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iomart Hosting secures three year contract with UK's largest learning provider

16th December 2009 · Press Releases

iomart Hosting, the managed hosting arm of iomart Group plc, is delighted to announce that it has won a 3 year contract to provide Disaster Recovery and operational services for UK’s largest online learning provider – learndirect.

learndirect provides online training to more than 240,000 individuals each year as well as businesses across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. learndirect has its own in-house operations and service delivery teams to manage the technology and the platforms on which courses are delivered.

Fiona Benoist, technology services manager for learndirect said:” We needed a disaster recovery facility that could meet our requirements for continuity of service, accessibility, security, environmental considerations and best practice. Iomart Hosting came out on top. Our aim is to ensure that our learners can access their learning around the clock when they need to. ”

Sarah Haran, managing director of iomart Hosting, said:” Around 10,000 e-learners log on to study with learndirect every day. By utilising iomart Hosting’s disaster recovery facilities, the learndirect team can now fully concentrate on delivery to their learners without worrying about uptime and service interruptions.”

learndirect awarded the contract to iomart Hosting after a competitive tendering process carried out under European Union procurement rules

Further details can be found on the iomarthosting website

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