If you’re anything like me, you love “Best Of” lists: The Best Movies of 2018, The Best Songs of 2018, The Best Local Restaurants of 2018, The Best Smart Home Tech of 2018, etc. Without Best Of lists I’d find myself going to far too many mediocre movies, spending way too much time scouring music blogs for the next great song, dining in subpar restaurants, and being stuck with useless home tech that doesn’t allow me to turn off all of the lights in my house from the comfort of my couch. These lists have done the hard work for us, clearing away the clutter and just presenting us with the best of the best.

With all of that said, a Best Of list is really only as good as the list creator. The individual or organization behind the list has to be reputable and an expert in their particular space. We are spoiled in the eLearning and HR industries with numerous high quality sources for this type of curated information. In this series, I will be focusing on the following, as well as highlighting Rustici Software clients mentioned in each list and describing how we help them:

When you talk to Chris and me about why technology vendors should work with us, rather than implement standards on their own, one of the things you’ll hear us say is, “Standards support will not be a differentiator for your technology, but working with us will free up your developers to focus on building features and functionality into your platform or system that will differentiate your technology from your competitor.”

Our customers included in these Best Of lists are proof that outsourcing eLearning standards support, which can gobble up a ton of development time to implement and support, enables their teams to focus more time on making their applications and systems exceptional.

Tomorrow, we’ll kick off this series by sharing more insights into Craig Weiss’s “Top Learning Systems for 2018.” Next week, we’ll celebrate winners of John Leh’s Best of the Best and the week after we’ll dig into the Fosway 9 Grids. So stay tuned.

Note: Some of our clients are more private than others when it comes to talking about using our software. So the lists included in this series honors that and only includes the clients that are okay with sharing more about the work we do together.

Andy joined our team to evangelize xAPI. Now he talks to people about all of the eLearning standards all day because he is considered a “salesperson.” He’s also our office jokester – he’s a punny guy.