The leading providers of information and communications technology training in Asia Pacific just got better and brighter! And we will all be united under one brand.
Following a lengthy planning period, DDLS Group decided to refresh its brand. From 13th December, the Group will be known as Lumify Group. DDLS Philippines is part of DDLS Group and will now be known as Lumify Work Philippines.
Over the past 30 years, DDLS has significantly expanded its services into new industries and regions. This expansion includes:
the launch of the partnership with online learning company, The Australian Institute of ICT (AIICT)
the acquisition of New Zealand’s largest Information Technology (IT) training provider Auldhouse
the opening of our DDLS Philippines campus
the growth of our business consultancy arm, DDLS People
and most recently, the acquisition of Australia’s largest Microsoft end-user apps training provider, Nexacu
All this expansion has resulted in several siloed brands, and we feel that now is the right time to consolidate all this growth under one roof -- the Lumify Group.
What does Lumify mean?
Lumify means ‘to illuminate’, chosen to reflect our belief in the power of learning and its ability to enlighten and transform. It is based on two components: ‘lum’ meaning bright and clear, and ‘Ify’ meaning to cause to become.
We selected this name to reflect our extensive IT training experience, our belief in the transformative power of learning, and our commitment to the success and happiness of our students, customers, and staff. It also represents an exciting milestone for the organisation as we leverage our network to provide best-in-class learning experiences for all customers.
Introducing the Lumify Group (Learn, Work, People, Nexacu)
Smarter, better, further, brighter -- Lumify Group is the new overarching brand name for DDLS and its partner brands, bringing together all its different training foci and services under one roof.
Lumify Group is now the parent of Lumify Learn (coming soon), Lumify Work, Lumify People, and Nexacu (Powered by Lumify). The new brand reflects over 30 years' experience with training in the IT and related markets, tailoring programs to suit customers’ needs, including bespoke in-house developed courses.
Lumify Group (Learn, Work, People, Nexacu) is Australasia’s most extensive corporate IT, process, and cyber security training provider. The Group offers extensive training options tailored to an organisation’s needs – from vendor-certified courses to customised training, including bespoke in-house developed courses.
The new structure has Lumify Group as the overarching brand, with Lumify Learn, Lumify Work, and Lumify People replacing the former individual brands. A new logo brings it all together to reflect the relationships between each subgroup. Nexacu will continue to operate as Nexacu, Powered by Lumify.
Watch out for the launch of Lumify Learn in 2023. It will provide quality, self-paced, vendor-certified Information Communications Technology (ICT) training, leveraging 30 years of experience, skills, and knowledge accumulated as leaders in this industry from being part of the Lumify Group.
Lumify Learn will allow students to study their way, from anywhere, at any time, with industry-recognised courses and qualifications to let them hit the ground running on graduation.
Lumify Work provides customised training made flexible and cost-effective. These options allow organisations to train as many or as few employees as they need, using highly qualified cross-vendor certified instructors with technical expertise, proficiency, and extensive hands-on experience.
Lumify Work trainers stay updated with emerging technologies, applications, frameworks, and methodologies. The same technical instructors that our students love, they are consistently rated above industry standards in student evaluations.
Lumify Work is the most awarded Microsoft training partner in Australia and New Zealand and the Partner of choice for Amazon Web Services (AWS), Google, Citrix, Cisco, CompTIA, PeopleCert, Red Hat, VMware, and more.
Currently available in Australia, Lumify People has a long successful history of providing strategic and advisory services; customised learning and development; logistics and supply chain expertise; and program and project management services with the Australian Department of Defence and other key government organisations and corporations.
What does this mean for our ICT training services?
The short answer is 'just the new brand name’ but you can expect much more; you can access resources from various parts of the organisation. Here are answers to frequently asked questions regarding our brand refresh.
Will the new Lumify brand change DDLS’s organisational objectives?
The organisation’s objectives to deliver world-class training will not change with the new name. However, in launching the new brand we hope to further drive awareness of and provide customers with access to the broader Lumify offering.
Do I need to add Lumify as a new vendor?
No. We’ll continue to operate as DDLS Aboitiz Inc, however we’ll have new trading names of Lumify Work, Lumify People, and Lumify Group. Invoices will appear under the company name DDLS Aboitiz Inc (Company Reg. No. CS201909257).
Will this affect my upcoming course booking?
No, the change won’t affect any current or future course bookings and classes will operate as normal - but future emails will come from [email protected] so make sure you add us to your safe senders list.
What does the brand change mean for corporate customers?
If you are one of our corporate customers, you will not see a change in how we deliver training. And the relationships you currently maintain with the DDLS business will continue under the new Lumify Work brand.
Our customer experience teams will contact our corporate customers to tell you about the changes and to answer any questions.
What does the change mean for partner organisations?
Lumify Group (Learn, Work, People) partners with world-class companies to help organisations and individuals remain up to date with new processes, technology, and platforms to reduce risk and enable efficient business practices.
The new name and branding will not change the relationships that exist with current partners in the delivery of high-quality training to their customers. In many instances, training is delivered with content from partners (for example, Microsoft) with a Lumify trainer running the session.
Our product teams will reach out to partner organisations to inform them about the changes and answer any questions they may have.
Will the systems that students use and course pricing remain the same?
For students using our self-directed online learning courses, all systems will remain the same and learning will not be interrupted by the change. Given the brand name change, there will be a domain level change which will mean links to various platforms will be updated, however re-directs will be in place where needed.
The new branding will not affect current course prices.
We will communicate the branding changes to all current and potential students to avoid confusion, and we look forward to our students embracing the new look and feel of the organisation.
What does the new brand mean for our staff?
In terms of operations, it will be business as usual with little change to how our teams function daily.
We consulted with staff months before the launch to ensure a smooth transition. We wanted to ensure our leaders understood the changes we were making and that they could support their teams and customers in navigating the shift.
Our staff based in the Philippines will move into the Lumify Work brand, along with their colleagues in the DDLS business in Australia.
Staffing levels will not change due to the rebranding process.
Let's go next level with Lumify
One brand, no siloes, all the 700+ ICT courses, ten campuses in the Asia Pacific, and the many trainers you love, packaged with digital products available across the board. We look forward to continuing to collaborate with you in the next phase of our ICT training journey as Lumify Group.
For more information on the DDLS brand refresh to Lumify Group, you can email [email protected] or fill in the form on this page. If you are an existing customer, feel free to reach out to your account manager.