Industry declines but some buck the trend

Charles, Barrie
July 2004
IT Training;Jul/Aug2004, p5
Trade Publication
During 2003, Great Britain IT training market continued to deteriorate, thanks to the persistent squeeze on IT expenditure. However, within this overall picture of decline, our Top 50 supplier table reveals that many companies are prospering. There have been plenty of changes since last year's league tables. According to IT Skills Research, the market declined by ten per cent, leading to difficult trading conditions for a number of companies. A few years ago, training businesses were snapped up as systems companies moved into services. However, in 2003 at least one chose to reverse that trend, namely Spring Group, which sold its IT training arm to e-learning and training provider Vidyah in November 2003. Despite the difficult market conditions, some training providers are doing extraordinarily well. Two suppliers — Steria Training Services and Premier IT — experienced growth that topped 100 per cent in 2003, while more than half of the Top 50 companies managed to beat the market. INSET: How the Top 50 was compiled.


Related Articles

  • IT sector still grows. Pettit, Scott // Grand Rapids Business Journal;1/5/2009, Vol. 27 Issue 1, p10 

    The article discusses the growth in the Information Technology (IT) sector despite economic turmoil in the U.S. in 2009. According to the Robert Half International Salary Guide, the unemployment rate in the IT market is low. Statistical data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics projected 44...

  • GUIDE TO AUTHORIZED DEALER PROGRAMS. McFadden, Maggie // SDM: Security Distributing & Marketing;Nov2005, Vol. 35 Issue 11, p86 

    Presents several authorized dealer initiatives designed to help independent dealers compare the benefits of individual distributor programs. Opportunity for autonomous dealer to gain sales leverage and larger resources to help them attract attention from customers; Participation in dealer...

  • Survival instincts will shape the next year. Labrow, Peter // IT Training;Dec2003/Jan2004, p34 

    After experiencing a depressing year especially by IT industries, the obvious question pervades one's thoughts regarding the prospects of IT training industries in the year 2004. Is it wise to think about the irreversibility of the nightmarish past year? Indeed, IT training companies have...

  • P.R.'s tech industry has decided not to join the recession. Ryan, Frances // Caribbean Business;5/29/2008, Vol. 36 Issue 21, p34 

    The article reports that local technology-based companies in Puerto Rico are unaffected by the recession in the country due to the savings they receive from their paperless environment. Although almost every industry is doing poorly, the information technology (IT) industry is at a competitive...

  • Shedding the Cinderella image. Overton, Laura // e.learning age;Feb2005, p24 

    Presents an article about the importance of the application of marketing techniques to the enhancement of information technology training in organizations. Observations on the state of the information technology training department; Significance of market research to a marketing plan; Benefits...

  • Training program goal to teach high-level skills. Clark, Shasta // Crain's Cleveland Business;12/16/2002, Vol. 23 Issue 50, p18 

    Focuses on the training programs on information technology in Ohio. Courses offered in the program; Aim of the training program to impart high-level technology skills; Associations involved in the training program.

  • Best-practice tips to boost success. Charles, Barrie // IT Training;Dec2002/Jan2003, IT SKILLS REPORT p8 

    Focuses on steps involved in successful implementation of an end-user training project. Common reasons for failure of projects; Identification of learning objective and business needs of a firm; Need of unified solutions that integrate training with business needs; Analysis of skills and needs...

  • How to demonstrate the value of your IT training. Bellinger, Alan // IT Training;Mar2002, p6 

    Focuses on the business value of information technology training. Ease in business processes; Notion on investments in skills training; Benefits of training for infrastructure staff.

  • Reports finds demand for IT skills soaring.  // IT Training;Oct2002, p6 

    Reports on the increase of the demand for information technology skills training in Great Britain.


Read the Article


Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics