Wednesday, 16. August 2017

ALSO and CANCOM support new IT course of study at the Hochschule Augsburg

ALSO and CANCOM are supporting a new part-time course of study for IT project and process management at the Hochschule Augsburg.

"Digitalization poses challenges for society and companies that can only be addressed with the help of professionals. We see a great need for experts who are able to understand and facilitate complex and multi-layered IT processes. The new course of study, ‘IT project and process management’, focuses on the demands of the future related to the Cloud, Big Data, and IoT,” said Gustavo Möller-Hergt, CEO of ALSO Holding AG (SIX: ALSN).

In October 2017, the part-time certificate course for IT project and process management will be launched for the first time at the Hochschule Augsburg. Five ALSO employees, including three from Germany and two from Switzerland, will be among the first students of this course. As part of its commitment, ALSO is also awarding one full scholarship to an employee from the ALSO Network Partner company eyeti systems + solutions GmbH & Co. KG. The Hochschule Augsburg will also welcome six employees from its supporter CANCOM for the first year of the new course.

“It is important to us to offer our employees professional advancement opportunities that will help them to tackle the challenges of the future. Given our experience from many client projects, we understand that rising IT demands for companies entail development opportunities for skilled employees against the backdrop of digitalization,” Rudolf Hotter, COO of CANCOM SE, explained the company’s commitment.

The aim of the certificate course is to train participants in the design, implementation and evaluation of complex IT processes and architectures. Practical and implementation skills constitute the core of the program. Concrete project work and case studies also form an integral part of the studies. With an additional semester, participants with a bachelor’s degree have the opportunity to continue on to earn a Master of Science.

"We want to offer experienced IT specialists as well as bachelor’s graduates the opportunity to equip themselves to confront the growing challenges of networked operations. In doing so, we will work closely with innovative companies that want to offer their high-potential employees development opportunities beyond those offered within their firms,” explained Prof. Dr. Clemens Espe, Chief Information Officer and Professor of Business Informatics and Project Management at the Augsburg University of Applied Sciences.

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ALSO Holding AG

ALSO Holding AG (Emmen/Switzerland) brings providers and buyers of the ICT industry together. The company offers services at all levels of the ICT value chain from a single source. In the European B2B marketplace, ALSO bundles logistics services, financial services, supply services, solution services, digital services, and IT services together into individual service packages. ALSO's portfolio contains more than 188 000 articles from some 500 vendors. The Group has around 3 520 employees throughout Europe (annual average 2016). In fiscal year 2016 (closing on December 31), the company generated net sales of 8.0 billion euros. The majority shareholder of ALSO Holding AG is the Droege Group, Düsseldorf, Germany. Further information is available at

Droege Group AG (Major shareholder)

Droege Group AG (founded in 1988) is an independent advisory and investment company entirely family-owned. The company acts as a specialist for tailor-made transformation programs aiming to enhance corporate value. Droege Group AG combines its corporate family-run structure and capital strength into a family-equity business model. The group carries out direct investments with own equity in corporate subsidiaries and medium-sized companies in "special situations". With the guiding principle "Implementation - following all the rules of art," the group is a pioneer of implementation-oriented corporate development. Droege Group AG proves its implementation excellence daily within its own portfolio. The entrepreneurial platforms of the Droege Group AG are aligned to current megatrends (knowledge, connectivity, prevention, demography, shopping 4.0, future work). Enthusiasm for quality, innovation and speed determines the company's development. As a result the Droege Group AG has successfully positioned itself within the market, both nationally and internationally and operates in 30 countries. More information:


This press release contains forward-looking statements which are based on current assumptions and forecasts of the ALSO management. Known and unknown risks, uncertainties, and other factors could lead to material differences between the forward-looking statements made here and the actual development, in particular the results, financial situation, and performance of our Group. The Group accepts no responsibility for updating these forward-looking statements or adapting them to future events or developments.

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