Fujitsu Taps Click2learn’s Aspen Platform For Global Learning Initiative Targeting Employees and Customers

November 2, 2001

Fujitsu Network Services (OTC:FJTSY – news), a division of Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., has selected Click2learn’s (Nasdaq:CLKS – news) Aspen™ Enterprise Learning Platform to develop knowledge centers serving both internal employees and its global customers.

The network services provider will incorporate two Aspen components — the Aspen Learning Management Server (LMS) and the Aspen Learning Experience Server (LXS) — to provide personalized training on core products and business processes, including Fujitsu’s internal and proprietary SAP training program.

“Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc. selected Click2learn’s Aspen platform after an intensive market review process in which we explored many of the leading e-Learning players,” said Joe Carlisle, Director, Organizational Performance and Employee Development of Fujitsu Network Communications. “In our opinion, Click2learn’s Aspen platform represents one of the most comprehensive, robust and scalable e-Learning technologies available on the market today, along with the talent and vision to lead the industry in terms of future e-Learning development.”

Aspen LXS will enable Fujitsu to personalize training according to variables deemed critical to learning effectiveness, such as the job a person holds, their skills and knowledge, their learning preferences, specific rules and policies that apply to their organization or region of operation.

By delivering these courses through the Aspen LMS and LXS components, Fujitsu gains a single point of management for tracking all corporate training activities — including traditional classroom instruction, standard knowledge documents and highly personalized online learning content.

Aspen LMS, an expansion of Click2learn’s industry-leading skills and competency-based learning management technology, also enables Fujitsu training managers to track employees’ progress, assign courses to close skill gaps and deploy 360 degree assessments to measure knowledge gains.

As the program is rolled out and results are tracked, the Aspen components will enable training managers to analyze how corporate content is performing at virtually any level of the learning process — whether that’s zeroing in on a specific question in a quiz or evaluating multiple trends within the organization’s entire skills development program.

“After a rigorous examination of the market, Fujitsu determined that Aspen is the platform they will use not only to manage their internal development program, but also to leverage proprietary training programs and bring them to market,” said Kevin Oakes, Chairman and CEO of Click2learn. “We take special pride in this endorsement of our Aspen technology, given that it comes from an organization that is itself one of the world’s top leaders in information technology systems.”

Described by industry analysts as the new model for enterprise learning technology, Click2learn’s Aspen platform is designed to facilitate the capture, management and dissemination of corporate knowledge to improve productivity and business performance.

The platform, which began shipping in September, has an open architecture and is made up of three modular but independent components that are designed to work as an integrated system. The Aspen Learning Management Server (LMS) is used for competency management, skills-gap analysis, tracking of assessments and resource management for either e-Learning or instructor-led training. The Aspen Content Development Server (CDS) is used to rapidly author highly effective e-Learning content and manage large, team-based content development projects. And the Aspen Learning Experience Server (LXS) delivers a personalized learning experience to improve knowledge transfer and facilitate knowledge exchange with a community of peers and experts.

About Fujitsu Network Services

Fujitsu Network Services, a division of Fujitsu Network Communications, Inc., provides a full range of enhanced and professional network services, including engineering, project management, network design, network operations, and systems integration, as well as installation and maintenance of any manufacturer’s telecommunications equipment. Its customers include local exchange carriers, long-distance carriers, competitive access providers, Internet service providers, and original equipment manufacturers in North America and overseas. Fujitsu Network Communications is part of Fujitsu Limited (TSE 6702), a $50 billion global technology leader in computers, communications and microelectronics. Information is available by calling 800-777-FAST. Fujitsu Network Services’ World Wide Web site is

About Click2learn

Click2learn (Nasdaq:CLKS – news) is a provider of enterprise software for Global 2000 organizations seeking to capture, manage and disseminate knowledge throughout their extended enterprise. Using Click2learn’s Aspen Enterprise Learning Platform, organizations can deploy highly interactive, personalized learning initiatives to achieve strategic business objectives. Many of the world’s best-known corporations use Click2learn’s technology and award-winning content development services to improve workforce performance, educate customers, and publish large volumes of learning content. Click2learn’s clients include Microsoft, Fidelity Investments, Wells Fargo, Symantec, Prudential, American Airlines, ADC Telecommunications, Ernst & Young and the New York Stock Exchange. Based in Bellevue, Wash., Click2learn (, 800/448-6543) operates offices in the United States, Canada, Europe, and Japan.