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IT Trainers Newswire 21 – Windows revamp for Microsoft, Psion restructure


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue 21
18 July 2001

1. RESOURCES: Recycling your PowerPoint slides
2. NEWS and INFORMATION: Windows revamp for Microsoft
3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: Community Director for TrainingZone and
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Editor's Note

What a mixed week for the IT industry: Psion restructuring
their sales strategy and focussing on digital network solutions;
Marconi announcing 4,000 more job cuts and Microsoft revamping
their Windows package to allow fairer competition for rivals.
The Times also announced an annual charge for users of their
website - a first for any newspaper!

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PowerPoint Resource Centre: Recycling your PowerPoint slides
Frequent PowerPoint users probably produce a fair number of
PowerPoint slides in multiple shows. If you teach or present the
same material recurrently to different audiences, chances are
you'll have to copy slides between presentations or cut and paste
an entire new presentation together from several slide shows.
Find out how you can conserve effort by copying and reusing or
recycling your PowerPoint slides.

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A round up of IT training news this fortnight. For more, see

Windows revamp for Microsoft
Rival companies are being given more of an opportunity to compete
with Microsoft's products, following the court ruling that the
leading software company had broken competition law.

Psion restructures business strategy
A radical launch by Psion to halt the launch of Blue Tooth
handheld computers has been announced, along with the loss of 250

The Department for Education and Skills gets its own website
A month after its creation, the Department for Education and
Skills has its own website up and running.

The Times set to charge for use of their website
The Times have announced their intentions to charge their website
users an annual fee of 10 GBP for access to their content.

Managing the soft side of e-learning
A great article about overcoming challenges in the organisational
cultural barriers which e-learning often comes up against. The
writer explains how a range of organisations have tackled their
own cultural challenges with varying degrees of success.

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