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2 April 2019

Marketplace of IBM with direct access to IBM Skills

IBMs Marketplace Since this week you have access to the IBM Digital Learning Subscription for Cloud directly from within the IBM Marketplace. IBMs Marketplace is a central place to find IBMs and IBMs partners products and services. Forbes is stressing in their view on marketplaces that it is important to have the right content. Forbes is not coming up […]

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19 February 2019

Reskilling for Robots: AI and the future of jobs

What do you need to do to prepare for an AI driven future? By David Leaser Just five years ago, the late scientist Stephen Hawking made a dire prediction: The “development of full artificial intelligence (AI) could spell the end of the human race.”  These ideas are not new. In 1867, Karl Marx wrote, “The instrument […]

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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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4 December 2018

Are You Ready to Work with IBM Cloud Like a Pro?

Are you ready to work with IBM Cloud like a pro? Need to further develop your cloud skills? And maybe you need that training in one hour blocks to fit your schedule? Perhaps it’s time to consider IBM Micro Learning. IBM Micro Learning is a hands-on lab learning experience designed to help you gain cloud […]

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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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16 August 2018

Get a fast start with training for rookies at IBM TechU events

IBM Systems Technical University (TechU) events are industry renowned for delivering IBM’s most comprehensive systems training. Each year, we add new focus areas to meet the needs of our clients. An area that has gotten a lot of press in the past few years is the IT skills gap. More and more companies are finding […]

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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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20 April 2018

Introducing IBM Micro Learning – a hands-on lab experience

We’ve all been there… You need an answer to your “how to” question quickly and it needs to be more than a video. You want to learn step-by-step and also have a place to practice. Or you just attended a conference and wanted to participate in one more lab session. You want to gain experience […]

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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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