NCC acquires IITT for mutual union

Murphy, Donna
September 2003
IT Training;Sep2003, p7
Trade Publication
The National Computing Centre (NCC) has bought the Institute of IT Training (IITT) for an undisclosed sum. Under the deal, the IITT becomes a wholly owned subsidiary of NCC, a Manchester, England-based, not-for-profit organization with more than 800 corporate IT members. The IITT will continue to operate from its Coventry, England headquarters and Colin Steed carries on as its chief executive. However, the IITT's founder and chairman Nick Mitchell is stepping down to concentrate on developing the Training Foundation, which will remain as the IITT's appointed provider for the membership's CPD training. According to Michael Gough, chief executive of NCC, 'This is an important acquisition for us. NCC's core mission is to help end users improve their technology return on investment. But many firms spend oodles of cash on IT, only to see projects fail through poor training. This acquisition should help to address this issue, because the IITT, like NCC, is concerned with quality and standards.'


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