TWIL is highlighted in the Boston Business Journal with Suffolk University

Three Suffolk University MBA students visit the office of Mzinga, a Burlington-based learning technology company, an example of the shift toward experiential
learning at the school’s MBA program. The students are helping Mzinga market a product toward a new customer base: sales professionals. They will be meeting
with Mzinga executives at least four times this semester.

We’ve been thrilled to be working with the MBA class at Suffolk University titled “Leading and Implementing Change.”

This final course in the MBA curriculum ties together the integral components of the four industry clusters, strategy and business fundamentals to the experience of leading change. Students experience the change process personally through a simulation. Students then apply their learning to an applied project based in one of the four clusters that is team-based, client-focused, grounded in research, and integrates MBA concepts with a final presentation to a client. As part of understanding change, students also evaluate the wider societal impacts of the business change. Finally, students reflect on their MBA program in total, revisiting their career plan and vision. This course uses multiple approaches, defining, understanding and experiencing the strategic value of change at the organizational, team, and individual levels.

The class was selected to be showcased in this week’s Boston Business Journal (the BBJ) as the cover story.  Check out the article here.

Congrats to the students for this recognition, and in their future endeavors.

Mzinga is highlighted as a Contender in the Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Social Software 2016

Mzinga is highlighted as a Contender in the Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Social Software 2016

Mzinga’s focus on video collaboration evolves from a legacy of learning

Burlington, MA – Sept 23, 2016 – Aragon Research (http://www.aragonresearch.com), a leading technology research and advisory firm, has identified Mzinga’s OmniSocial® Learning & Engaged platforms in its just published Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Social Software.  Mzinga (http://www.mzinga.com) is a leading provider of enterprise social software solutions and services targeting the social learning, marketing and support markets for employees, customers and partners.

This Aragon Research Globe™ for social software evaluates 21 Enterprise Social Network (ESN) providers who each focus on the core problem of sharing knowledge. The market for ESNs is shifting to focus on Work Platforms, as buyers look to consolidate the rising tide of work tools.  “While the demand for video content is growing, the frequent problem is that video repositories are often separate from the ESN. When an enterprise needs to share knowledge, the software category that most closely resembles a Knowledge Network is the Enterprise Social Network. This is why we feel that more ESN providers need to fully support access to Video,” said Jim Lundy, Founder and CEO of Aragon.

In the Globe, Mzinga was recognized for Video Learning and Collaboration, Content Moderation Services, and support for external audiences.

“Mzinga is focused on evolving our technology to meet the needs of our customers.  We continue to invest in video collaboration to support learning, communication and collaboration for numerous use cases,” said Mike Merriman, CMO at Mzinga.  “We’re thrilled to be recognized yet again for our innovations in this evolving marketplace.”

Learn more about the evolution of the ESN market by reading The Aragon Research Globe for Social Software, 2016 at www.aragonresearch.com.

About Aragon Research

Aragon Research is the next generation research firm with the experience you can trust.  It started out as an idea of going back to basics and providing thought leading research that was delivered every month to clients. At the same time there was a realization that clients had more complex problems and that they needed real trusted advisors to help them solve their business and technology problems.

Learn more at www.aragonresearch.com.

About Mzinga

Mzinga is a leading provider of learning technologies and social media solutions for companies and organizations worldwide.  Our Learning solutions include the OmniSocial Learning LMS, the xAPI enabled Mzinga Learning Record Store, and our mobile video learning platform TWIL – This Week I Learned.  We empower employees, customers, and partners through formal and informal learning, collaboration and engagement anytime & anywhere.  Mzinga’s social solutions provide brand protection, social crisis management, and customer engagement services for leading worldwide brands. To learn more about Mzinga’s offerings, visit www.mzinga.com, www.TWILVideo.com and www.OnlineModeration.com.

About The Aragon Globe

The Aragon Research Globe is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research’s evaluation of a specific market and its component vendors. Aragon Research does not endorse vendors, or their products or services that are referenced in its research publications, and does not advise users to select those vendors that are rated the highest. Aragon Research publications consist of the opinions of Aragon Research and Advisory Services organization and should not be construed as statements of fact.  Aragon Research provides its research publications and the information contained in them “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind.

 

 

 

 

 

Mzinga is named a Hot Vendor in Learning by Aragon Research for TWIL

Mzinga is named a Hot Vendor in Learning by Aragon Research for TWIL

Mzinga focuses on mobile collaborative video learning

Burlington, MA – Aug 18, 2016 – Aragon Research (http://www.aragonresearch.com), a leading technology research and advisory firm, has identified Mzinga as a Hot Vendor in Learning with our new Mobile Video Learning platform – TWIL.  Mzinga (http://www.mzinga.com) is a leading provider of learning technologies and social media solutions for companies and organizations worldwide.

Each year, Aragon Research selects Hot Vendors across multiple markets that are doing something truly new or different. They may have new technology that expands capabilities, a new strategy that opens up markets, or just a new way of doing business that makes them worth evaluating.

This 2016 Hot Vendor report highlights a new emphasis in learning primarily due to the exploding demand for mobile video content aimed at employees as well as customers.  “Mzinga has invested heavily in social learning over the years.  As the demand for mobile video learning has increased, we chose to launch TWIL.  TWIL stands for This Week I Learned.  It is a mobile app and web portal that allows teams of any size to record videos and related content, share them with their team, solicit feedback and questions, and collaborate,” said Mike Merriman, CMO at Mzinga.   “We’re thrilled to be recognized as a Hot Vendor in this new mobile video marketplace.”

“What makes TWIL hot is the ease with which users can upload and share Videos and other content. TWIL is secure and shares information exclusively within the company. Users can comment, ask questions, and collaborate directly on TWIL’s Video learning platform,” reports Jim Lundy, CEO of Aragon Research.

TWIL can also be used in conjunction with other learning environments by leveraging The Mzinga Learning Record Store (LRS) and the Experience API (xAPI).  This allows organizations to track a wide variety of learning experiences that their employees, customers and partners want and need, in a format that’s engaging and exciting.

Learn more about the Aragon Hot Vendor Report here.

To learn more about TWIL, visit www.TWILVideo.com.  TWIL is available as a free trial.

About Aragon Research

Aragon Research is the next generation research firm with the experience you can trust.  It started out as an idea of going back to basics and providing thought leading research that was delivered every month to clients. At the same time there was a realization that clients had more complex problems and that they needed real trusted advisors to help them solve their business and technology problems.

Learn more at www.aragonresearch.com.

About Mzinga

Mzinga is a leading provider of learning technologies and social media solutions for companies and organizations worldwide.  Our Learning solutions include the OmniSocial Learning LMS, the xAPI enabled Mzinga Learning Record Store, and our mobile video learning platform TWIL – This Week I Learned.  We empower employees, customers, and partners through formal and informal learning, collaboration and engagement anytime & anywhere.  Mzinga’s social solutions provide brand protection, social crisis management, and customer engagement services for leading worldwide brands. To learn more about Mzinga’s offerings, visit www.mzinga.com, www.TWILVideo.com and www.OnlineModeration.com.

About The Aragon Hot Vendor Report

Aragon Research does not endorse vendors, or their products or services that are referenced in its research publications, and does not advise users to select those vendors that are rated the highest. Aragon Research publications consist of the opinions of Aragon Research and Advisory Services organization and should not be construed as statements of fact. Aragon Research provides its research publications and the information contained in them “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind.

Mzinga Named a 2016 Top 20 Learning Portal Company by TrainingIndustry.com

Mzinga Named a 2016 Top 20 Learning Portal Company by TrainingIndustry.com  

Mzinga keeps in leading streak going

Burlington, MA – August 15, 2016 – Mzinga® (http://www.mzinga.com), a leading learning technology provider, today announced it was selected as a 2016 Top Learning Portal Company by TrainingIndustry.com.

“Learning portals are critical to the success of most training programs as they are often the initial point of interaction the learner has with the materials for a given course,” said Doug Harward, CEO, Training Industry, Inc. “The 2016 Top Learning Portal Companies show they understand how important these touches are to the success of your program, while still providing you with the administrative layer required to track and measure your organization’s learning initiatives.” Selection to this year’s Top 20 Learning Portal Companies was based on:

  • Breadth of functionality and capabilities
  • Commitment to the corporate training industry
  • Industry visibility, innovation and impactTrainingIndustry.com
  • Number and strength of clients
  • Geographic reach
  • Company size and growth potential

“Thanks to TrainingIndustry.com for naming us a leader in learning portals,” said Mike Merriman, Chief Marketing Officer of Mzinga. “Our focus on employee and extended enterprise learning has allowed us to maintain this leadership position for many years running as we continue to develop enhanced solutions for these clients and the market in general.”

View the 2016 Top 20 Learning Portal Companies

Mzinga Resells Vado Learning content for TWIL and OmniSocial Learning

Mzinga Resells Vado Learning content for TWIL and OmniSocial Learning

Vado

11 May 2016– Mzinga, a leading provider of learning technologies and social media solutions for companies and organizations worldwide, announces a new learning content partner, Vado. Vado will provide content to Mzinga’s new Video Learning app, TWIL and their award-winning Learning Management System – OmniSocial Learning.

Vado offers 350+ management development and employee soft skill development courses.  Vado courses are for individual contributors, front line leaders and managers and courses can be purchased in course bundles or in full learning tracks such as the award winning Leadership Development Learning Track, Management Development or Project Management.

“We are pleased to partner with Mzinga to provide our unique learning content that is “changing the face of learning,” comments Cindy Pascale, Vado’s CEO. “Research shows that 70% of development happens on the job, and Vado is the only off the shelf e-learning courseware provider that helps the learner apply on the job through step by step instructions. Our learning content is delivered in small bite sized chunks to maximize learning retention.”
“Short, targeted video content is very popular with our clients and our own employees. With Vado’s content, learners are not only gaining new knowledge, but clear action to apply what they learned on the job,” commented Mike Merriman, Mzinga’s CMO .  “This partnership allows us to deliver Vado’s great content not only to our LMS clients, but all clients on our new mobile platform, TWIL.

To learn more about Vado and arrange a demonstration please contact us at Learnmore@mzinga.com

Mzinga – A Leader in the Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning 2016

Mzinga – A Leader in the Aragon Research Globe for Corporate Learning 2016

Mzinga doubles down on mobile collaborative video learning

Burlington, MA – Mar 7, 2016 – Aragon Research (http://www.aragonresearch.com), a leading technology research and advisory firm, has identified Mzinga’s OmniSocial® Learning platform as a Leader in its just published Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning. Mzinga (http://www.mzinga.com) is a leading provider of enterprise social software solutions and services targeting the social learning, marketing and support markets for employees, customers and partners.

The Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning examines 23 providers. “The Globe™ evaluates technology and service providers that allow an enterprise to manage and deliver all forms of learning. Video is at the head of the pack in user demand, as is a modern user experience. “The vendors with the best strategies understand this and have been doing makeovers of their offerings to support the social, mobile and video experience that users want,” said Jim Lundy, Founder and CEO of Aragon. Lundy continued “Mobile is about mobile first – Video Learning on Mobile Devices is one of the fastest ways to gain traction with business users.”

In the Globe Mzinga was recognized for Social and Collaborative learning, easy Integration with content, configurability to support multiple distinct learning environments, and E-commerce capabilities for internal and extended enterprises. Most notably, Mzinga’s new focus on video was highlighted.

“We’ve taken a dramatic step towards embracing the key concepts in the Aragon Globe. The Mzinga Learning Record Store (LRS) supports the Experience API (xAPI) which allows organizations to track a wide variety of learning experiences that their employees, customers and partners want and need, in a format that’s engaging and exciting. Additionally Mzinga recently launched TWIL. TWIL stands for This Week I Learned. It is a subscription based mobile app and web portal that allows teams of any size to record videos and related content, share them with their team, solicit feedback and questions, and collaborate.”

“Whether your organization has a traditional learning infrastructure or not, your employees, colleagues, and teammates have a need to share what they know, and learn from one another. Informal learning takes place today at the water cooler, on the drive back from the job site, and at the airport after an important sales call. Mobile enabled video makes this a reality for distributed teams of any size.   For the first time you’ll be able to empower your team and provide a platform that enables true knowledge sharing and retention,” said Mike Merriman, CMO at Mzinga. “We’re thrilled to be recognized for our leadership position in this new mobile video marketplace.”

To learn more about TWIL, visit www.TWILVideo.com. TWIL is available as a free trial.

The Aragon Research Globe™ for Corporate Learning, 2016: The Race to Knowledge Platforms can be downloaded atMzinga.com.

About Aragon Research

Aragon Research is the next generation research firm with the experience you can trust.  It started out as an idea of going back to basics and providing thought leading research that was delivered every month to clients. At the same time there was a realization that clients had more complex problems and that they needed real trusted advisors to help them solve their business and technology problems.

Learn more at www.aragonresearch.com.

About Mzinga

Mzinga is a leading provider of enterprise social software solutions and services serving the learning, marketing and support markets for employees, customers and partners.  Through a combination of enterprise-class technology, strategy and online moderation services, Mzinga’s social solutions enable businesses to increase revenue and lower costs by improving brand visibility, employee performance, workplace satisfaction, and customer loyalty. Headquartered in Burlington, Massachusetts, Mzinga empowers millions of users at many of the world’s largest organizations in 160 countries worldwide.

To learn more about Mzinga, visit www.mzinga.com.

About The Aragon Globe

The Aragon Research Globe is a market evaluation tool that graphically depicts Aragon Research’s evaluation of a specific market and its component vendors. Aragon Research does not endorse vendors, or their products or services that are referenced in its research publications, and does not advise users to select those vendors that are rated the highest. Aragon Research publications consist of the opinions of Aragon Research and Advisory Services organization and should not be construed as statements of fact.  Aragon Research provides its research publications and the information contained in them “AS IS,” without warranty of any kind.