Today we unveil our annual Fosway 9-Grids™ for Digital Learning, Learning Systems and Authoring Systems. Now in their fifth year, the 2017 Fosway 9-Grids™ have been recalibrated to reflect major shifts in the learning technology market and the evolving demands of corporate learning and development.
The aim of the 9-Grid™ model is to provide greater context to organisations investing in learning technology, particularly those based, or operating in EMEA. The analysis uniquely captures five different levels of insight into a vendor’s position in the market, showing their Performance, Potential, Market Presence, Total Cost of Ownership and expectations of their Future Trajectory.
‘This year’s 9-Grids™ for learning reflect major changes we are seeing in the market, as learning becomes increasingly digital and solutions evolve to meet next generation needs’ said our CEO, David Wilson. ‘The 9-Grid™ fo Digital Learning reflects a major change in scope as vendors have evolved to now deliver many formats of digital content, new platforms, and strategic services to help their customers.’
He continues, ‘The new Fosway 9-Grid™ for Learning Systems replaces the previous 9-Grid™ for LMS and now includes both LMS and Next Gen Learning Environments (NGLE). These systems are seeing increased adoption rates, with new approaches to learner engagement and supporting new types of content. The Fosway 9-Grid™ for Authoring Systems also reflects the shift to digital learning as well as the changing nature of authoring to a more dynamic, collaborative process that leaves many of the traditional tools behind.’
He concludes, ‘This is why we update the 9-Grids™ every year, so that the research is always current and gives organisations up-to-date reference points to help them make the right decisions at the right time.’
We are now in our fifth annual research cycle with the 9-Grids™ and it’s exciting to see them evolve. The important thing to remember is that they are based on independent research and insights from Fosway’s corporate research network, as well as market profiling, briefing activities and customer feedback. We don’t have any vested interest in where any vendors appear on any of the 9-Grids™. They are all accompanied by an analyst report, outlining the solution trends and context in each market. To download free copies visit Learning Systems, Digital Learning and Authoring Systems.
The 9-Grids™ will also be available in the Fosway Analyst Lounge on Stand R20 at Learning Technologies on 1-2 February 2017. More details to follow.