IBM is committed to helping our clients achieve the skills and expertise necessary for maximizing return on your IT investment. As a measure of this commitment, IBM will be initiating a Global Skills Initiative within the IBM Systems and Technology Group and IBM Software Group that is aimed at accelerating the growth of skills and the successful adoption of IBM solutions in the global marketplace. IBM intends to advance this initiative by maximizing and enabling a worldwide Business Partner network uniquely positioned to market, sell and deliver IBM software and systems training on a broader and more diverse scale.
What is changing?
Efforts to transform this area of IBM’s education service business will begin with a Functional Test limited to countries within the UKI and Nordics regions (United Kingdom / Ireland, Norway, Finland, Sweden, Denmark). Starting on September 03, 2012, IBM Systems and Technology Group and IBM Software Group will be partnering with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions to provide education services. Customers within these countries who previously purchased training direct from IBM Systems and Technology Group or IBM Software Group will now conduct business directly with Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions.
Several key objectives have been identified as centerpiece to IBM’s efforts to enhance the availability and delivery of education services through this new partner led model:
For further Information
Additional information and updates related to this initiative will be communicated through the IBM Training website and other appropriate channels as the program further evolves. In the mean time, please contact Arrow Enterprise Computing Solutions for additional details, or you can speak with your IBM Sales Representative or IBM Reseller should you have further questions.