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LoD Viewpoints July 2005

Saba's Survival

Saba is one of the original and best-known providers of learning-management systems (LMS). But like most LMS providers, Saba faced a number of challenges as the market began to consolidate. After completing the acquisition of THINQ and making progress on a variety of other fronts, Saba seems to have assured survival—at least for now. This topic is relevant to all learning-industry players working with LMS.

Macromedia's Strengthened Learning-Product Line
Macromedia is an important company to watch for all learning-technology players. The company is integrating software simulations tool Captivate with Breeze and in turn creating a highly competitive learning-content authoring and delivery tool. Adobe's proposed acquisition of Macromedia creates a number of uncertainties but could also accelerate the company's progress in learning technologies.