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pure technology group supports Virtual College’s ambitious growth plans

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The pure technology group is working closely with Virtual College in developing new and innovative technology solutions to support their position as one of the UK’s leaders in e-learning, saving them over £1million in the process.

Virtual College is one of the UK’s leading providers of online training resources and learning management software and has been voted ‘E-learning development Company of the Year’ for the last two years. With over 2.5 million online learners, Virtual College is continuing to grow rapidly.

The pure technology group has been the chosen provider of IT services to Virtual College for several years, helping to support their growth.

Virtual College approached the pure technology group with an ambition to ‘future-proof’ their IT infrastructure to support the development of their next generation e-learning environment. Virtual College’s investment of over £800,000 in this new infrastructure will support their vision to grow to over 20m learners. It will provide huge scalability, high flexibility and also the ability deploy leading edge security to protect the integrity of its learner records.

The solution has been designed in conjunction with several global vendors, including Huawei, Microsoft and Veeam. It will enhance their network efficiency and enable them to develop learning solutions faster.

Jonathan Lumb, IT Manager at Virtual College, said: “The pure technology group has secured our infrastructure for the next 10 years.“They over-delivered on our original project specifications and sourced new products we didn’t realise were even available on the market.

“The capabilities of Huawei’s FusionCube technology are highly impressive and I am looking forward to our organisation reaping the rewards of its superior performance.”

Neil Comer, Finance Director at Virtual College, said: “The pure technology group is helping us realise some significant efficiencies.

“Their finance team, along with Bluestone Leasing, has put together a swift and manageable purchase plan which aggregates funding from 5 finance houses, allowing us to make a significant investment in the most cost-effective manner.”

Commenting on the project, Cliff Fox, COO at the pure technology group, said: “It has been a pleasure to be part of such a ground-breaking project.

 “Working alongside global brands such as Huawei and Microsoft is the key to delivering solutions of this magnitude in the most efficient manner, saving Virtual College £1million when compared to alternative solutions from other vendors.

 “The support that Huawei has shown both ourselves and Virtual College has ensured that in conjunction with our technical teams, a solution was designed that encompassed all of the needs of Virtual College and strengthened our relationship with the customer for their next period of growth.”