Sun looks to expand training arm.

Sun Microsystems is looking to boost delivery of its training services following an agreement to acquire ISOPIA, a Canadian based developer of Integrated Learning Management System (ILMS).

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By  Zoe Moleshead Published  September 10, 2001

Sun Microsystems is looking to boost delivery of its training services following an agreement to acquire ISOPIA, a Canadian based developer of Integrated Learning Management System (ILMS). The system enables the delivery of online training and end-to-end management of training products through the Web.

Sun is hoping the move will enable it to broaden the position of its training arm, Sun Educational Services and reach out to a larger corporate market. Under the stock and cash transaction, ISOPIA becomes part of Sun Education Services.

"The acquisition of ISOPIA has complemented Sun's vision of using the Web to deliver services," said Dr. Bill Richardson, vice president and general manager of Sun Educational Services. "ISOPIA's industry-leading ILMS system, combined with Sun's education consulting, courseware, eLearning program and professional certifications, will help Sun's enterprise customers better deploy new Net technologies in their IT organizations and better manage all of their corporate learning programs."

"Sun and ISOPIA will make an outstanding combination," added Omid Hodaie, CEO of ISOPIA. "Sun technologies have been an integral part of our model from the beginning; ISOPIA's ILMS system was built on Sun's latest generation Java 2 Platform, Enterprise Edition. Together we will give Sun's enterprise customers an exceptionally scalable and flexible end-to-end learning services solution."

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