Learndirect has announced an extension of its outsourcing deal with Trustmarque that will see more of its day-to-day IT management handed over.
The agreement means Trustmarque will take control of learndirect's technology architecture, property IT services, software development and testing, project management and service management over the next five years.
This builds upon the first phase of the contract that began last year that saw the firm take over desktop devices, and the infrastructure, network, applications and database used by learndirect.
Andy Palmer, group CEO, learndirect, said outsourcing its services in this way would help it ensure it had the necessary tech provisions in place but with more time to focus on its core offerings.
"We're in the skills business - helping people get into and on at work. We're confident our partnership with Trustmarque will allow us to focus on doing this," he said.
"We're able to capitalise upon Trustmarque's broad capabilities in order to enhance the IT experience for all of our employees and customers."
Nick Gage, consultant CTO, at Trustmarque, said the deal was testament to the services the company can provide.
"Trustmarque is delighted to have been chosen as learndirect's strategic IT partner of choice, following our successful work together during phase one of learndirect's IT transformation," he said.
"This is further recognition of Trustmarque's end-to-end IT service delivery credentials, and our ability to bring about real transformative change for organisations. We look forward to further supporting learndirect on its IT journey."
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