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Global Knowledge Wins 2014 IBM Choice Award for Global Training Provider of the Year

Global Knowledge, the world’s leading IT and business training provider, today announced it was named winner of an IBM Choice Award for Global Training Provider of the Year.

Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, Nevada, United States, IBM's Choice Awards recognize a select number of IBM Business Partners who exhibit IBM values in all client interactions and achieve common business goals and mutually significant business impact. The Choice Awards, selected by IBM leadership in each geography, are given to Business Partners across a range of categories, recognizing their working relationships with clients and demonstrated skills in selling IBM solutions.

"We’d like to congratulate Global Knowledge for being awarded a 2014 IBM Choice Award as Global Training Provider of the Year. Their industry expertise, demonstrated skills in selling IBM Training solutions and dedication to helping their clients achieve higher value does not go unnoticed,” said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. “We look forward to continuing to work with Global Knowledge to achieve common business goals with our combined training solutions and capabilities.”

“Earning the very first IBM Choice Award for Global Training Provider of the Year award is an outstanding honor,” said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge president and CEO. “We strive to provide our customers with the best training experience and have been refining and enhancing our services, systems and support since 1995. This foundation and commitment to exceeding customer expectations, coupled with our agility to continually support advancing learning technologies and techniques, enabled us to deliver on our global commitment to IBM and its clients.”

Global Knowledge delivers comprehensive IBM Training worldwide, with courses that can be tailored to the specific needs of a team or organization. The IBM Global Training Provider program is a key component of IBM’s Global Skills Initiative, which aims to provide clients with faster and greater return on investment by accelerating solutions deployment.

Michael Fox, SVP, Enterprise Solutions for Global Knowledge, added, “Engaging a Business Partner like Global Knowledge, with nearly 20 years of expertise in delivering high-quality skills and certification programs for clients around the world, enables IBM to focus on their core strengths of technology services and solutions while leveraging a Business Partner for industry- leading education solutions. IBM’s clients will enjoy consistently unmatched training experiences through Global Knowledge. We are excited and honored to have so quickly achieved this recognition, and we look forward to our continued acceleration of IBM’s clients’ skills and successes.”

For more information about this year's IBM Choice Award winners, please visit https://www-304.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/ContentHandler/pw_com_prb_beacon.

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive Business Partner program that offers marketing and sales resources, training, certifications and technical support to help create new revenue and market opportunities for IBM Business Partners, visit http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld.

About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is a world’s leading IT and business training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers with their choice and convenience in class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. With thousands of courses that span foundational and specialized training and certifications, our core training is focused on Cisco, Microsoft, IBM, Avaya, VMware, Red Hat, business process improvement and leadership development.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, NC. Canadian headquarters are in Toronto, and EMEA headquarters are in London. The company is owned by New York-based investment firm MidOcean Partners. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.ca.

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