​Dimension Data sells Australian education business

​Dimension Data sells Australian education business

IT solutions provider to continue partnering with ACTE Group.

Dimension Data has sold its Australian education provider business, Dimension Data Learning Solutions Pty Ltd, (DDLS) to the Australian College of Training and Employment (ACTE) Group.

For an undisclosed fee, the DDLS is one of the country’s leading corporate IT education providers, specialising in offering training courses and certification programs for Microsoft, Cisco, Red Hat, VMware and Citrix among others.

Despite the sale, Dimension Data insists that education remains an “important part of any IT project”, with the company set to continue partnering with ACTE Group in the future.

“Dimension Data Australia has developed a best-in-class business and technology consulting and services company and will continue to focus on that core business while further accelerating expansion into newer areas such as managed services and digital, while also capitalising on the transformational opportunities offered by IT-as-a-Service,” a company statement read.

With a national presence spanning 25 years, DDLS has learning centres in Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Canberra, Adelaide and Perth.

Fresh from relocating to a new Sydney training centre this year, the training provider recently struck a new partnership with EMC Education Services in August, reselling EMC training across the Australian market.

In designing, developing and delivering learning solutions from certification through to customised learning programs, the Australian Microsoft Gold Learning Partner also took out the 2016 Microsoft Learning Partner Award earlier this year.

The sale follows the departure of Dimension Data CEO, Rodd Cunico, who vacated his role at the end of the company’s financial year on September 30, to be replaced by Steve Nola.

As reported by ARN, Nola, who was previously group executive of Dimension Data’s ITaaS business, has taken over the Australian role for the second time, starting on October 1.

Inducted into the ARN Hall of Fame in 2010, Nola was the head of the local business for ten years until he moved to a global role in 2011.

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