Australasia’s largest ICT training provider DDLS rebrands to Lumify Group
Lumify Group will consolidate its business units following a period of strong growth and numerous acquisitions.
DDLS Group, Australasia’s largest provider of corporate ICT and digital skills training, today rebrands to Lumify Group uniting all its training companies under one umbrella.
Over the past 30 years, DDLS has significantly expanded its services into new industries and regions. This includes the launch of online learning business, The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT); the recent acquisitions of Auldhouse, New Zealand’s largest ICT training provider, and Nexacu, Australia's leading provider of Microsoft end-user training; the opening of a DDLS Philippines campus; and the growth of its business consultancy arm, DDLS People. This has resulted in several separate business divisions that will now be consolidated under one roof, Lumify Group.
The new structure will operate with Lumify Group as the overarching brand and incorporates the introduction of Lumify Learn, Lumify Work and Lumify People. DDLS Australia, DDLS Philippines and Auldhouse will now be known collectively as Lumify Work; DDLS People will now be known as Lumify People and Lumify Learn will be launched in the new year, as its all-new ICT Consumer training arm, incorporating AIICT.
The dual objective of the re-branding process was to unify DDLS’s business units under a single brand architecture, whilst focusing on its mission to narrow the digital skills gap by equipping the workforce with future-focused, in-demand skills.
Jon Lang, CEO of Lumify Group commented, “The existing DDLS brand doesn’t do justice to the progressive, modern organisation we’ve become. While it has equity with our existing customer base, the name itself has no connection to what we do as a business. To move forward and continue to dominate the ICT training market in Australasia, we needed to move our separate brands under one umbrella. The rebrand is an important milestone for us and reflects our ongoing commitment to closing the digital skills gap across the APAC region by providing world-class training to our future tech workforce. In Australia alone, 286,000 people will need to enter technology jobs over the next four years just to keep pace with growth. Lumify Group’s ultimate mission is to meet this demand, by giving people and businesses the skills they need to flourish in a future where technology rules.”
“The next few years will see us continue to expand into other regions, target new markets and increase our investment in digital, flexible and customer focused delivery and courses.”
The new name ‘Lumify’ means to illuminate; chosen to reflect the company’s belief in the power of learning and its ability to enlighten and transform. The rebrand will have no impact on the day-to-day operations of all business units or the student experience, and will provide a large and varied portfolio of 600+ courses to more than 30,000 students annually across 90 classrooms, along with a growing range of virtual and self-paced online options.
Michael Crump, Head of Marketing, Lumify Group said, “We wanted to design a modern, digital-first brand identity that communicates who we are now- and where we are headed. With so much growth and expansion, we felt the time was right to unite all our different brands and services under a single brand. But to do that, we realised we needed a new name. A name that truly reflects who we are, what we’ve become and where we’re headed.”
For more information, please watch the Lumify Group Video here, and visit the website at www.lumifygroup.com
About Lumify Group
For more than three decades, Lumify Group (Formerly DDLS) has been helping organisations and people master technological change. As the preferred training partner of the world’s leading technology vendors, Lumify Group can create best-in-class, vendor-authorised learning experiences for its students and customers across a vast and ever-growing range of topics and courses. Through its four core brands - Lumify Learn, Lumify Work, Lumify People and Nexacu – it can deliver the full spectrum of IT training.
Lumify Learn provides hyper-relevant, accredited IT qualifications, globally-recognised certifications and vendor-certified bootcamps for individuals, delivered 100% online. Lumify Work offers best-in-class, vendor-certified, IT training for business and enterprise customers, delivered in the classroom and online by industry-accredited trainers. Lumify People provides tailored IT learning solutions, technical advice and strategic consulting to upskill workforces and transform organisations from the inside out. Nexacu delivers quality, instructor-led Microsoft app training for end-users across APAC. Nexacu’s dedicated researchers and in-house course writers continually develop new skills-based training content to give teams a productivity advantage.