Training company QA Training has experienced an 80% increase in the number of e-commerce delegates who attended its courses over the last year, and is increasing the amount of e-commerce courses available to address further demand.
The company's one-day seminar, Understanding E-commerce, has been oversubscribed, with the addition of 30 more training dates.
But its two new courses will begin from June. The first, Building E-commerce solutions, is a three-day course that focuses on the planning, designing and deployment of robust and scaleable e-commerce solutions.
The second, Building XML Based Solutions, is a three day course that examines the underlying technologies in which XML is used, helping developers to understand how to apply XML in their own applications.
Analyst firm Forrester Research estimates that the European e-commerce market accounted for $1.2 billion in 1998 and predicts that this will rise to $3.2 billion by 2003.
Olga Londer, principle technologist for Internet and e-business at QA Training said, "Organisations moving towards e-commerce are realising the need to train key staff in order to avoid an e-skills crisis."
This was first published in January 2000