releases 2008 list

Fast Lane Named a Top 20 IT Training Company by

IT Top 20 of 2008 Logo Cary, N.C., January 28, 2009 - Fast Lane, a leading worldwide provider of advanced IT training, has been named by as one of the Top 20 IT Training Companies for 2008. Fast Lane joins such prestigious organizations as IBM, HP, Red Hat, Microsoft and Cisco on the select list.

Training Industry reviews companies that provide IT training services and conducts assessments to determine suppliers' experience and capabilities. As part of their commitment to the industry and service to their community members, Training Industry announced its annual list of "Top 20 Companies in the IT Training Industry” to help buy-side organizations searching for the right training partner.

The 'Top 20' list recognizes the leading IT training companies for their high quality of services and comprehensive capabilities. The primary goal for publishing this prestigious list is to provide corporate, government, and training executives with a directory of highly qualified, successful, and proven training partners. Selection to this year's "Top 20 Companies in the IT Training Industry" was based on the following criteria:

  • Commitment to the IT training industry
  • Industry recognition and innovation
  • Talent of corporate leadership and professional staff
  • Revenue generated or company size
  • Potential for growth in IT training services
  • Strength of clients
  • Demonstrated leadership in shaping the IT training Industry
  • Geographic reach

“We are pleased to announce’s First Top 20 List for the IT Training market. IT Training represents one of the largest content segments of the training industry. According to the 2008 ASTD State of the Industry Report, IT Training accounts for as much as 10% of corporate spend for learning services. Our list of Top 20 companies highlights the best in class organizations focused on the IT skills marketplace.’s review committee worked to ensure for a comprehensive view of the IT training sector to include tools, equipment and software training companies that demonstrate outstanding capabilities in the design, delivery and management of training services. Companies recognized are those that focus on the business of learning and lead the pack in their approach.” Doug Harward, CEO, Training Industry, Inc.