Data College shuts doors

Datamatic has closed down its Data College subsidiary, saying it wants to concentrate on the distribution side of its business. Data College had provided training in Novell and Cisco. Marketing manager Jeni Muir says Data College ceased operating at the end of December. She says the reason for closing the college had nothing to do with profitability. "It was just that it was no longer part of our model. We're a broad-based distributor and education was not a significant part of our business. Training is not really a distribution product as such."

Datamatic has closed down its Data College subsidiary, saying it wants to concentrate on the distribution side of its business. Data College had provided training in Novell and Cisco.

Marketing manager Jeni Muir says Data College ceased operating at the end of December. She says the reason for closing the college had nothing to do with profitability.

“It was just that it was no longer part of our model. We’re a broad-based distributor and education was not a significant part of our business.

Training is not really a distribution product as such.”

Other Novell authorised education centres should pick up the Novell training business.

Cisco country manager Jeremy Gogan says Cisco is in the process of certifying a new training partner.

He says Cisco will be making an announcement about that new training partner within the next month.

Datacraft and Anite also offer training.

“From a Cisco perspective training remains a vital component of our model in New Zealand so we’ll be seeking to deliver training courses to our end-customers and partners through certified channels and our existing partners.”

Muir says six people worked had worked for Data College and most had been retained by Datamatic. She says there were no redundancies.

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