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First professional training center for Smart Cities in Romania

ELKO Romania, company member of ELKO group, specializing in the distribution of a wide range of IT equipment and solutions, announces the opening of the first local training center Allied Telesis in Romania. The program offers those interested, partners or end-users, the possibility to specialize in several stages, in line with the current market requirements. Trainees have access to the entire range of certifications Allied Telesis, available in the same form around the world.

The first courses were organized on 15-16 March in Bucharest, at ELKO Demo & Training Center.

Certifications granted by Allied Telesis are carried out in three steps: Certified Allied Telesis – Technician (CAT), Certified Allied Telesis – Professional (CAP) and Certified Allied Telesis – Expert (CAE).

“We are aware that the professional approach of the projects requires a permanent effort in educating and training both us and our partners. Therefore, we considered our development and investment in education and training essential. Allied Telesis is one of our solution partners, and ELKO Demo & Training Center is the place where the representatives of integrators can see the solutions in place, benefit from training sessions and get certifications to help them offer and differentiate themselves,” Gabriela Gheorghe, General Manager of ELKO Romania, believes.

“Last year, in Europe, on average 20% of the companies with more than 10 employees needed to hire specialists with IT training. About half of them had difficulties in finding staff with the necessary knowledge and skills. In this context, in which the acute need for specialists in IT solutions is shown in Romania, to the same extent as throughout the European Union, Allied Telesis and ELKO Romania have opened the first professional training center. Together, we strive to help raising the level of training in the field of wired and wireless communications networks, whether traditional structures, campus or new IoT approaches. The technologies studied allow graduates of these courses to approach their projects in a new and creative way with optimized results in terms of their subsequent implementation and operation. Obviously, the certification obtained following the final exam is recognized throughout the world and we already have several thousand members of the club of those who hold an Allied Telesis certification,” said Calin Poenaru, Country Manager, Allied Telesis.

 

About Allied Telesis

For almost 30 years, Allied Telesis has been delivering reliable and smart connectivity solutions for any environments, from enterprises to complex projects of critical infrastructure, all over the globe. In a world heading to Smart Cities and Internet of Things, the networks must evolve quickly to keep up with the new challenges. Smart technologies from Allied Telesis, such as Allied Telesis Management Framework™ (AMF) and Enterprise SDN, take care that network evolution keeps up with changes, so that the network provides effective and secure solutions for people, companies and ‘smart things’ – now and in the future.

 

About ELKO Group and ELKO Romania

ELKO Group is one of the largest distributors of IT products and solution in the region, representing 210 producers and providing an extensive range of products and services to more than 7,700 companies, computer manufacturers, retailers, system integrators from 30 countries in Europe and Central Asia. The group’s turnover amounted in 2016 to USD 1,460 million.

ELKO Romania is part of ELKO Group and specializes in the distribution of a wide range of IT equipment and solutions: mobile solutions, components, IT and storage infrastructure solutions, video surveillance solutions, industrial equipment, software, peripherals. The company sells its portfolio products exclusively through its partners, reseller companies (resellers, retailers, e-tailers, companies that design, install and resell IT solutions, communication and video surveillance systems), addressing all IT & Telecom distribution channels.

ELKO Romania is a distributor with a unique position in this region, the company’s mission being to connect the expertise and knowledge of the partners, thus achieving complex and effective integrations, with the best solutions possible. Due to the high technological level and extensive flexibility, the products of Allied Telesis represent the basis of solutions arising from the concept Internet of Things (IoT).

 

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