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The Future of Learning: Industry Trends in Learning Management
Learning management systems (LMSs) have evolved over their short history in many ways. From the first classroom-based “training management systems” to today’s e

future industry  Future of Learning: Industry Trends in Learning Management Learning management systems (LMSs) have evolved over their short history in many ways. From the first classroom-based “training management systems” to today’s e-learning solutions, here’s a look at the future of learning technologies and current industry trends. Discover more about how performance management, informal learning, social media, and Web 2.0 are affecting the development of learning technologies.

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ERP for the Oil and Gas Industry (Upstream) Software Evaluation Report

The model of ERP systems for the upstream oil and gas sector addresses the particularly specialized business model of this industry. It is common practice for companies, individuals, and government agencies to form partnerships to explore, develop, and share production of oil wells. More often than not, this is a short-term alliance rather than a long-term partnership, and business structuring must therefore be flexible at initial set-up and throughout the lifespan of the venture. This model of ERP systems includes criteria for financials, human resources, production data capture and reporting, maintenance management, and supply chain management (SCM) functionality. 

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