DevelopIntelligence Customers Receive 1-Year Access to Safari Books Online as Part of Critical-Path Post-Training Support
SEBASTOPOL, California – September 7, 2011
Safari® Books Online (www.safaribooksonline.com), the leading on-demand digital library for technology, digital media and business professionals, announced today that it has expanded its strategic relationship with software development training leader DevelopIntelligence (DevelopIntelligence.com). Through the new agreement, DevelopIntelligence will bundle 1-year subscriptions to Safari Books Online’s 10-slot bookshelf, a $299 value, for all new students attending their software development training courses.
DevelopIntelligence treats training as a continuous process instead of a single, one-time event. In the past, DevelopIntelligence supplied 2-3 reference books per course along with post-training support to help students get the educational help they need beyond the last day of class. Safari Books Online’s rich library of over 16,000 books, Rough Cuts, and self-paced training videos from over 40 publishers, provides the blended learning resource that developers need to do their jobs and stay abreast of today’s fast-paced, constantly changing environment and emergence of new technologies. In an effort to provide more relevant and comprehensive post-training support to each student, DevelopIntelligence decided to engage with Safari Books Online as their digital library of choice.
Beginning immediately, DevelopIntelligence is bundling a 10-slot bookshelf subscription to Safari Books Online for every student. This will allow students to access the books and videos before the course to prepare, during the course to learn, and after the course to apply and reinforce their new knowledge and skills for up to an entire year after the course has been completed. Students can access Safari Books Online anytime, anywhere via desktop, laptop or mobile device (m.safaribooksonline.com). They may also download an iPad app – Safari To Go – from Apple’s App Store.
“Safari Books Online is very happy to work with DevelopIntelligence because they really grasp the notion of taking care of their customers,” said Mike Byrnes, vice president of sales, Safari Books Online. “Students get access to our valuable resources not only during the class but afterwards as well, and we think that is a huge win for those students.”
“We chose Safari Books Online because it provides the most-comprehensive, up-to date technical library available today. That, along with Safari Books Online’s ability to deliver our own course materials (e.g. our student workbooks) within the student’s libraries, provides a unique blended learning approach that developers now crave in today’s fast-paced technology market,” said Kelby Zorgdrager, president, DevelopIntelligence, LLC. “We also want to do more than just help students while enrolled in our classes. We think it’s important to offer post-class support, and through our partnership with Safari Books Online, we can offer first-class support before, during, and after the class.”
DevelopIntelligence (DevelopIntelligence.com) delivers highly-customized, role-based, project-centric technical training to software development teams in the US and abroad. DevelopIntelligence-trained teams write better software faster because the courses are personalized to fit each student’s unique background and current job role. Course curricula is based on the goals of each client’s mission-critical projects which ensures that learning is 100% relevant and can be applied immediately.
The courses are designed for all skills levels from Introductory to Advanced. The courses are delivered in different formats for multiple learner styles including; Boot Camps, Seminars, and Workshops. All courses involve Hands On interaction. DevelopIntelligence clientele are individual contributors and technical managers from the world’s leading technology firms to startups. They include Software Developers, Web Developers, Technical Managers, System Administrators, Business Analysts, Project Managers, and Q/A Specialists. DevelopIntelligence is headquartered near Denver, Colorado.
About Safari Books Online
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Safari Books Online offers a range of product mixes and pricing programs for organizations, government agencies and individuals. Subscribers have access to thousands of books, training videos and prepublication manuscripts in one fully searchable database from publishers like Cisco Press, Prentice Hall Professional, Wrox, O’Reilly Media, Addison-Wesley Professional, Microsoft Press, Sams, Que, Peachpit Press, John Wiley & Sons, Elsevier, IBM Press, Adobe Press, FT Press, Apress, Manning, New Riders, Apple Certified, Course Technology, Splash Media and dozens more. For more information about Safari Books Online, please visit us online.