Positive 2010 balance sheet for IT training expert
Profits triple: Fast Lane continues its strategy of global growth
Hamburg/Berlin, 15 March 2011 – IT training specialist Fast Lane (www.flane.de) can look back on a successful 2010: the company’s revenues increased to €15 million in Germany and $85 million worldwide. The training specialist also tripled profits in comparison to the figures from the previous year. This solid growth was based on the company’s strategy of ongoing expansion. Key factors include the provision of more high-end training programmes in the fields of data centre & virtualisation, unified communications & video, security and wireless technologies, as well as further development of the company’s portfolio of consulting services. The opening of new subsidiaries around the world has also played a significant role in the success and growth of the business.
In addition to the provision of authorised Cisco, NetApp and VMware training courses, the considerable increase in revenues is also the result of the continual development of Fast Lane’s own portfolio of practically-oriented courses, which are extremely popular. A significant contribution is also made by the training courses focusing on the use of data centres & virtualisation for operating a combination of technologies from various manufacturers. In this context, Fast Lane has developed multi-vendor training courses such as !FL-IESMT, in which participants are given an excellent introduction to the practical application of solutions from Cisco, NetApp and VMware. Comprehensive multi-vendor data centre laboratories with modern equipment are invaluable in this respect in providing realistic environments for training and further education. The training labs give participants excellent insight into the latest technologies, such as NetApp Unified Storage, Cisco Unified Computing and cloud infrastructures.
“In 2010 we managed to successfully continue the implementation of our strategy, which focuses on the continued development of our global activities with a high degree of specialisation in high-end technologies such as virtualisation, video, DMS, security and wireless,” explains Torsten Poels, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Fast Lane. “We will continue to push this approach in 2011 and are expecting to record further strong growth – not least because of the expansion of our global training network, the development of new training programmes and the integration of further consulting services.”
Torsten Poels, CEO & Chairman of the Board, Fast Lane
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