Program Director, Training and Skills

11 May 2021

LearnQuest wins Global Training Excellence Award

IBM Business Partners continue to be the bright spots in our ever-changing world and the Awards programs help us to recognise our partners where they create outstanding solutions, using IBM products and services that have real impact and help make our world a better place. The IBM Excellence Awards recognize IBM Business Partners that deliver […]

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14 April 2021

Introducing IBM skill badges on edX

IBM skills are recognized and valued around the world. IBM skill badges on edX are detailed, verifiable, and digital credentials that profile the knowledge and skills you’ve acquired in your course. Badges can be easily shared on your professional profiles and are a great way to let your networks know your latest skills and capabilities. […]

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12 January 2021

New! IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat Learning Services

How the new IBM Learning Subscription with Red Hat can help you Skills directly impact ROI (Return on Investment), and yet 59% of organizations do not have the skills they need. With the right training and skills, your organization can quickly respond to challenges, pursue emerging opportunities and accelerate the adoption of the latest technologies.   […]

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7 December 2020

Role-based cloud courses are sold by GTPs

Role-based learning subscription IBM now offers new role-based cloud courses by subscription. We are already selling product focused Digital Learning Subscriptions for a while. You can get an overview of all of them on the IBM Marketplace. Now, this new subscription enables access to a role-based curriculum around IBM Cloud. This includes updates for a […]

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19 November 2020

A case study from IBM: NPS

A case study from IBM: The Value of a NPS in Driving a Company’s Bottom Line There is a lot of research from within IBM and also from academic researchers on this subject. I observed that case studies, created by IBM researchers especially, are getting a lot of visibility. For example, articles like the following: […]

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14 September 2020

IBM Channel & IBM Learning Subscription

IBM Channel IBM Partnerworld is the one single place for all Partners who resell IBM products and Services. If you’re one of IBMs clients or an interested party and not part of IBM Channel please do not stop reading this blog. There is a key fact that I want to point out in this blog. […]

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19 June 2020

TSIA Exchange: Navigating Help in a Pandemic

What is TSIA Exchange TSIA created TSIA Exchange as a community platform to help services companies and services units to react to the current pandemic. The platform is taking the insight that TSIA is usually offering to the next level. It helps to react in an agile way to current challenges. Instead of formal research of […]

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26 May 2020

New IBM Subscription

The new IBM Subscription Until now an IBM Subscription could only be purchased relative to Cloud and Data/AI product areas. Dependent on the software products a client is using (Cloud or Data/AI) there is a subscription that fits for all. To find out more information around these two Subscriptions and the different types (single-user and […]

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6 May 2020

Tech Data Academy wins Global Training Excellence Award

During Think Digital 2020, IBM Business Partners were recognized for their outstanding business solutions & excellence. Included in these was Tech Data Academy, an authorized IBM Global Training Provider who won the Global Training Excellence Award and for the second year in a row. Tech Data Academy, The IT training division for Tech Data, is […]

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25 March 2020

European Commission: Digital Learning Stakeholder Workshop

European Commission Workshop with Stakeholders Experts from all over Europe and from a wide range of domains related to digital education discussed the future of digital education and learning. They met  during the European Commission stakeholder workshop that took place on 3-4 March 2020 in Brussels. During the workshop, the stakeholders explored and identified opportunities how […]

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18 March 2020

Global Training Providers: Now selling DLS

IBMs Digital Learning Subscription In 2019, IBM started to provide its clients access to Digital Learning Subscriptions (DLS). You now no longer need to buy single digital training and you have access to learning whenever you want. Once you have access to the subscription, you have access to all you need for 12 months.  Initially, […]

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24 October 2019

IBM Training Provider Advisory Board

.  IBM Global Training Provider It was in the middle of 2013 when IBM moved to a Partner-led Training model. A lot of things have happened since then. At that time IBM covered around 60 countries with Education, and hardly had any Digital Learning Offering. Today, from working for six years with our five Global […]

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28 June 2019

IBM Digital Learning Subscription: Update

What is a Digital Learning Subscription IBM started last year to introduce the first Digital Learning Subscription. Of course, you can still buy a single Digital Learning. But the overall need for continuous learning and fast product changes making a subscription the right choice for lots of people. And aren’t we all used from other […]

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2 April 2019

Access IBM Skills directly through IBM Marketplace

IBM’s Marketplace As of this week you have access to the IBM Digital Learning Subscription for Cloud in the IBM Marketplace. IBM’s Marketplace is a central place to find IBM’s and IBM’s partners products and services. In their view on marketplaces, Forbes stresses that it is important to have the right content. They are not defining what is right, […]

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12 February 2019

Mainframe Skills: A review

Why talking about Mainframe skills Those following my blog know that I’m covering from time to time mainframe topics. I just think it is an interesting area to keep an eye on. Some key topics I covered in the past were Successful Skills, z Scholarship or  Cobol. So, as I got pinged last week from a client around […]

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21 January 2019

New Collar: IBM@European Commission

The definition of New Collar The terminology of “New Collar” was introduced in 2017 by Ginni Rometty, CEO of IBM. It is a derivation from the popular categories of White Collar and Blue Collar jobs. It describes familiar job roles that do not need Bachelor’s degrees or similar. The definition made sense. The market adopted […]

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10 October 2018

The intention of training

Intention from a personal point of view There was an interesting article some weeks ago around making sure that you know your intention in life and work. It was focused on entrepreneurs, but it is worth for everybody to have a look. Reading this article, I concluded that the topic can be transitioned to many […]

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18 September 2018

Macro- and Micro-Credentials

Overview The terminology of Macro-Credentials is not as often used as Micro-Credentials in the industry. Google shows only 392 matches compared to more than 99000 for Micro-Credentials (August 2018). Looking into both helps to understand the bigger picture. And this will help you. Today it is important to be able to decide which learning and […]

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