Learn.com CEO Jim Riley to Lend 10 Years of SaaS Insights to Panel Discussion at ETRE Global Technology Summit

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Software as a Service (SaaS) to Enhance Global Commerce and Employee Productivity

Now more than ever companies must seek new ways to find a competitive edge

Learn.com President and CEO Jim Riley, an expert on Software as a Service (SaaS), will lend his insights to a roundtable discussion of SaaS and the potential of enterprise IT resources at the ETRE Global Technology Summit in Paris. Under Riley's leadership, Learn.com developed the eLearning industry's first and only true SaaS platform more than ten years ago and has since become the leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity. The ETRE Summit will be held October 6-9 2009 at the Intercontinental Hotel in Paris, France.

As leading CEOs, entrepreneurs and financiers from the information technology and communications industries gather at ETRE, one item they will attempt to resolve is the confusion about what can be considered SaaS. Riley asserts that a purely SaaS architecture consists of a multitenant environment where every user shares the same infrastructure - it is not enough to simply offer on-demand services.

As SaaS begins to take hold in Europe, Riley will offer the worldwide participants at the conference his suggestions and best practices based on how SaaS has been deployed in the U.S.    

"Now more than ever companies must seek new ways to find a competitive edge," said Jim Riley, President and CEO of Learn.com. "The SaaS business model has unparalleled benefits in that it doesn't require a software installation and users across the globe have access to the same infrastructure resources. This is the future of technology and employee lifecycle management and development."

Riley is responsible for the long term growth and ultimate vision of Learn.com and has over 25 years of experience in the software and consumer products industries. Under Riley's leadership, Learn.com experienced tremendous growth in revenue and profitability in FY 2008 at a time when many businesses were faced with greater uncertainty as a result of the tumultuous economy.

About Learn.com
Learn.com® is the worldwide leader in on-demand workforce development and productivity with more than 50 million end users around the globe. Our broad suite of Software as a Service (SaaS) applications can fully automate the employee development lifecycle from pre-hire to retire® within organizations of all sizes, from the growing business with fewer than one hundred employees; to the global enterprise managing internal and external initiatives with millions of users in multiple languages. Learn.com's unwavering commitment to understanding client needs, goals and objectives allows us to partner with our clients to help them realize low TCO and high ROI.

The Learn.com family of solutions includes the award-winning LearnCenter® learning and talent management suite, the WebRoom® Web conferencing suite, the PeopleCenter®, Application Builder, FormFlow® Custom Form Creation and the 1,000 title Learn2.com®online course library.

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