To help inform the market, the Acorn Experts have released a guide to help organisations understand the differences between a locally and cloud hosted LMS.
Online PR News – 26-May-2021 – Canberra – Continuing their work to educate the market, the Acorn subject matter experts have provided an informative guide to help those who are considering hosting their own learning management system. From the two primary ways to host an LMS (locally or cloud-based), the locally hosted route has some key requirements an organisation needs to consider. Acorn is a product of Pursuit Technology, and the full article about LMS hosting can be found on their Acorn Labs blog here: https://bit.ly/3fj8EGu
A locally hosted system means an organisation stores the LMS data themselves, on their own servers. A cloud hosted system means the data is hosted by a supplier, and the organisation accesses that data through the internet.
The Acorn Experts believe there is no one-size-fits-all solution. What is beneficial for one business may hinder another. Recognising this, the article delves into the various advantages and disadvantages of both the locally hosted and cloud hosted LMS. It emphasises the need to weigh these up against organisational LMS needs.
A locally hosted system requires an organisation to do the work for data storage, accessibility, connectivity, maintenance and domain names. Businesses which don’t take this work into consideration may find themselves drowning in ever-growing costs.
Blake Proberts (Co-Founder and Managing Director) says that buyers should consider the limitations as much as the advantages of both cloud and locally hosted LMSs.
“As an example, most people forget that locally hosted software requires some serious hardware to maintain. This comes with its own costs, particularly when it comes time to scale and you have to pay to update the servers, security and IT team that support that hardware, let alone the actual software system.”
Pursuit Technology is a software development company which seeks to streamline systems?through?innovative solutions and unlock the potential of the workforce. Pursuit is all about putting the customer at the centre of everything we create. Since the inception of our Acorn LMS seven years ago, we’ve worked with everyone from local businesses to federal government agencies. In that time, we’ve maintained a 100% retention rate. Our Acorn LMS contains all the tools needed to support workforces – from onboarding and inductions through?to?compliance and ongoing development.?