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Books24x7 Addresses the Content Needs of the Mobile Workforce with Books24x7 On the Go

Complete access to Books24x7 Referenceware available on PDA devices, enabling mobile learning and performance support

NORWOOD, Mass., Nov. 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Books24x7(R), a subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) and developer of online Referenceware(R) for IT, business, engineering, financial and government professionals, today launched "Books24x7 On the Go(TM)," a PDA-accessible Web site that provides busy professionals with complete access to Books24x7's award-winning Referenceware collections via a pocket PC, BlackBerry(R), cell phone or other mobile device. Building upon existing PDF and MP3 options for offline reading and listening, Books24x7 On the Go is the newest way to addresses the content needs of today's mobile workforce, providing users with just-in-time learning and performance support.

Books24x7's Referenceware offers a revolutionary approach to problem solving and learning by providing searchable, online access to the full, unabridged contents of thousands of digitized business and technical books. Optimized for viewing on PocketPCs, BlackBerry, cell phones and other PDA devices with Internet browser capabilities, Books24x7 On the Go extends access to these valuable information assets to workers using such devices. In addition, Books24x7 On the Go provides users with the full functionality of the Books24x7 platform, including powerful search and browse capabilities and complete site and content navigation. Finally, the site provides users with the ability to view all personal and corporate folders and add books, bookmarks and notes to existing personal folders, enabling them to organize particularly useful and relevant content.

"Today's business environment requires professionals to be constantly on the go. Yet, resources that are readily available at the office are often inaccessible from the road, making it difficult for busy mobile professionals to leverage downtime outside the offices," said John Ambrose, vice president and general manager for Books24x7. "Responding to this challenge, Books24x7 On the Go enables mobile workers to easily access Books24x7's vast collections of digital reference content regardless of location -- whether they're at home, riding in a cab or waiting in an airport. The result is an unparalleled level of mobile access to trusted information coupled with performance support."

To learn more about Books24x7(R) On the Go and Books24x7's latest Referenceware collections, please visit corporate.Books24x7.com.

About Books24x7(R)

Books24x7(R), a subsidiary of SkillSoft PLC, offers subscription clients online access to more than 10,000 IT and business books, book summaries, reports, and best practices. Books24x7's patent-pending technology platform enables users to pinpoint business-critical information quickly by performing multi-tier, online searches of the company's Referenceware(R) collections: ITPro(TM), BusinessPro(TM), EngineeringPro(TM), FinancePro(TM), HospitalityPro (TM), ExecBlueprints(TM), ExecSummaries(TM), ExecSuite(TM), GovEssentials(TM), OfficeEssentials(TM), Well-BeingEssentials(TM) and AnalystPerspectives(TM).

Books24x7(R) Referenceware(R) bridges the gap between what employees know and what they need to know in hundreds of leading organizations, including Bank of America, CSC, EDS and Lockheed Martin. The company has relationships with more than 290 leading publishers, including AMACOM, Apress, ASTD, Harvard Business School Press, McGraw-Hill, Microsoft Press and John Wiley & Sons. For more information, visit http://www.Books24x7.com.

About SkillSoft

SkillSoft PLC (Nasdaq: SKIL) is a leading provider of e-learning and performance support solutions for global enterprises, government, education and small to medium-sized businesses. SkillSoft enables companies to maximize business performance through a combination of comprehensive e-learning content, online information resources, flexible learning technologies and support services.

Content offerings include business, IT, desktop and compliance courseware collections, as well as complementary content assets such as SkillSim(TM) simulations, KnowledgeCenter(TM) portals and online mentoring services. The Books24x7(R) division offers online access to more than 10,000 unabridged IT and business books in its Referenceware(R) collections, as well as book summaries, executive reports and best practices. Technology offerings include the SkillPort(R) learning management system, Search-and-Learn(R), SkillSoft(R) Dialogue(TM) virtual classroom, SkillView(R) competency management software and the Enterprise Learning Connection Suite(TM), a set of platform-neutral modules that can be used to create learning programs tailored to business needs.

SkillSoft courseware content described herein is for information purposes only and is subject to change without notice. SkillSoft has no obligation or commitment to develop or deliver any future release, upgrade, feature, enhancement or function described in this press release except as specifically set forth in a written agreement.

SkillSoft, the SkillSoft logo, Ahead of the Learning Curve, SkillPort, Search-and-Learn, SkillChoice, Books24x7, Referenceware, ITPro, BusinessPro, OfficeEssentials, GovEssentials, EngineeringPro, FinancePro, AnalystPerspectives, ExecSummaries, ExecBlueprints, Express Guide and Dialogue are trademarks or registered trademarks of SkillSoft PLC in the United States and certain other countries. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners.

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    Donna_Keenan@SkillSoft.com      SkillSoft@pancomm.com

 

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