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IT Trainers Newswire #4


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue # 4 31 October 2000
Yell Awards 2000 - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


1. Developing effective IT people
2. Hints and Tips for Microsoft Office Users
3. Creating entrepreneurs in an e-business world
4. AOL 6.0 latest upgrade supports broadband technology
5. Lotus launch beta version of iNotes


Editor's Note
Since the last newsletter the media have certainly been covering
aspects such as privacy on the internet and various articles
outline that this niche of the market appears to be booming with
companies delivering security solutions, however cybercrime is on
the increase and organisations are warned not to sit back, they
must take the appropriate measures against events happening to
them sooner rather than later.

Also with the introduction of the new bill from the government
allowing employers to snoop or basically monitor employees e-
mails and telephone calls opens a whole can of worms. Is this
infringement on human rights, we will see? As an IT Manager did
state in an e-mail to BBC Breakfast News, employers own the
networking technology that their staff are using, therefore they
have every right to monitor how it is used. Let me have your

ALSO, watch this space ..... TrainingZONE will be reporting an
exclusive interview with Colin Steed, the new Chief Executive
from the Institute of IT Trainers in the very near future.

This newsletter covers a range of stories for the IT Trainer from
general training issues through to latest software/hardware
releases from a variety of organisations and is intended to keep
you informed of as many IT issues of relevance that can be found.

TrainingZones dedicated IT Training pages can be found at editor, Carrol Rowe,
is eager to hear your news and any information you feel would
benefit other trainers.
To contact Carrol, mailto:[email protected]

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Developing effective IT people
Many large organisations have received bad publicity owing to
major IT project failure, look into the reasons for this
happening and how to ensure that this never happens to you.

Hints and Tips for Microsoft Office users
Within this article are a series of useful weblinks for latest
hints and tips to guide you to better usage of this application.
and another covering general Microsoft information such as
creating explosive pie charts in PowerPoint, useful customised
buttons and toolbars in Word 2000 and keyboard shortcuts using
Excel 2000.

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Creating entrepreneurs in an e-business world
Jane Royston, Professor of Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the
Federal Institute of Technology, Switzerland led a masterclass at
the CIPD Conference exploring the impact of e-business on people

AOL 6.0 latest upgrade supports broadband technology
AOL 6.0 depends upon high-speed usage thus making this version an
appropriate tool for use on broadband technology.

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"Assert yourself".

Lotus launch beta version of iNotes
Lotus have announced the release of iNotes which enables users to
access Domino messaging and collaboration through a web browser
both on and offline.

QA Training offering advanced Java Training
QA Training announce that Java Programming has been the most
requested area for training so far for 2000 and have launched four
new courses to support demand

The future of Novell certification
Is it still worthwhile following an MCSE in Novell Networking or
has this product seen its day with the development of Windows 2000

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How can I get unmetered access to the Internet?
TrainingZONE guide to reducing your phone bill when you use the

Workers cost 25 million pounds a year because of personal use
made by the internet
In a survey conducted by SurfControl, the findings based on a
thousand employees highlight that at least one hour of their time
is spent on the internet for personal uses

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