Milestone Acquires Training / Consulting Company

Author: John Honovich, Published on Nov 04, 2013

Milestone has acquired Connex, prompting many to wonder: "Who is that?" And the few who did know them to puzzle "Didn't they already own them?" Hopefully, this is the end of a puzzling conflict of interest 'partnership' that has left many of Milestone's partners and competitors equally confused.

Below is our original 2011 report analyzing Milestone and Connex, followed by an update.

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