Under the terms of this strategic partnership, Cegos will promote Giunti Labs’ learn eXact learning content management system (LCMS) suite of products as its first choice content production tool. Giunti Labs will promote the Cegos course catalogue alongside its own bespoke content production services.
The partnership began last year, with Giunti Labs’ e-learning suite and e-learning content production services supporting Cegos developing its international multilingual e-learning catalogue. Giunti Labs and Cegos have now agreed to turn that relationship into a ‘co-selling and co-positioning’ agreement to co-sell each other’s services and solutions worldwide.
“We endorse Giunti Labs as our main e-learning content production and management partner and the learn eXact platform as our main and first choice LCMS solution for any blended processes needing e-learning implementations in addition to Cegos’ in-house services,” explained Pascal Debordes, Cegos’ e-learning Director.
“This partnership will enable both companies to provide even more complete solutions for Cegos’ and Giunti Labs’ client organisations’ training needs,” commented Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO of Giunti Labs. “We’re looking forward to working increasingly closely with Cegos throughout 2008 and beyond.”
Both Cegos and Giunti Labs have stands at the iLearning Forum in Paris, on 4th and 5th February. Pascal Debordes of Cegos and Giunti Labs’ Fabrizio Cardinali will each give a keynote presentation at this event.
In addition you can see Giunti Labs at Learning Technologies (London, 30th and 31st January) and Learntec (Karlsruhe, Germany, 29th to 31st January).
Cegos was set up in 1926, and is now Europe's leading player in professional training. In 2006, the company generated revenues of €165.6m, of which 30% came from outside France. Its consultants have expertise in all areas of skills management and development, including human resources, management and leadership, performance and organisation, individual and collective effectiveness, sales and marketing, project management and the deployment of large-scale training systems in France and abroad. In 2006, Cegos provided training to more than 150,000 people worldwide.
Cegos employs 1,200 staff, including 700 consultants. It has a network of 10 subsidiaries outside France, located in Germany, China, Spain, the UK, Hungary, Italy, Portugal, Poland, the Czech Republic and Switzerland.
About E-learning Solutions by Cegos
Cegos off-the-shelf e-learning solutions - a library of e-learning modules, efficient and interactive - are designed to be used in any e-learning or in blended formula. This teaching method is aimed at all learner profiles: a logic of progress by immersion, varied learning methods adapted to the different age categories and a dynamic pace of learning. The contents, as well as the style and graphics, have been created for international use. They are available in English, French, German, Portuguese and Spanish. Other languages - including Chinese and Japanese - will be available in the course of 2008.
About Giunti Labs
Giunti is unique in the international publishing industry.
In 1497, Giunti publishers and typographers in Florence, together with others in Venice, began modern book manufacturing. Over the years Giunti has built a ‘historical catalogue’ of huge dimensions, through a gradual process of ‘fusion’ of different publishers, but also through the creation of new brands, including Giunti Labs. Giunti Editore now includes 20 companies in the publishing sector.
Giunti Labs, which has its global headquarters in Italy and offices in London (UK), Frankfurt (Germany), Lund (Sweden) and in Boston (US), provides a wide range of services, in response to any content, learning and knowledge management need, covering:
• Technological solutions for content, learning & knowledge management
• Architectural and technological solutions for mobile & wireless
• Consulting and training
• Content production
• Research and development
Giunti Labs provides the learn eXact® suite, Europe's leading e-learning and mobile learning content management technology. This suite is interoperable with all major vendor-driven and open source LMS and VLE solutions in the market including Plateau, Oracle, SumTotal, Saba, WebCT, Blackboard, Sakai, LRN and Moodle.
Moreover, Giunti Labs does not just adhere to the international standards relating to the LMS/LCMS world, it is one of the organisations that helps to determine and drive these standards: co-writing and developing them. Giunti Labs plays a key role in most of the international institutions for the definition of eLearning specifications (IEEE LTSC, ISO/IEC JTC1/SC36, CEN/ISSS WSLT, AICC, IMS, ADL-SCORM and OKI).
About Giunti Labs’ learn eXact® suite
Giunti Labs’ learn eXact is an e-learning and mobile learning content management system (LCMS) that enables users to create, manage and deliver content based on learning objects, XML, standards and international specifications. It delivers learning content to location-based mobile devices, interactive TV and wearable computer devices. Now the solution with its new eXact VLW plug in also delivers standard learning contents into 3D Virtual Worlds.
Further information from:
Angus Turpin, Giunti Labs, +44 (0)20 8819 2653, a.turpin[.]giuntilabs.co.uk
Minna Leikas, Giunti Labs, +39 3489 399127, m.leikas[.]giuntilabs.com
Jérôme Aubry, Cegos, +33 1 55 00 96 64, jaubry[.]cegos.fr
Catherine Bonjour, Cegos, +33 1 55 00 93 22, cbonjour[.]cegos.fr