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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18 September 2017

Global Knowledge Announces IBM Training Exclusives

There is really only one way to learn how to do something and that is to do it. If you want to learn to throw a football, drive a car, build a mousetrap, design a building, cook a stir-fry, or be a management consultant, you must have a go at doing it. Throughout history, youths […]

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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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22 June 2017

Offering Management in IBM Training

Offering Management in IBM It is not a long time ago that IBM established a new practice in IBM: The Offering Manager. While IBM was successful with the old role of Product Managers the new role is matching IBMs Digital Transition. Instead of long and complex processes the Offering Manager is moving forward fast. His […]

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10 April 2017

Updated! Getting to know our GTPs: Global Knowledge

Background You have seen me blogging on this site since a while now. In case you’re not yet aware of who I am, please have a look to me and my content. I first heard about Global Knowledge years ago, when I tried to increase the Education Channel in Europe. They were one of the […]

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22 March 2017

Customer focus of Education: My University and what TSIA suggests

Customer focus of my university I studied at the Technical University in Munich. They are one of the best Universities in Germany. All professors working there are proud of what they achieved. And looking back I have to say the University is really good. I was proud when I finished. And I had a fast […]

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27 February 2017

Arrow, Indiegogo and IBM announce groundbreaking partnership

On February 16, 2017, Arrow Electronics, IBM and Indiegogo announced a partnership to help bring new Internet of Things (IoT) ideas to life.  The collaboration brings IBM’s Watson IoT platform and cloud services together with ideation to production services from Arrow Electronics and Indiegogo. Originally launched as a crowdfunding platform, Indiegogo is the place for […]

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20 February 2017

LearnQuest wins IBM Choice Award for Worldwide Training Partner of the Year!

LearnQuest, a global authorized IBM training provider, announced it was named on February 14th as winner of an IBM Choice Award for Worldwide Training Partner of the Year for a second consecutive year. Honored at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, LearnQuest was recognized for its working relationships with clients and […]

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15 February 2017

COBOL usage today

Did you know: 80 percent of the world’s daily business transactions rely on COBOL? I have to say I was surprised when I saw the facts from a recent Wall Street Journal article. The article refers to the fact that Cobol still plays a big role. I would have thought the language is no longer […]

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8 February 2017

I’m part of Generation C

Generation C, X, Y, Z I think I understood the differentiation of Generation X, Y, Baby Boomers, Millennials. – Now you do not know what Generation C is? I read about “Gen C” in a Bog Post and learnt this means “Connected Consumer”. Referring to this I felt directly in love with this definition. Why? […]

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23 January 2017

Easily Modernize Applications to Stay Competitive – shouldn’t we speak about Training instead?

Yesterday, I found  an interesting article around “Easily Modernize Applications to Stay Competitive”. When I was reading the article I learned a lot about what could be done and got some good advice. I felt comfortable with the guy who wrote the article. But suddenly I was thinking: He is giving kind of good training, […]

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13 January 2017

Quality training with ultimate flexibility: Statistics 2016 and what they tell you for you 2017 Learning Approach

I would like to share two statistics about satisfaction with Digital Learning:  And two quotes from students: “Having access to high quality lectures and lab exercises on demand is amazing. I don’t have the ability to take enough time off from work to take classes like this in person, so having them available as a […]

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11 January 2017

Why Self-Directed Learning Matters in Today’s Cloud-Focused World

As technology continues to shift more and more to the cloud, the mentality of those in charge of dispersing training funds could be following in the same direction. In the past, spending a week away from the office for training may have been the most viable and possibly the only option. Now times are changing […]

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4 January 2017

Use Storytelling when developping eLearning – and implement what is already a success for CMOs

As IBMer we started some years ago to discover that storytelling is a very valuable approach in various areas, from Management to Sales and Marketing. I was now surprised to find multiple articles around this, including an article around eLearning and the value of Storytelling for learners – and on the other hand an interesting […]

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