Foster-Melliar and ITpreneurs form elaborate partnership for the delivery of IT best Practices training
11/12/2009

Rotterdam, Netherlands
Both ITpreneurs, enabler of IT Best Practices management training, and Foster-Melliar, leading provider and pioneer of ITIL® and IT Service Management in South Africa, jointly announce the signing of an elaborate partnership for the delivery of training using ITpreneurs full-range quality material and e-Learning courses.

Online PR News – 12-November-2009 – – Having years of experience in designing and delivery of IT Best Practices management training, Foster-Melliar initially planned to design their own ITIL® V3 Intermediate courseware, however, the required extensive material necessary for these courses required significant investments. Motivated to seek an alternative solution without compromising on the high standard of quality, Foster-Melliar chose to license ITpreneurs materials.

When reviewing and testing, Foster-Melliar recognized the benefits of licensing from ITpreneurs and adopted not only the ITIL® V3 Intermediate courseware but also the ITIL® Foundation, ISO20000 and COBIT™ material in order to maintain consistent high quality materials while improving the experience for learners in their path towards certification.

“Being two highly regarded leaders in the industry, a partnership between ITpreneurs and Foster-Melliar allows benefits not only for each company, but the industry as a whole.” said Ike Hanselman, EMEA executive. “Foster-Melliar’s expertise will lead to improved delivery for learners and strengthen their lead in the South African market.”

A strong partner on the African continent strengthens ITpreneurs network for the delivery of quality training. Being a high quality material provider themselves, Foster-Melliar will be providing valuable feedback allowing for continued improvements and enhancements for future releases.

Taking advantage of ITpreneurs channel services will improve ease-of-business, allowing for a single point of contact for exam ordering and processing which will provide a cost-advantage and efficiency. Additionally, a Foster-Melliar branded e-Learning portal will be deployed to provide the South-African market self-paced, ITIL v3 Foundation e-Learning courses.

“Foster-Melliar has always been driven by a passion for extremely high standards, and quality of our offering”, says Russell Steyn, Managing Director of Foster-Melliar. “As such, when looking for a partner to assist us with courseware, we were looking for a world class provider with the same passion for excellence as our own. Quality and not price was our main criteria”, says Steyn.

About Foster-Melliar
Foster-Melliar, is a wholly owned subsidiary of Simeka Business Group. Foster-Melliar is a service management consultancy that specializes in assisting organizations to improve efficiencies and profitability through better alignment of their IT services with business needs.

Driven towards optimizing IT services within organizations, Foster-Melliar offers a host of solutions to assist companies capitalize on their IT investments. Foster-Melliar focuses on an end-to-end service management solution in the form of training and consulting services. FM Software, a division of Foster-Melliar, boasts a broad range of software products that assists organizations to manage and control their infrastructure and in doing so, dramatically improving the efficiencies and effectiveness of their IT Services whilst proactively managing costs.

About ITpreneurs
ITpreneurs designs and develops effective learning solutions for IT Best Practices Management training such as ITIL, CobiT, ISO20000 and PRINCE2, enabling enterprises, IT vendors, system integrators, training companies, and educational institutes to deploy, internally and externally, training programs using licensed material, e-Learning, online instructor-led simulation and classroom delivery methodologies.

ITpreneurs has a unique, modularized training model, using instructional design and web enabled technology, facilitating faster turn-around time for learning, achieving cost-savings and competency building for IT departments and IT organizations while helping them to improve IT processes.

Offering the most comprehensive catalog of courseware and meeting the needs of global organizations, ITpreneurs offers materials in various languages and localizes material so it can be used by a network of certified instructors and delivery partners around the world, ensuring a consistent quality for learners and instructors, worldwide.