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Surgient Presents Training Industry Analyst and Expert Avis Beiden in Webinar, 'Why Virtual Training is Better than Classroom Training'

Live Webinar to Address Ways to Make Online Education Better than Classroom Training Using Virtual Labs

AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 23 /PRNewswire/ -- Surgient, the leader in virtual lab management applications for automating software demo, test and training labs, today announced that Avis Beiden, president of AdeptMinds Learning Corporation, and Guy MacNeill, director of product marketing at Surgient, will deliver a live Webinar, titled "Why Virtual Training is Better than Classroom Training ... (At least it should be!)," on Wednesday, August 23, to explain the benefits of using virtual training to deliver high-impact learning programs to a global audience. These benefits are especially apparent for training on computer software applications.

When: Wednesday, August 23, 2006 2 p.m. Eastern Time / 1 p.m. Central Time / 11 a.m. Pacific Time Speakers: Avis Beiden, president, AdeptMinds Learning Corporation Guy MacNeil, director of product marketing, Surgient Register at: http://www.surgient.com/news/webinars/20060823.html Who should attend: * Vice Presidents of Services and Education; * Directors of Training; * Training Managers; * Lead Instructors; Attendees will learn how to use virtual classrooms to: * Lower delivery costs; * Broaden student reach; * Increase knowledge retention.

"Physical classroom training is the preferred method for delivering software training today," said Beiden. "Unfortunately, it can be very expensive, inflexible and resource intensive to deliver hands-on software labs due to classroom and computer setup, testing, troubleshooting, packing, shipping, travel, etc. Virtual training is one of the most effective new ways to deliver high impact learning programs to a global audience."

About the Speakers

Avis Beiden is the president and one of the founders of the AdeptMind Learning Corporation, an organization whose mission is to help other organizations to change the way they analyze and actualize learning for their employees, partners and customers. Avis serves as its principle consultant for selected corporate clients worldwide. Her advice and expertise arises from a 15-year track record of uniquely applying Accelerated Learning techniques to adult education.

Guy MacNeil is the director of product marketing for Surgient, the leader in virtual lab management applications for automating software demo, test and training labs.

About Surgient

Surgient puts virtualization technology to work for the world's largest independent software vendors (ISVs) and Global 2000 organizations. The first company to provide on-demand applications that can automate the deployment, configuration and teardown of complex enterprise software environments or "virtual labs," Surgient's award-winning virtual lab management solutions enable end-users to rapidly provision needed computing resources for business-critical initiatives such as software QA/test, training, sales and marketing. With over 500,000 applications delivered to date using its virtual labs, Surgient enables companies such as Business Objects, EMC, Mercury Interactive, Microsoft, Oracle, Starwood Hotels & Resorts, and Symantec to dramatically accelerate the software application delivery lifecycle, reduce operating costs, increase productivity and enable IT to better align with business priorities. Surgient partners with leading technology companies including EMC/VMware, Microsoft, Mercury Interactive, Saba/Centra, ViewCentral and WebEx Communications. Surgient is a private, venture-backed company based in Austin, Texas. For more information, visit http://www.surgient.com/.

For Additional Information Contact: Keith Giannini or Laura Ackerman Schwartz Communications 781-684-0770 [email protected]


CONTACT: Keith Giannini or Laura Ackerman, of Schwartz Communications
for Surgient, +1-781-684-0770, [email protected]

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