Is it worth clubbing together?

Flood, Gary
October 2003
IT Training;Oct2003, p32
Trade Publication
A growing number of organisations have started co-operating to buy e-learning content. The starting point is almost always to save money. A well-regarded consortium pursuing this approach is Ohio-based Learnshare, a team of 26 of the biggest U.S. companies. The group is reckoned to spend dollars 1bn on training annually. In its few years of existence, Learnshare has already claimed to have saved its members millions of dollars by leveraging their intellectual capital and purchasing power to create web-based training schemes at prices they could not match on their own. One of the nation's leading disability-care charities, with an income last year of around £108m, Leonard Cheshire employs 8,000 staff across 150 Great Britain sites, although it also operates in 57 other countries worldwide. INSET: Case study.


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