One of the challenges in having a subscription product like
TechProGuild associated with a site like TechRepublic is finding the proper
balance of content and service offerings that make it valuable and useful to
customers. As such, we like to constantly revisit the service to make sure what
were offering is proving itself useful to TechProGuild members. We like to add
new features, remove old ones, and change content offerings all towards the
ultimate goal, which is to help IT professionals save time doing their job whether its finding a solution, tool or whatever.
One of the core offerings of TechProGuild since its
inception is Tech Books. Tech Books is a service that TechRepublic obtains
through a partnership with Books
24x7 where we offer a subset of their technical library for usage by
TechProGuild members. Tech Books was a nice complement to TechProGuild
initially, but weve found that the vast majority of TPG members never used it. Additionally, because its in concert with another company we dont have
as much control over it, which is why you may have noticed inconsistencies in
the look and feel of Tech Books when compared to TechProGuild. Therefore, when
our contract expires at the end of September, well be no longer offering TechBooks on our site.
If youre already a TechProGuild subscriber, dont worry. We
will still be doing the same kinds of content that youve proven to have found
valuable on TechProGuild. As a matter of fact, without the distraction of athird-party service, we should be able to provide more and better content.
In the next few weeks, well be making further changes to
TechProGuild, offering new features, removing others, and moving things around.
All the while in doing so, we hope to make this a service that goes further in
helping you get your job done better. If you have any ideas, you can let me
know just by emailingme.