education

27 August 2019

Artificial Intelligence presents an opportunity not a threat (Part 1)

Introducing the disruptor Technology is seen as the most radical driver of change, from artificial intelligence (AI) and automation to digital mobility and virtual collaboration  – yet other trends could be just as decisive. The lines between our work  and personal lives are shifting. Diversity and demands for equality are also  reshaping the workplace. We […]

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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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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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3 September 2018

Digital Learning Subscription: Cloud

Why IBMs Digital Learning Subscription for Cloud In the past the typical sales cycle in the IT industry was slow. People used a product and probably decided a year later to add another one. Today in times of cloud this is no longer true. The timelines have changed. And therefore also the way how training is […]

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25 June 2018

Evolution of Badges – Labor Market Insight and Talent Search

Badges Most people dealing with education know the terminology. Discussions around digital credentials and badges are everywhere in the internet. I want to show you in this blog that today’s usage is only the start. The evolution around micro credentials will be huge. The newest evolution is far beyond giving a recognition. You’ll see below that badges […]

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15 June 2018

Net Promoter Score: Impressive and helpful even in Training

Net Promoter Score In the case you never heard about Net Promoter Score (NPS) then please first have a look to the NPS entry on Wikipedia. You’re wondering why I’m writing about it? The answer is simple: It is a great approach. And improves services and products. The biggest route to market for IBMs training are […]

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14 June 2018

IBM Micro Learning: Access to THINK Hands-On Labs

Micro Learning Let me first speak about Micro Learning. Then about THINK. And then you’ll see how this gets combined starting today: I already posted last week lots of details around all our offerings. One of the newest additions to our offerings are Micro Learnings. In short we’re speaking about 1h access to our products. […]

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2 March 2018

WCE Business Partners take note! New mastery exams for sellers

  The Watson Customer Engagement (WCE) skills enablement team is pleased to announce a new set of sales/technical sales mastery exams to represent our solution framework and help Business Partners achieve both competency attainment and reseller authorization.   Overview: How can WCE transform your profession? Watson Marketing: Deepen engagement and increase conversions by capitalizing on […]

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31 January 2018

Coursera as platform for IBMs Blockhain courses and more

Background You may wonder why I’m writing about Coursera and IBM. The real question is why IBM decided to make content available together with them. IBM has a perfectly working Education Business Model. This model is based on Global Training Providers. And it has lots of success in quality, coverage and driven skills. The Training Providers […]

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15 January 2018

Measure Education Coverage

Today, I want to share some thoughts around coverage. In general, there are lots of discussions around the question “Is your company having a good education coverage?” Most responses are negative. People do not have a clear definition on what education coverage is exactly. In the end, everybody has his own definition. Let us reflect a […]

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12 December 2017

New Training Offerings: Training Credits

Prepaid Training Offerings Running a training business always means you need to make it easy for clients. Thinking of this statement also means you need a discount strategy. Reflecting about possibilities of training offerings, there is one established product that most vendors are providing. Usually this is something where you pay money upfront and you […]

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29 November 2017

Free training: what is the right amount?

We all want something for free I like things that are free and I have to be honest, when you offer me something for free I’ll take it. Why should I pay for something if the same exists free of charge. Following up on this thought, is there really anything free in life? When discussing […]

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21 November 2017

Sponsor Users: an opportunity for networking

Education Offerings in IBM If you follow the blog entries in our IBM Training Blog regularly you realize that we’re doing a lot around transforming our Education. We completed the transition some years ago to use a Global Partner Network for Delivery and Sales. This year we’re working a lot on Digital Transformation and Offerings. […]

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13 November 2017

Conference 2017: Support & Education@TSW

TSW TSW (Technology Service World) is TSIAs (Technology Industry Services Associations) big conference. And it is runnng twice a year. We as IBM are participating in TSIA to exchange ideas and experiences with other vendors and partners since TSIA offers a great platform for discussion. Finally the discussions are really helping around current and future […]

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8 September 2017

Certification Development – IBM DataPower Gateway Solution Implementation

Are you interested in participating in the Certification Exam Development process? The IBM Professional Certification Program is developing an exam for IBM DataPower Gateway Solution Implementation. We are looking for subject matter experts (SMEs) in this exam’s solution area who could be: Consultants Business Partners Courseware Developers Support Engineers Sales reps There are four separate […]

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4 July 2017

Review: IBM’s Training Country Coverage evolution

What is country coverage When working on a Global Training Model the reach of this model is key. Selling hardware or license without driving skills can’t work. This is a proven fact. IBM changed its model in 2013. Looking back one reason was a country coverage which was not big enough. Reason for this was […]

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