As 2014 draws to a close, it is time to reflect on 2014 and welcome 2015.
This year has been yet again a very successful year for EPI with more customers being trained, the release of new courses, expansion of our partner network and the opening of two new offices – one in Dubai and the other in The Netherlands, serving the Middle-East, Africa and Europe regions.
The world around us is changing rapidly including economies, industries and societies. This will also have an impact on the data centre industry. Technology trends like Cloud Computing, IoT (Internet of Things), Big Data, Mobility and others will not only have a profound impact on how technology is being used in our daily lives but also demand more and more from data centre and IT professionals who are behind the delivery of these services on a 24x7 basis.
Training will therefore remain very relevant as the need for knowledge and competencies continues to increase. Training delivery related models will need to grow and expand with the ever increasing demand in training volume, complexity and flexibility requirements. EPI has a number of very exciting plans lined up for 2015. Do keep an eye on us as we will be making the various announcements throughout the year.
Ever since its inception, EPI has been the leader in the data centre industry in terms of total number of students trained, quality of its programs, value of its accreditation and certification and broad portfolio of courses. As always, we remain committed in our quest to help form the future of the data centre industry. We have every intent to stay the premier data centre training company in the world. It may sound like a very big challenge indeed. But, with imagination, vision and determination, it can and will happen.
I would personally like to thank all our valued EPI customers and EPI partners for their continuous support and dedication - we couldn’t have been where we are now without such a tremendous level of endorsement from all of you. I also would like to thank the team at EPI for all the hard work and incredible levels of enthusiasm ensuring that our customers and partners get the best from us.
Wishing everybody a peaceful holiday season and a happy, healthy and successful 2015.
Edward van Leent
Chairman & CEO
EPI Group of Companies