In July, Denver Business Journal reported upon the closure of a local Colorado information technology company called Tuliva Inc. The company declared Chapter 7 bankruptcy after listing a liability-to-asset deficit of more than four million dollars.

If you share our confidence in information technology training and development, you might be surprised by virtually any story of a business in the field failing for any reason other than obvious mismanagement. But Tuliva enjoyed at least some successes, working with state government clients to provide information technology training courses right up until the end.

We have enough experience as an information technology consultancy in California that we understand neither the industry nor any particular firm is immune to failure. That’s a simple lesson that life with acquaint you with soon if there was ever a real doubt in your mind. But whatever the case, that lesson is one that ought to prompt you to be prepared with contingency plans.

This goes for you whether you are a personal recipient of information technology training or just someone with a professional relationship with a provider. If you live and work in a region where an information technology training consultancy is difficult to find, you may be deeply reliant on one company for your IT training and development needs.

But what happens if for some reason you lose access to that closely-held partner? It could happen. In some sense, it is happening to the people and companies in Denver who relied on Tuliva. And while they may be entirely capable of finding a new information technology consultancy that’s equally accessible, there’s no guarantee that it will provide the same quality of instruction.

Wherever there is doubt on this point, or general lack of access, you have a viable alternative in an online information technology consultancy. For some people in some circumstances, that alternative may even be preferable. The general benefits of online information technology training are things that we’ve certainly discussed on this blog many times in the past. But in this case, we’re looking at that online information technology training specifically as a replacement for on-campus programs that have become untenable or undesirable for one reason or another.

For the people who lost out on Tuliva’s direct information technology training courses, this may be an opportunity, not a setback. If they received some groundwork instruction before the closure, they may have better ideas about what they need to pursue now, whether it is PMP training and certification, or some sort of alternative program designed around programmer analyst roles and responsibilities.

Whatever the case, those once-and-future trainees can count themselves lucky that they won’t feel compelled to continue with a form of training that is simply nearby and familiar. From their place in a slightly less tech-rich work environment, they can seek out the best California information technology consultancy to fulfill their particular professional needs.