skills

23 September 2019

Closing the skills gap for the future of work

Throughout economic history, talented humans have been a source of innovation and advancement their skills the impetus for economic growth. Today, however, multiple factors, including continued –and rapid –technological developments and business and operating model innovation, have contributed to market shifts that are redefining industries. Combined with various economic and market disruptions, as well as […]

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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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1 July 2019

Stay competitive. Cloud integration and this flexible training approach

C-suite executives are ready to double-down on cloud computing, according to this recent IBM Institute for Business Value blog. More than twice as many CIOs expect to invest significantly in hybrid cloud in the next two to three years as the number who said they’ve made that decision to date. Interest in cloud – and […]

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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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23 June 2019

5 things to do this summer to take your career to the next level

Your career needs to be managed As Josh Bersin states in his article Career Management goes mission critical ; “One of the most disruptive changes in the world of work is the new way we manage our careers. Only a few decades ago people relied on their employers for a career. Today this has radically […]

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14 June 2019

Accelerate your transformation journey. IBM Cloud Digital Learning Subscription can help

Application Modernization, DevOps, and Multi-cloud management present opportunities to transform. Some recent IBM Cloud blogs explore the benefits and review potential next steps in this segment of your cloud journey: New Forrester study: What is the ROI of application modernization? April 2019 Continuous delivery and the DevOps approach to modernization, May 2019 As you move […]

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6 June 2019

Need to build better client experiences? IBM Cloud Digital Learning Subscription can help

Automating work means the ability to offer a better experience at speed and scale. Successful automation isn’t singular—it doesn’t come from one project or solution. It’s an iterative process that adapts with your changing business needs. So, where do you start? According to this quick, practical guide to digital business automation, select one or two […]

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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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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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13 June 2018

Skills + Recognition = Career enhancement

Start stacking your resume with digital credentials that matter Today, we must constantly hone and enhance our skills to remain relevant in the workforce. As a society, we know we need to rapidly re-skill vast number of people on an ongoing basis to both remain relevant globally and to avoid long periods of high unemployment. […]

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23 February 2018

Can MOOCs Solve your IBM Skills Problem ?

Today, leaders in business, government and around the world are grappling with disruptive changes in technology, markets and society – changes that are having a major impact on economies and employment. The primary concern for most business leaders is the skill level of their employees. A survey sponsored by Cisco Systems finds “lack of competent […]

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19 February 2018

Market-leading firms collaborate to reimagine digital learning

What if members of some of the world’s largest firms, Learning & Development industry leaders and top academic institutions banded together to make upskilling and career acceleration a delightful experience for professionals? This question was asked by IBM to some of the key players in the industry. In a matter of months, it was answered […]

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7 February 2018

Badges: psychology, usage, future

Badges example: my son My son is too young for all IT industry discussions around badges. But he has shown me last year the power of a badge system. It was during our winter vacation. My son is skiing with me for eight years. I assume it was due to doing lots of sports he is […]

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