ABI is at the Heart of Learning Tree's Rally

Steve Kanaval  |

Activity-based intelligence means utilizing "Big Data" to your advantage, and executives have much of this data available in their business. It is a matter of understanding it and using it to their advantage. Learning Tree International Inc. (LTRE) released news today about activity-based intelligence training and showed they have the ability to educate executives so they can utilize Big Data, sending the stock price up 40% in late morning trading.

Learning Tree, in partnership with WhiteSpace Solutions, has developed ABI curriculum for executives, intelligence analysts and technical staff working within the intelligence community who wish to become knowledgeable and skilled at ABI practices. As part of the curriculum, attendees can achieve Specialist and Expert certifications through realistic, simulation-based training environments. Learning Tree ABI courses are pre-scheduled and can be customized for delivery on-site at the customer’s preferred location.

Victoria Nguyen of WhiteSpace and co-author of the ABI courses said, "Activity-based intelligence focuses not on specific targets but on events, movements and transactions in a defined area. ABI is emerging as a powerful tool to discover connections among people, places and things. This focus on interactions is the fundamental difference between ABI and previous intelligence integration efforts, which were often confined to a single agency and aimed at a specific target."

Using Information Technology Effectively

Information technology is becoming an important part of every business and executives can no longer pass this on to underlings who control the outcome of how to manipulate this data. The executive suite needs to understand the basics of how it is useful and why it is helpful to the company. I think it is a smart play for Learning Tree to create a revenue stream around changing data and technology.

Learning Tree shares are up this morning on ABI news, but essentially this guidance changes the game for this Small Cap ($30 million Valuation) company. Shares are testing yearly highs at $2 per share, a retest of highs from February, and this came on the back of a delisting notice from the NASDAQ (which is normal when shares fall below $1). Learning Tree is one to watch over the next few quarters, as they integrate the revenue from this growing field of study and attempt to right themselves and satisfy exchange requirements. I think much of the rally is short covering along with new shareholders wanting to get into the ABI sector.

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