1989

NIL is founded.

1991

NIL transforms from software development into a networking-oriented company.

1992

NIL becomes a Cisco Value Added Reseller (today Cisco Channel Partner).

1993

NIL becomes a Cisco Training Partner (today Cisco Learning Partner Specialised).

1994

NIL develops its first service provider course (Cisco Border Gateway Protocol).

1995

NIL becomes a Cisco Gold Partner.

1997

NIL develops the foundation of its Cisco security curriculum (PIX and VPN).

1997

NIL becomes a Cisco Professional Services partner and runs its first global network-consulting projects for large service providers in Europe, such as Cegetel in France and Arcor in Germany.

1998

NIL establishes its world-renowned Remote Lab System and starts delivering classes to anywhere on the globe.

1999
-2001

NIL develops an extensive Cisco Service Provider curriculum.

2000

Ivan Pepelnjak, NIL's Chief Technology Advisor, authors Enhanced Interior Gateway Routing Protocol (EIGRP) and Multiprotocol Label Switching (MPLS) books published by Cisco Press.

2001

NIL delivers its first virtual classes (using the PlaceWare platform).

2002

NIL opens its first international office in Vienna, Austria.

2003

NIL enters the virtualization market by using VMware products for its remote labs.

2005

The first in Emerging Markets, NIL signs the Cisco Preferred Professional Services agreement.

2005

NIL opens its U.S. office in southern California.

2005

NIL enters the data center market and starts building appropriate courses.

2007

NIL adds storage and virtualization to expand its data center offerings.

2008

NIL completes its transformation from a pure technical-engineering company to a business consultancy, able to position its solutions better in the business context.

2008

NIL opens its South African office in Johannesburg, first on the continent.

2009

NIL creates the NIL HyperCenter, its data center architecture, and begins offering Flip IT, its virtual desktop service.

2009

NIL expands to North Africa with an office in Morocco.

2009

NIL expands to Turkey by employing local representatives.

2010

NIL expands its virtualization solutions to large global service providers.

2010

NIL expands to Uzbekistan and Kazakhstan with local offices.

2011

NIL enables Vodacom’s unique Office in the Cloud solution - first complete managed office solution for business in Africa.

2011

NIL establishes new company and opens a local office in Turkey.

2012

NIL's / Vodacom's Office in the Cloud solution awarded 'Most Innovative Data Centre, Cloud and Virtualisation Project of the Year' at Cisco Live! in London.

2012

NIL is named Cisco Cloud Partner of the Year for emerging markets and for South Africa at Cisco Partner Summit

2012

NIL wins Innovation Award for Technology Led Training and for extensive contribution to the Cisco Learning portfolio at Cisco EMEAR Learning Partner Summit

2013

NIL again wins Innovation Award at Cisco Global Learning Partner Conference

2013

NIL gets its first CCIE Voice and the company’s 20th CCIE-certified engineer!

2013

NIL wins the Architectural Excellence Borderless Networks Partner of the Year award at Cisco Partner Summit 2013

2014

NIL gets first CCIE Data Center certified expert

2014

NIL gets Cisco Global Award for Learning Partner of the Year at Cisco Partner Summit 2014