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IT Trainers Newswire – Issue 11


IT Trainers Newswire - Issue 11
21 February 2001
Yell Awards 2000 - Best e-Commerce Site (B2B)


  1. RESOURCES: How to display Training/HR Material on your website
  2. NEWS and INFORMATION: Big Dog wins Recommended Site Award
  3. WORK OPPORTUNITIES: IT Training News Editor and more


Editor's Note

February does appear to be one of the favourite months for viruses and the Anna Kournikova worm seemed to spread faster than last years notorious I Love You bug. People never seem to learn from the devastation that these programmes can cause and many simple measures that can be put in place to protect against computer violation. Can these attacks be reduced through better security systems or does this highlight a lack of training? Who then would
benefit from further training, Senior Management team, the IT Department, or the end user?

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.

Carrol Rowe
Editor, IT Training

TrainingZones dedicated IT Training pages can be found at and 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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Insert Here, PowerPoint Tip #4
This guide shows you a further hints and tips when wanting to insert many different images and graphics to enhance your

Product Review: Microsoft Office XP
The upgrade version of Microsoft Office 2000 has been re-named to Office XP, not Office 10 and is due for release this summer.

Fast expanded services to support your HR administration
TrainingZONE announces a new partnership with StaffPay
to administer your salaries and payroll.

Our new partnership with gives you access to
employers guides, payroll services, employee administration forms, employee health checks and a new employment guide.

Unmetered Internet Access
How to get unmetered access to the Internet has recently been up-dated with the latest advice. This article looks at ways in which you can reduce your phone bill!

CSSA urge government for tax benefits in IT training
Following pressure being put on the government from the Institute for the Management of Information Systems, at the recent Learning Technologies exhibition the CSSA stated that tax incentives should be used to encourage industry to invest in IT training.

Freelancers advice page
Go to TrainingZONEs freelancers page, which is building into a comprehensive resource for those who are self-employed and those who are interested in 'going freelance' alike. Check out the one-stop shop at


How to display Training/HR Resource material on YOUR website
In response to suggestions from members, we have created a simple and effective way in which your website or company internet site can display any (or all) of:
- a Trainers Toolkit resource library of materials
- a comprehensive HR Resource Centre
- an online and offline Learning Campus
- a suite of Business Directories
Each of these resource services if fully functioning, available 24 hours/day, and is automatically updated with all new content. All you have to do is set up a new page of your website, link in the code we supply and that is it!
This will provide your company website with the same resources as you can find on the Trainers Toolkit, HR Resource Centre, Learning Campus and Directory pages on TrainingZONE and HR Zone. The display occurs in a frameset and links to the original material from our sites. This facility is already proving popular, it offers your staff, users and clients added information and services with the minimum of effort on your part. For more details, see


Any Answers
Any Answers is your free hotline to 25,000 training and HR
professionals, many of whom are happy to share their experiences and knowledge to make your life easier. This week, TrainingZONE members ask:

* Gavin Hine is looking for projected trends in on-line learning.
* Colin Thomson needs help in compiling a Job Description for an Information Specialist.
* Graeme Edwards requires advice on tutorial/e-learning authoring packages.

Online Workshop Report: Online learning versus classroom training
Full report from the online workshop covering the issue of
different forms of training delivery.

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Novell IT Training courses face sharp fall in demand
Many IT professionals are now turning away from Novell training courses and approaching other competitors such as Microsoft and Unix.


Check out your clients
Did you know you can obtain full information about any UK company or company director online, including their financial reports, company statements and partner details? It's an invaluable way of discovering whether your client is likely to be able to pay your invoices, who owns them, what their trading history is like, and what their plans are. Check out your clients online at

This is just one of several directory services of direct relevance to your business all listed at


High costs of ADSL putting off customers
Many existing internet users who are considering moving to
installing ADSL services in their homes are being put off because of the high costs involved.

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How to keep informed of current debates
Many TrainingZONE members are unaware of the discussions taking place within the Forum area of the site. The Forum covers a wide range of topics and you can post questions, respond to points, provoke debate and much much more. Now you can be sent e-mails with new postings to the Forums, as well as posting your replies to the Forum debates by simple e-mail.

To be kept informed about all current Forum debates just go to
Go to the MORE menu, and click on Mailing Lists, you will get sent copies of all new messages posted into the forums. You will then never need to revisit this page as you can do it all by e-mail!

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