange: Partnership with leading content providers to surface their content, creating the world’s largest repository of learning and knowledge materials
  • Security: Enterprise-grade security and privacy controls

“With EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud solution now being certified and made available in the ServiceNow Store, we can add tremendous value to their customer base by making advanced learning and knowledge-sharing features readily available,” says Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “We bring learning in the flow of work to our customers, and our strategic effort with ServiceNow advances that initiative.”

“ServiceNow is dedicated to helping our customers deliver next gen consumer-like service experiences to employees,” says Deepak R. Bharadwaj, Vice President and General Manager, HR Business Unit, ServiceNow. “EdCast’s Knowledge Cloud provides employees with access to personalized and tailored learning experiences across multiple disparate content sources. With the certified integration between the two solutions, customers can easily configure access to contextual learning and knowledge from EdCast directly within ServiceNow’s Employee Service Center, making it easy for employees during life events, such as onboarding, transfers and parental leave, and providing a one-stop shop for employee experiences throughout the employee journey.”

To access EdCast’s app on the ServiceNow Store, users can go to https://store.servicenow.com and search for “EdCast” or just click here.

About EdCast

EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, ANZ Bank, Jefferson Health and Dell EMC, to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems across all external and internal knowledge sources. With its AI and Machine Learning process automation solutions, EdCast was selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives for multi-million user bases. EdCast’s offerings include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and MyGuide’s in-app guides, intelligence and automation for business software. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.

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The ServiceNow Store is the exclusive source for Now® Certified apps from ISV Technology Partners that complement and extend ServiceNow and accelerate time to value for customers.

 

Webinar: Career + Learning Journeys: Upskilling Tomorrow’s Workforce

Webinar: Career + Learning Journeys: Upskilling Tomorrow’s Workforce

Join Josh Bersin, global industry analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte, as he leads a discussion about the career and learning technology landscapes to prepare your workforce for tomorrow. Josh will be joined by Jo Mills, Fuel50’s President of Product Strategy and Becky Willis, Vice President of Enterprise Engagement at EdCast to discuss what the future of career development and learning needs to deliver for a future-proofed and agile workforce. They will share what today’s career and learning experience are really like and what we can expect for tomorrow.

“As you think about the “employee experience”, you have to think about how to stop interrupting people and think about how to make their work easier, more productive, and more meaningful.”
– Josh Bersin “HR In The Flow Of Work”

Join this leading team of experts for a glimpse into the future of careers and learning journeys on Thursday, November 15, 2018 at 10a PT / 1p ET – Register Here.

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MyGuide by EdCast and GP Strategies Launch In-App Automation Solution at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

MyGuide by EdCast and GP Strategies Launch In-App Automation Solution at Oracle OpenWorld 2018

MyGuide, the leading software for in-app guides, intelligence and automation designed for the Oracle Cloud, will be featured at the Oracle’s OpenWorld event October 22-25, 2018 in San Francisco.

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 22, 2018 — MyGuide by EdCast, the in-app solution for guides, intelligence and automation for business software, is partnering with GP Strategies to debut its new edition, including automation features designed for the Oracle Cloud, at the Oracle OpenWorld 2018 event.

Oracle OpenWorld will hosts tens of thousands attendees as well as millions online. The conference delivers deep insights into industry trends and breakthroughs driven by technology, designed for attendees who want to connect with, learn from and explore hundreds of demos and hands-on labs, plus exhibitions from more than 400 partners and customers from around the world.

MyGuide’s in-app automation solutions help enterprise users with critical application tasks. From onboarding to HR management, from sales operations to data entry, application tasks can be fully automated by just voice commands or other input methods. Tasks that start in desktop applications and end in the Oracle Cloud HCM can also be fully automated, such as time and expense reporting, benefits and payroll processing, and many other HR tasks. Corporate IT and L&D leaders can now see the direct relationship between software usage and employee productivity. MyGuide by EdCast is transforming the way team members are trained with customers that include ING Bank, Westpac and Blue Shield of California, among others.

GP Strategies, a MyGuide customer, is a truly global performance improvement company, serving more than 16 diverse industries. GP Strategies is a worldwide leader in enterprise technology adoption solutions, technical training, digital learning strategies and solutions and  management consulting services. They will be showcasing Oracle-specific solutions and will provide real-life examples of how enterprises improved their onboarding and training efforts in using MyGuide.

“Corporate training is shifting toward a model I call Learning in The Flow of Work™,” said Josh Bersin, global industry analyst and founder of Bersin by Deloitte. “As employees’ workloads increase, products such as MyGuide that embed user intelligence and automation are becoming essential to improving work efficiency and keeping people productive while they learn on the job.”

“Using tools like MyGuide, that embed step-by-step guides right into production applications, enables learning to occur on the job, freeing the organization to focus on the needs of the business by enriching processes,” stated Jeff Durand, Vice President at GP Strategies. “With these guides plus intelligence and automation, we are seeing a shift from the time-consuming, task-based training model to one in which digital guidance and coaching can occur as real-world tasks are being completed and often-repeated tasks can easily become automated.”

“With MyGuide’s automation capabilities, enterprises can now make task completion much more efficient when interfacing with Oracle’s HCM as well as other software applications,” says Kalpit Jain, Vice President and General Manager of MyGuide by EdCast. “Administrators that incorporate automation effectively can complement and enhance their corporate training efforts, sharply increasing the ROI of business-critical software applications.”

At the OpenWorld event, attendees can see the benefits of MyGuide and GP Strategies at Booth #4019 and at their speaking sessions on Monday, October 22 at 10:00a and Tuesday, October 23 at 12:00p at the The Exchange @ Moscone South – Theater 4. Please visit http://myguide.org to learn more.

 

About EdCast

EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, Walmart, ANZ Bank, Jefferson Health and Dell EMC, to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. With its artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation solutions, EdCast’s was also selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives for multi-million user bases. EdCast’s offerings include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and MyGuide’s in-app guides, intelligence and automation for business software. Follow on Twitter @EdCast

 

About GP Strategies

GP Strategies Corporation (NYSE: GPX) is a global performance improvement solutions provider of training, digital learning solutions, management consulting and engineering services. GP Strategies’ solutions improve the effectiveness of organizations by delivering innovative and superior training, consulting and business improvement services, customized to meet the specific needs of its clients. Clients include Fortune 500 companies, manufacturing, process and energy industries, and other commercial and government customers.

 

 

MyGuide by EdCast Launches In-App Intelligence Solutions at Dreamforce 2018

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MyGuide by EdCast Launches In-App Intelligence Solutions at Dreamforce 2018

MyGuide, the leading software for in-app guides, intelligence, and automation, is featured at Salesforce’s Dreamforce event September 25-28, 2018 in San Francisco.

San Francisco, Calif. — September 25, 2018 — MyGuide by EdCast, the in-app solution for guildes, intelligence and automation for business software, will debut its new edition at Salesforce’s Dreamforce 2018 event.

Salesforce’s Dreamforce is the world’s largest Customer Relationship Management (CRM) industry event, taking place September 25-28, attracting nearly 200,000 attendees, 3,000 unique sessions and millions of online viewers.

MyGuide’s intelligence solutions help enterprises gain critical insights about how applications are being used, including unique feature usage and time spent on specific application tasks. Users can also onboard new users of the application and announce new features to existing users, without requiring costly development. Corporate IT and L&D leaders can now see the direct relationship between software usage and employee productivity. MyGuide is transforming the way new team members are onboarded and trained with customers that include ING Bank, GP Strategies, Westpac and World Bank, among others.

“Corporate training is rapidly shifting toward a model I call Learning in The Flow of Work,” said Josh Bersin, Global Industry Analyst and Founder of Bersin by Deloitte. “Products like MyGuide are becoming essential to organizations’ digital transformation, keeping people productive while they constantly learn on the job.”

NIIT has been using MyGuide for Salesforce as a cost-effective way to increase the efficiency of our teams with their heavy use of Salesforce,” said Sailesh Lalla, Executive Vice President of NIIT USA Inc. “MyGuide has been a valuable time-saving solution for us with its in-app guides. We now look forward to using MyGuide’s intelligence data and analytics to increase our visibility into employee usage, allowing us to make better decisions about future directions to take with our Salesforce efforts.

“Organizations spend a lot of money on software, but they are often uncertain of the comparable usage and ROI they are receiving from their applications,” says Kalpit Jain, Vice President and General Manager of EdCast’s MyGuide. “With the new intelligence features we are highlighting at Dreamforce, companies can gain more unique application intelligence, use in-app training guides to improve efficiency, and reduce costs associated with their new and existing software.”

At the Dreamforce event, attendees can see the benefits of MyGuide at Kiosk #29, near the Developer Theater, and at MyGuide’s speaking session on Thursday, September 27 at 2:45p in Moscone West – Valley Theatre. Please visit http://myguide.org to learn more.

About EdCast
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, Walmart, ANZ Bank, Jefferson Health and Dell EMC, to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. With its artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation solutions, EdCast’s was also selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives for multi-million user bases. EdCast’s offerings include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and MyGuide’s multi-language, in-app content authoring solution. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.

Webinar: Navigating the Learning Content Landscape with Artificial Intelligence

Webinar: Navigating the Learning Content Landscape with Artificial Intelligence

If there’s one thing that’s prevalent in today’s eLearning ecosystem, it comes down to one word: options. The sheer amount of options in regard to technologies that can help learning professionals support corporate training efforts is astounding. Similarly, L&D professionals have also seen an explosion of different content offerings and mediums, making digital learning today more dynamic, engaging, and relevant than ever.

Having choices is liberating, but it can also be overwhelming. Thankfully, artificial intelligence (AI) offers an innovative way to navigate the content landscape. By capturing and leveraging learner data, AI is able to suggest relevant content to learners based on what courses they’ve already taken and where their interests lie. In this way, AI is able to provide a more personalized and, therefore, engaging learning experience for users.

Join EdCast and eThink Education for a live webinar for a live webinar on October 4th at 10a PT / 1p ET to learn how artificial intelligence has revolutionized the way learners engage with content. During the session, we will explore:

  • The current state of the eLearning ecosystem – tools, strategies, and functionality to consider
  • The importance of a best-of-breed strategy in regard to content and technologies
  • How to navigate the learning content landscape and provide personalized learning using artificial intelligence
  • How the Learning Management System and Learning Experience Platform combine to provide an enhanced learning experience

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Webinar: Setting Up the Business Case to Build a Better Learner Experience

Webinar: Setting Up the Business Case to Build a Better Learner Experience

Is the information your team needs to outperform the competition changing faster than you can keep up? Is discovering worthwhile learning content becoming more difficult due to the sheer volume of materials readily available today? Can your learners and content development teams keep up?  How is this impacting your business?

The traditional learning and development model is ill-suited to deal with the ‘content velocity’ challenges being faced today. Don’t miss the opportunity to discuss real life perspectives on how to identity the learner experience challenges at your organization and how to approach the development of a business case to solve this problem.

This is the first webinar of the Certificate Series: Designing the Modern Learner Experience. Jim Everidge, President and CEO at rapidLD, Marc Zolar, Principal, Content Practice at rapidLD, and Max Meadow, Managing Director, Consulting, at EdCast, will discuss:

  • The problem of content velocity, the speed with which information changes in the modern workplace
  • Key components of a business case to build a better learner experience
  • The value to the business by consistently aligning personalized content with performance needs
  • Practical examples of how to keep up with critical content needs

This entire Certificate Series is provided at no-cost. Registration automatically sign you up for all parts of the series, and grant access to the Learning Experience Platform (LXP) for the duration of the series. Don’t miss out – Click below to register today!

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EdCast Wins 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Awards for Learning and Development

EdCast Wins 2018 Brandon Hall Group Excellence Award for Learning Program with HPE

EdCast is honored to be recognized by the Brandon Hall Group with the 2018 Excellence in Technology bronze award for “Best Unique or Innovative Learning and Development Program” for the work performed with Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) to launch Accelerating U, a unique corporate online training portal to empower every single employee in the era of continuous learning.

HPE launched a comprehensive learning portal for all employees in every business. The new design, called Accelerating U, is the one source for all internal, external, paid, traditional and informal content. This monumental task focused on putting the learner in the center of the learning and knowledge-sharing process with an easy UI and modern content. To make this innovation a reality, HPE partnered with the leading Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and Knowledge Cloud, EdCast.

The award entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran, independent senior industry experts, Brandon Hall Group analysts and executives based upon the following criteria: fit the need, design of the program, functionality, innovation, and overall measurable benefits.

The winners are listed at http://www.brandonhall.com/excellenceawards/past-winners.php

Known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, EdCast’s platform provides technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery to Box customers that include Hewlett Packard EnterpriseSchneider Electric, Anglo American, Jefferson Health and many others. With tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation, EdCast’s LXP was recently selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power global multi-million-user, public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives. EdCast also recently announced the launch of a new learning app store.

“Excellence Award winners personify innovation that drives business results. Our winners embrace the future and embrace change and the challenges that go with it,” said Rachel Cooke, Chief Operating Officer of Brandon Hall Group and head of the awards program. “It is amazing in reviewing these entries how organizations – both large and small – work across functions to make human capital management a valuable asset that enables business success.”

This marks the third consecutive year for EdCast as a Brandon Hall Group Excellence in Technology award winner.

EdCast Launches New App Store

EdCast Launches New App Store — The One-Stop Shop for Corporate Employee and Customer Experiences

EdCast’s new app store is the central marketplace connecting learning app developers with Fortune 500 companies and worldwide organizations along with their millions of end-users.

MOUNTAIN VIEW — August 22, 2018 — EdCast, the award-winning knowledge cloud and learning experience platform (LXP) for unified discovery and personalized learning, is excited to announce the launch of a new app store. The store provides a marketplace for application developers in the knowledge management space to reach a global audience of users and is being unveiled today at the 4th Annual Future-Ready Summit hosted at Hewlett Packard Enterprise in Palo Alto.

The app store will connect leading developers and ISVs (Independent Software Vendors) with organizations’ site administrators to easily enable finding and integrating available applications directly into their EdCast LXP with just a few clicks, easily integrating the latest corporate learning/skilling/talent management solutions into their platform. Developers can directly add their apps to the site so they are available to be purchased. Some of the apps that are a part of EdCast’s app store include Leapest, MentorCloud, MyGuide, SkillNet, TalentQuest and more.

“We are very excited to be part of the EdCast app store,” says Ravishankar Gundlapalli, Founder and CEO of MentorCloud. “Along with personalized content from EdCast, organizations using MentorCloud’s AI-powered mentor matching engine can easily connect and engage their aspiring learners with the right mentors and subject-matter experts, thereby accelerating skills development and engagement.”

“SkillNet is excited to join the EdCast app store to help innovative companies use our assessment engine to find and fix skill gaps,” says Mike Kritzman, Founder and CEO of SkillNet Software. “We automate Individual Development Paths with targeted learning from EdCast. Firms seeking a robust assessment capability to accelerate professional development results are going to love the SkillNet and EdCast solutions.”

EdCast’s new app store is another innovative solution to build and expand a complete online ecosystem for enterprises and employee learners, in addition to its ContentExchange and Instructor Marketplace. EdCast is expanding its marketplace both horizontally and vertically by leveraging the latest technology and responding to the new market demands of the fourth industrial revolution taking place.

Recently, EdCast developed and launched the world’s largest marketplace for corporate learning content providers to reach leading global organizations with information and resources for rapid upskilling called the ContentExchange, featuring content providers that include edX.org, Regis Group, Harvard ManageMentor, Mandel Communications and Intuition. ContentExchange users benefit from a very unique learning experience as a result of optimized content supported by revolutionary AI to maximize relevance and timeliness.

EdCast offers its Learning Experience Platform, with technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery, to customers that include HPE, Schneider Electric, Dell EMC, Walmart and many others. With tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation, EdCast’s LXP was recently selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power global multi-million user, public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives.

“The app store enables us to accelerate EdCast’s building out of the world’s largest corporate learning ecosystem, allowing us to be a one-stop shop knowledge marketplace for large organizations,” says Karl Mehta, Founder and CEO of EdCast. “We continue to innovate and deliver exciting new employer solutions to fulfill our mission of connecting the right people with the right content at the right time to ensure their workforces are future-ready.”

If you or your organization is interested in learning more about EdCast’s app store, please contact app-store@edcast.com.

 

About EdCast
EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, Walmart, ANZ Bank, Jefferson Health and Dell EMC, to solve the discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. EdCast’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and MyGuide’s multi-language, in-app content authoring solution. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.

Press Release: EdCast Announces Box Integration

EdCast Box Integration

EdCast Announces Box Integration with Enterprise Knowledge Cloud for AI-Powered Corporate Learning and Knowledge Management

Employees of joint customers, including Schneider Electric, Jefferson Health and Anglo American, can now share relevant insights and content across platforms to meet upskilling and learning needs.

MOUNTAIN VIEW, Calif. — July 25, 2018 — EdCast, the AI-driven Knowledge Cloud & Learning Experience Platform (LXP) for unified discovery, knowledge management and personalized learning, is excited to announce the release of a productivity-enhancing integration with leading cloud content management service, Box.

EdCast Box

Now with a simple connection, all content in an organization’s Box instance can be available in EdCast LXP. Content discoverability will reduce time spent searching across services and platforms for needed internal and external content, reducing administrative management of learning resources. Enterprises that are integrating EdCast’s LXP with their content in Box are experiencing increased engagement with the knowledge-sharing  platform, thereby boosting productivity. EdCast’s integration connector adheres to all Box security configurations, meeting the strictest enterprise security standards.

“Content tends to be an under-utilized resource for knowledge, productivity and innovation in the workplace,” said Andrew Keating, Managing Director, Education & Healthcare at Box. “By integrating with EdCast and its Learning Experience platform, we see our customers’ collaboration on learning and training content across platforms increasing significantly, enabling organizations to enhance how valuable information is shared via Box to meet corporate knowledge objectives.”

“EdCast continues to increase the availability of learning content and shared knowledge optimized for each of our enterprise clients within our LXP, which is why we are so excited to announce this integration with Box,” says Karl Mehta, founder and CEO of EdCast. “This partnership will continue our aggressive integration efforts with enterprise providers, allowing us to advance the learning and knowledge management experience through our AI-powered solutions for all of our enterprise customers.”

Known as the operating system for the knowledge economy, EdCast’s platform provides technology for learning, knowledge management and information discovery to Box customers that include Schneider Electric, Anglo American, Jefferson Health and many others. With tools powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) process automation, EdCast’s LXP was recently selected by NASSCOM, World Economic Forum and Norway’s non-profit Future Learning Lab to power global multi-million-user, public-facing upskilling and reskilling initiatives.

To learn best practices about how to leverage EdCast and Box for your corporate learning needs, contact marketing@edcast.com.

About EdCast

EdCast is the AI-Powered Knowledge Cloud solution for unified discovery, personalized learning and knowledge management across the enterprise. Its award-winning platform is used globally by Fortune 500 companies and government organizations, including HPE, Schneider Electric, Jefferson Health, Dell EMC, Shire, HP Life and World Economic Forum. EdCast’s LXP solves the enterprise-wide discovery, curation and recommendation problems of content fragmentation across external, internal and tacit knowledge sources. The company’s solutions include its Learning Experience Platform (LXP) and GuideMe’s In-App guide for enterprise software. Follow on Twitter @EdCast.