Colt Telecom has launched an e-learning system for its resellers across Europe.
The Colt PartnerOnline portal is intended to supplement existing channel manager training provided to the firm's resellers.
"Colt sales partners can gain access to online training from a portal," said Jenni Sach, Colt's channel development manager. "It doesn't just cover services. In future, it will cover processes as well, such as training for datacentre solutions."
The courses are free and flexible, so partners can access them at their convenience.
"This will be good for existing resellers that want to broaden their product base or train new recruits," Sach added.
According to Matthew Ball, an analyst at consultant Canalys, e-learning is a mixed bag for resellers. "There's a real benefit because the cost of multi-day training courses can be high. But e-learning cannot replace classroom training and must be used as an adjunct," he said.
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