Elearning! Media Group Recognizes Their Innovation, Organizational Performance
CHICAGO, April 11, 2012 – InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation and the world’s largest conferencing and collaboration services provider, announced today that clients ACS Inc., a Xerox company, and the Healthcare Businesswomen’s Association (HBA) received Learning! 100 Awards for corporate training programs using technologies from InterCall Event Services.
InterCall’s Virtual Environment Platform allows clients to create and manage branded, interactive, web-based learning centers to engage and connect with any number of learners – anytime and from anywhere around the globe.
HBA, a “Who’s Who” of the top names in the pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries, created a 24/7 virtual environment to connect life sciences professionals and experts around the world. HBA members can easily access content, experts and interactive workshops on their own schedules.
“We approached our virtual learning environment differently than most organizations,” said Laurie Cooke, CEO of HBA. “Rather than thinking in terms of a one-day event, we wanted to build a community and encourage engagement over time. We were really looking for something that would feel like our local and global meetings to those who couldn’t attend them, and give them access to peers and leaders they might otherwise never have the chance to meet.”
ACS used a virtual environment to educate a global employee base of more than 10,000 participants about benefits. It also connected more than 2,000 employees across 31 countries for a company-wide innovation program. Both ACS initiatives have fostered learning, innovation and collaboration in support of business goals.
“Engaging and effective training programs are important to any organization, and InterCall commends ACS and HBA for their Learning! 100 awards,” said Kathleen Finato, Senior Vice President of Marketing and Business Development at InterCall. “InterCall Virtual Environments enable organizations to take advantage of powerful new technologies to reduce costs, increase productivity and improve their learning experiences.”
The Learning! 100 Awards, sponsored by Elearning! Media Group, honor the top 100 organizations for their best-in-class learning and development programs, enabling learning cultures that create outstanding organizational performance, either department-led or enterprise-wide.
Elearning! Media Group (EMG) and Aberdeen Group partner on the Learning! 100 Awards. The goal is to host a research-based program that provides organizations a benchmark for future development; is quantitative and qualitative; and is unbiased by size of the organization. The Learning! 100 honor organizations of all sizes that embrace learning cultures and technologies to achieve exceptional performance.
InterCall, a subsidiary of West Corporation, is the largest conference and collaborations service provider in the world, and a leading provider of global cloud-based unified communications services. Founded in 1991, InterCall offers telephony, messaging, conferencing and collaboration tools for businesses of all sizes, from large global enterprises to small or regional companies. With a global footprint and broad service capabilities, InterCall’s flexible models for hosted, managed and on-premises communication services help companies get the most out of their business processes.
InterCall's strong U.S. presence, including four call centers and 26 sales offices, is bolstered by operations in Canada, Mexico, Latin America, the Caribbean, the United Kingdom, Ireland, France, Germany, Australia, New Zealand, China, India, Hong Kong, Singapore and Japan. For more information, please visit www.intercall.com.
West Corporation is a leading provider of technology-driven communication services. West offers its clients a broad range of communications and network infrastructure solutions that help them manage or support critical communications. West’s customer contact solutions and conferencing services are designed to improve its clients’ cost structure and provide reliable, high-quality services. West also provides mission-critical services, such as public safety and emergency communications.
Founded in 1986 and headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, West serves Fortune 1000 companies and other clients in a variety of industries, including telecommunications, retail, financial services, public safety, technology and healthcare. West has sales and operations in the United States, Canada, Europe, the Middle East, Asia Pacific and Latin America. For more information on West Corporation, please call 1-800-841-9000 or visit www.west.com.