Cloud and Managed Hosting expert, DediPower, provides the reliable hosting platform used by For Skills Limited to deliver innovative web-based learning resources to schools, colleges and private companies wishing to implement and manage online learning.
Designing and supplying assessment, monitoring and management software and tools, ForSkills has a growing reputation for learning excellence working with award winning educational facilities and people-focused corporations including BT, NHS, KPMG and the Football League.
DediPower provides ForSkills with the resilient server infrastructure, flexible systems architecture and dedicated management and support it needs to deliver its ‘always on’ learning platforms 24/7.
ForSkills Commercial Director, Carl Gibson comments, “Educationalists, with real experience at the ‘chalk face’, our team at ForSkills uses their understanding and knowledge of the market, to design solutions that are flexible and customisable. We understand that trust and reliability is crucial for all those involved. For this reason, we chose DediPower, a no-compromise, proven hosting partner that provides optimised high performance solutions that never let us down. Consequently, we now have a strong track record for excellence and reliability – which has definitely contributed to our 50% annual growth and continued commercial success.”
With more and more educational establishments switching on to the teaching, administrative and collaborative benefits associated with modern e-learning methods, ForSkills is seeing huge demand for its Entry Level 1- Level 3 online assessment and skills suite that covers the core subjects – English, Maths and ICT. Consequently, ForSkills’ infrastructure also has to support large traffic spikes, particularly at the beginning of each academic year.
Gibson explains, “A scalable platform is vital for us. DediPower ensures that we have the capacity to accommodate large volumes of users – which can regularly reach many thousands at a time. They can also ramp up capacity quickly to accommodate the massive surges that occur particularly during traditional assessment periods.”
Chris Miller, CEO of DediPower, states, “E-learning is now a prerequisite for modern teaching environments. As well as improving provision and to help public funding go further, ForSkills also enables private organisations to manage and distribute skills information and resources more efficiently. We are delighted that DediPower’s passion for support is actively helping ForSkills to deliver education to anyone, anywhere, at anytime – making access to skills development available to a wider cross section of the population.”
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DediPower, backed by its philosophy of “support with passion”, is a leading international provider of IT hosting and cloud infrastructure solutions. With data centres in the UK, North America and Asia, DediPower supports thousands of customers including Sony, Virgin.com,, NHS, and Lovemoney.com with the latest technology to reduce costs, improve service levels and maximise their potential. It is ranked among the UK’s 50 Fastest Growing Private Tech Companies by the Sunday Times Microsoft Tech Track 100. DediPower is headquartered in Reading Berkshire, UK. For more information, visit www.dedipower.com or follow DediPower via Twitter, twitter.com/dedipower