The 2005 LMS Magic Quadrant reflects market consolidation driven by customer base acquisitions. This will compel customers and prospects to prioritize financial viability and product interoperability in their selection criteria to reduce the risk that their products will become orphaned.
E-learning suite vendors continue to expand their products' functionality and market presence. These trends have altered the position of the vendors in our latest Magic Quadrant.
Interest in e-learning content continues to increase, with demand concentrated on custom content. The 2004 E-Learning Content Magic Quadrant reflects significant changes compared to 2003.
E-learning requires sustained investments over many years; however, the justification for this spending will change with time. To retain the support of corporate managers, use a three-phase approach to explain the benefits e-learning will provide.
A Gartner survey shows that many companies are moving from departmental to enterprisewide e-learning. Take concrete steps to make that transition successful and improve the benefits received.
Gartner's 2005 E-Learning Hype Cycle defines the stages of e-learning technologies. Understanding the drivers and inhibitors of these technologies will help organizations mitigate risks and generate greater rewards for their e-learning strategies.