Slough, UK, 4th October 2011 – International solutions provider, Logicalis, is showcasing next generation technologies, including Video-as-a-Service and Cisco Quad collaboration, at WorldSkills 2011 from 5-8th October at ExCel London.
Tom Kelly, Managing Director of Logicalis, explains Logicalis’ involvement in the event; “WorldSkills is an opportunity to invest in technology skills at a time when the UK needs them most, through the promotion of IT as a preferred career option and demonstrating a new generation of collaboration and cloud services.”
Logicalis will be demonstrating next generation technologies including Video-as-a-Service and Quad collaboration, promoting social, mobile, visual and virtual enterprise communications, and connecting technologically savvy youth to the information and expertise they require, when they need it, wherever they are in the world.
Kelly says, “At WorldSkills we are demonstrating how technology can be used to enable both learning and working. Students can use video and Quad collaboration for remote learning, video chats between student and mentor, and group collaboration – all key enablers to effective learning and qualifications, including apprenticeships.”
WorldSkills will bring together 1,000 young people from 50 nations to compete in 45 skills areas within sectors including Information Technology. Kelly concludes, “The WorldSkills movement demonstrates to UK industry leaders that young people are willing to invest in their own skills to make themselves both attractive and a valuable contributor to a mixed skilled society. We are pleased to be involved and supporting something so vital to our economy’s future success.”
Logicalis is an international provider of integrated information and communications technology (ICT) solutions and services founded on a superior breadth of knowledge and expertise in communications and collaboration; data centre; business analytics; video; professional and managed services, hosting and cloud services.
Logicalis Group employs nearly 2,500 people worldwide, including highly trained service specialists who design, specify, deploy and manage complex ICT infrastructures to meet the needs of over 6,000 corporate and public sector customers. To achieve this, Logicalis maintains strong partnerships with technology leaders such as Cisco, HP, IBM, Microsoft and NetApp.
The Logicalis Group has annualized revenues of over $1 billion, from operations in the UK, US, Germany, South America and Asia Pacific, and is fast establishing itself as one of the leading IT and Communications solution integrators, specializing in the areas of advanced technologies and services.
The Logicalis Group is a division of Datatec Limited, listed on the Johannesburg and London AIM Stock Exchanges, with revenues of approximately $5 billion. For more information, visit www.logicalis.com.
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