Forma Farm provides highly specialized IT and software development services for elearning and knowledge management projects based on Forma Lms.
18 years of consulting experience in the deployment of elearning projects by Elearnit, merged with the expertise in cloud computing and innovative web solutions by Purple Network.
Both companies are partners and founders of the Forma Association and developers of Forma Lms.
The “Farm” is the natural evolution of years of collaboration, a powerful joint venture that embodies our unique vision and mission: creating space to grow your elearning business and ideas
Open SAAS, or “Open Cloud” is our philosophy and business model, aiming at creating a fertile innovation environment for the elearning sector, getting the best from different worlds:
The power of cloud technologies
The freedom of Open Source
The flexibility of Saas commercial solutions
Forma Cloud is a SaaS version of the Open Source forma.lms project. The Forma Cloud ecosystem is based on the Open Source product, thus keeping all the characteristics of:
transparency (access to the source code)
personalization (possibility to integrate plugins)
technical improvement (continuous improvement of the platform)
All this is combined with a Pay per Use model, completely covered by technical assistance and services provided through a clear model of SLA and Support.
The term “Open Innovation” describes an emergent model of approach to innovation in organizations firms draw on research and development that may lie outside their own boundaries.
This new paradigm is completely changing the way companies think and apply their research and development plans, by opening to collaborations with other players.
Instead of trying to manage internally the complex mix of technology evolution, marketing strategies now they prefer acquiring and sharing knowledge with external partner. This winning strategies is leading to 3 great improvements:
Open-source software (OSS) is a model for software licencing and developing in which source code is released under a license in which the copyright holder grants users the rights to study, change, and distribute the software to anyone and for any purpose.
Open-source software may be developed in a collaborative public manner.
Open-source software is a prominent example of open collaboration, based on the crazy concept that sharing ideas and knowledge with other people is just better and more convenient than struggling alone with the growing complexity of new technologies.
Well, you may think this is nerd stuff, but it just changed the world. Exaggerating?
Not really, just consider how most of our every-day digital technology was developed thanks to this model: 70% of anything on the web is based on Linux/Unix, Android reached about 80% of smartphone market share, just to say a couple.
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