Giunti Labs finalises its acquisition of the leading digital content marketplace repository brand HarvestRoad

Giunti Labs, Europe’s leading e-learning and mobile content management solution provider, has finalised its acquisition of the Australian HarvestRoad® brand as well as its HarvestRoad Hive digital repository, TCMS Technical Content Management System and related Intellectual Property Rights (IPR) and worldwide installations.

Giunti Labs is pleased to announce that its acquisition of the IPR, assets and contracts of HarvestRoad Hive digital repository and of the technical content management system (TCMS), along with their installations worldwide is now completed, and both the brand and IPR are now fully owned by Giunti Labs.

As a result, the ‘HarvestRoad Hive’ product line will remain – to play an important part of Giunti Labs’ growing suite of solutions and services within the learning and technical content management space. As such, Giunti Labs has integrated HarvestRoad’s skilled workforce into the newly established Giunti Labs Asia Pacific subsidiary, with offices in Perth and Sydney, Australia.

This move will extend Giunti Labs’ global reach, complementing its presence in Europe (Florence, Milan, Rome, London, Lund and Frankfurt) and North America (Boston, MA, and Atlanta, GA) as well as adding a valuable digital marketplace engine component to its world-leading digital content management suite offering.

Fabrizio Cardinali, CEO of Giunti Labs, commented: “Today, economic globalisation and the resulting pressures on labour market competitiveness are providing new challenges for our educational systems. Employees, students and citizens are being asked to develop new skills and competencies in a fraction of time that has been the accepted norm – and at proficiency levels previously unknown.

“The advent of 3G, mobile, location-based and broadband internet, together with the swift advance of social networking, is putting people all over the globe in touch as never before,” he added. “This can provide unmatched benefits to our day-to-day working habits and learning conditions if governments, academia and industry start investing in new generation digital content marketplaces for the shared creation, harvesting and distribution of richer and more personalisable learning resources.

“Acquiring HarvestRoad’s educational and technical content management technologies is a key point in our long-term drive towards excellence in learning and knowledge content production, as well as in its management and delivery value chain,” continued Cardinali. “HarvestRoad Hive and TCMS technologies complement our flagship learning content management system (LCMS), learn eXact , which also offers innovative mobile, virtual and location based content authoring and rendering capability, with a scalable and reliable architecture for rich media caching and distribution within educational and technical documentation scenarios.”

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