You know you need a training solution, but technology is changing rapidly and there are many options: avatars, simulations, games, mobile, just to name a few.

But, what is effective? What will work with your audience and within your budget? And, what about this idea you have… Can it be done?

At SweetRush we’ve always offered high-end, innovative, custom e-learning development, built with pride by our talented engineering team. We also excel at using (and enhancing) off-the-shelf tools. I love it when our Solution Architects call to collaborate on a technology-based solution; it’s what gets us going and keeps us on our toes. So, let’s dream together, and then build the solution you truly need, engaging your learners and leveraging what technology has to offer. And in the end, let’s brag about it to the world (subject to NDA approval).

Thought Leader: Misha Milshtein- Director of Engineering


Misha Milshtein
Director of Engineering

Like his spirit animal, the wolf, Misha has a set of highly refined senses: he sees in the dark, he hears for miles, he can run like the wind — and, most of all, he can lead the pack. After working at Yahoo!®, Misha joined SweetRush in 2005 and transitioned from project manager to Director of Engineering, proving his ability to provide organization and guidance to our amazingly talented technical team. With calm consideration and highly developed skills in risk management and technical analysis, he effectively consults with our clients on the best use of technology given the audience, environment, and corporate requirements. Misha is our litmus test: If he’s on board, not only can we get it done, but chances are we’ll take a great leap forward.


When should you consider using an off-the-shelf tool, and when is a custom build appropriate?
Below are some common situations we encounter when working with our clients and the guidance we provide based on our experience.

The key point we want you to come away with is that the solution needs to drive the technology.
If you start with choosing the technology before you assess your needs and define your solution, you may be missing an opportunity to build the best, most effective learning experience for your audience.

Select a requirement below to see our expert recommendation:


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