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BTO Links With Natwest & Learndirect
By: MarkJ - 18 November, 2003 (1:34 PM)

UK ISP BTOpenworld (BTO) has linked up with NatWest to provide the bank's customers with one central point of access for high quality broadband. BTO has also teamed up with Learndirect to offer specialist training to SMEs:

BT OPENWORLD AND NATWEST INVEST IN INTERNET DEAL FOR FINANCIAL SERVICES

BT Yahoo! Broadband CD Discs will be available in all NatWest branches nationwide and will give customers access to the new service. The features include intelligent personalisation - understanding what customers want and tailoring content accordingly, plus a whole host of advanced security services including anti-spam and anti-virus email protection, a free firewall, and the best the net can offer with news, sport and entertainment services.

The site is the first ever fully co-branded BT Yahoo! Broadband site within the financial sector, distributed within a retail/branch environment. Going live on November 18, the deal will also include access to dial-up internet packages, BT Yahoo! Anytime and BT Yahoo! Pay-as-you-go, launched today.


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BT OPENWORLD LINKS UP WITH LEARNDIRECT TO OFFER BUSINESS TRAINING PROGRAMMES

BT Openworld, the UK's leading business ISP, is teaming up with learndirect, the UK's largest e-learning network, to offer specialist training to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).

learndirect has developed an exclusive range of management courses to help BT Openworld Business Internet Services customers improve the day-to-day running of their organisations. The courses have been specifically designed to improve skills such as motivation, leadership, time and performance management, and budgeting.

In addition, BT Openworld business customers will be offered discounted IT training on common Microsoft applications such as PowerPoint, Excel and Word - giving savings of up to 39.99 per course.

The partnership with learndirect is an important step in BT Openworld's strategy to work with market leaders to boost its overall offering to business customers - in this case, providing training opportunities and skills development to SMEs.

The courses, all of which are web-based, are available online at http://www.learndirect.co.uk/bt and start from 19.99 per programme.

Courses available to BT Openworld Business Internet Services customers include:

Kaz - Keyboard skills
iT2 Presentations using MS PowerPoint 2000
iT2 Databases using MS Access 2000
iT2 Spreadsheets using MS Excel 2000
iT2 Word Processing using MS Word 2000
iT2 Electronic Communication using MS Outlook 2000
Motivation
Managing Performance
Time Management
Working to a Budget
Cash is King
Leadership


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