Upside Learning Completes Seven Years; To Focus On Strengthening Its Offerings And Global Reach
Founded in 2004, Upside Learning celebrated its 7th Anniversary on 7th April, 2011. Over the past seven years, the company has grown from strength to strength. From a 6 member team to 150+ professionals, today it is a global leader in Custom eLearning Development, Learning Management System and Mobile Learning Solutions with over 12 awards and recognitions.
The last year was quite eventful for the company as it witnessed many proud moments and also achieved many firsts in its 7 year journey.
Among the firsts were – launching of a new corporate identity emphasizing the company’s ‘you-centric’ approach, and its focus on growth through learning and performance. Another was the development of India’s first Layar for an Indian city. Pune Layar, an augmented reality application for mobile phones, was developed by the company’s Innovation and New Projects (INP) which allowed users to explore the city and find significant landmarks using their mobile phones.
It was a proud moment for Upside Learning when its flagship Learning Management System – UpsideLMS – won 3 Brandon Hall Awards (1 Gold & 2 Silver) under the 2009 Brandon Hall Awards for Excellence in Learning Technology. Making this win truly exceptional was the fact that UpsideLMS was the only product to have won three awards, more than any other product. Furthermore, it was named as one of ‘The top five emerging LMSs’ in Chief Learning Officer magazine and later was included in the ‘2010 Top 20 Learning Portal Companies’ List by Training Industry.
The year also saw the company adding a new product to its solutions and services portfolio. Upside2Go – a revolutionary platform for mobile learning designed to cater to the unique needs of the mobile workforce – was launched in the US and the UK market.
2011 has been a year of events for the company. A Brandon Hall Research webinar, sponsored by Upside Learning, on ‘How to Select the Right LMS for Your Small/Medium Business’ kick started the new year, followed by expos like ASTD TechKnowledge 2011 and CIPD HRD 2011 where the company was a sponsor and exhibitor respectively.
As the company enters its 8th year, the focus on expanding its operations across the globe would be further underlined. This has already been highlighted by the appointment of a Sales Director for Europe region. Besides this, strengthening its solutions and services portfolio would be another significant focus area for the company.
The past one year has seen a flurry of activity. With a new corporate identity, awards and recognitions, back to back events, webinar and a new product launch, the pace of activity has been breathtaking. And with more conferences, webinars, expansion activities etc. planned, we are prepared to enter the 8th year with our sleeves rolled up.
Founder & Director - Content Solutions Upside Learning
To see Upside Learning enjoy the position it stands at today is extremely fulfilling and satisfying. The company has achieved many milestones over the past 7 years and we hope to continue the trend.