Buyer Beware

Charles, Barrie
March 2004
IT Training;Mar2004, p30
Trade Publication
The last 18 months or so have seen unrelenting change among information technology training suppliers. With a declining market comes increased competition, decreasing profitability and a supplier shakeout. In such a situation, the buyers should protect their money. Informatic's demise resulted in more than £1 million of pre-paid training voucher cash alone being written off. One important lesson is not to rely on the one-off checks that most firms carry out. The consumers must update their information regularly, even if that is sometimes easier said than done. INSET: Case Study.


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