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O'Reilly Awarded for "Best Advance in Emerging Learning Technology" by Brandon Hall Group

December 17, 2020

O’Reilly Recognized for Empowering Tech-Based Workers to Learn Innovative Technologies with Interactive Live Methods

BOSTON—December 17, 2020O’Reilly, the premier source for insight-driven learning on technology and business, today announced that it was awarded a Brandon Hall Group silver medal for excellence in the “Best Advance in Emerging Learning Technology” category. The company was recognized for empowering tech-based workers to learn innovative technologies using its leading live and online learning experiences through O’Reilly online learning.

O’Reilly online learning offers one of the world’s most comprehensive technology and business learning solutions available on the internet, with more than 60,000 titles and 30,000 hours of video learning content from the world’s foremost technology and business leaders. In addition to an extensive collection of books and videos, O’Reilly online learning provides its users with live online courses, interactive coding environments, certification prep with tailored practice exams, and expert playlists. Currently serving over 2.5 million members, O'Reilly online learning helps tech-focused workers ensure that they’re properly prepared when it’s time to face real-world situations that can affect their businesses.

“One of the greatest business challenges today is how relentlessly fast technology is changing the workplace. The advent of AI, automation, and the prevalence of cloud adoption have shifted how the world does business, and these evolving work demands have had a huge impact on the technical skills needed to succeed,” said Laura Baldwin, president at O’Reilly. “O’Reilly’s live online training courses and real development environments and scenarios provide today’s technology-focused workers with the tools they need to learn new technologies hands-on, enabling them to drive real outcomes for their business.”

O’Reilly’s newest feature, O’Reilly Answers, is helping workers meet some of these changing business demands. Powered by a natural language processing engine, O’Reilly Answers delivers contextually relevant excerpts and expert insight, pulled directly from O’Reilly’s rich library of content, to help solve difficult technical questions with results that can be quickly applied to work. This solution enables learning in the flow of work, so users can get the answers they need quickly, with minimal disruption, and get back to what they were working on.

“Technology is the great enabler of human capital management initiatives. It has never been more important than during this rapid evolution of remote work that challenged everyone to instantly adapt,” said Rachel Cooke, Brandon Hall Group Chief Operating Officer and awards program head. “Winners of the Excellence in Technology Awards are critical drivers of their organizations’ success, especially in these disruptive times. Their solutions resulted in substantial benefit to their business and the human capital management function. That is the ultimate differentiator: the positive business impact of technology.”

All entries were evaluated by a panel of veteran independent senior industry experts, as well as Brandon Hall Group’s senior analysts and executives. Winners were selected based on the products’ breakthrough innovation, unique differentiators, value proposition, and measurable results.

For more information about O’Reilly online learning, visit https://www.oreilly.com.

About Brandon Hall Group, Inc.

Brandon Hall Group is only professional development company that offers data, research, insights and certification to Learning and Talent executives and organizations. The best minds in human capital management (HCM) choose Brandon Hall Group to help them create future proof employee development plans for the new era.

For the last 27 years we have empowered, recognized and certified excellence in organizations around the world influencing the development of over 10,000,000 employees and executives. Our HCM Excellence Awards was the first to recognize organizations for learning and talent and is the gold standard, known as the ‘Academy Awards of Human Capital Management’.

Our cloud-based platform delivers evidence-based insights in the areas of Learning and Development, Talent Management, Leadership Development, Diversity and Inclusion, Talent Acquisition and HR/Workforce Management for corporate organizations and HCM solution providers.

To learn more, visit http://www.brandonhall.com.

About O’Reilly

For 40 years, O’Reilly has provided technology and business training, knowledge, and insight to help companies succeed. Our unique network of experts and innovators share their knowledge and expertise through the company’s SaaS-based training and learning solution, O’Reilly online learning. O’Reilly delivers highly topical and comprehensive technology and business learning solutions to millions of users across enterprise, consumer, and university channels. For more information, visit www.oreilly.com.

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