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Garfoot, Annie
October 2003
IT Training;Oct2003, p28
Trade Publication
The IT industry has always asked early adopter, or beta, customers to act as reference sites for potential clients. Now, with the growing adoption of blended learning, which incorporates evolving training technologies, this practice is becoming more widespread within the IT training sector. According to Nicola Morley, training manager at Omnetica: "We take it as a compliment that suppliers approach us to be a reference site." Networking and sharing best practice was the motivation for Steve Ding, general manager of Remarc Professional Recruitment, when he formed an alliance with other training buyers and competitors in 1992. Jayne Edwards, learning and development manager for HBOS, is happy to share best practice with competitors as well as peers. INSETS: Best-practice guidelines;The for-and-against debate.


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