The National B2B Centre provides free training in PostNuke and a free hosted PostNuke development environment for growing businesses to learn how to use PostNuke and develop their site. The Centre is currently helping 15 companies who are changing their current website into PostNuke or starting from scratch with PostNuke.
One of the companies the Centre has worked with is Salsa Dance Holidays (www.salsadanceholidays.com
), a local company who changed their website, under training from Centre consultants, from basic HTML to a PostNuke website. You can read the case study at http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/pdfs/salsa.pdf
To promote the free service and to raise awareness of open source content management systems, such as PostNuke, the Centre is running events about content management systems for small and mid sized companies. The first of these events ran recently with over 50 people attending.
Other open source applications are also being used by growing businesses through the guidance of The National B2B Centre. GIMP is being used for manipulation of images for the websites, Filezilla is being used for FTP and Nvu is being used as an HTML WYSIWYG editor.
The Press release for the free service can be found here: http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/pdfs/control.pdf
More information on the free service can be found here: http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/modules.php?op=modload&name=PagEd&file=index&page_id=15
If you’re a small to medium sized company in the West Midlands, UK and want to sign up for the free service please click here: http://www.nb2bc.co.uk/signmeup