Ingram Micro selected as IBM Global Training Provider

Dubai, UAE, May 07, 2014 — Building on its worldwide technical services and training expertise, Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE: IM) announced it has been selected as an authorized IBM Global Training Provider (GTP).

As an authorized GTP, Ingram Micro becomes one of only five companies authorized to provide the complete portfolio of software and systems courses from IBM Training. Ingram Micro Training will launch its new IBM Training in Europe, Asia Pacific and North America in the second quarter and then expand its IBM services worldwide to approximately 100 countries. In Middle East and Africa, Aptec, an Ingram Micro company, will launch the full portfolio of IBM training in stages across the region from now until mid-2015.

“Ingram Micro has long recognized the value of training to both our customers and our manufacturer partners. Training drives more revenue-rich sales, greater value to end-user customers, and empowers solution provider partners to deliver the full promise of technology through advanced skill sets and more robust utilization of products,” said Ali Baghdadi, President of Aptec-Ingram Micro Middle East and Africa.

IBM selected Ingram Micro Training for its proven ability to execute and offer IBM Training on a global scale, helping participants to obtain the education they need within the confines of today’s demanding work environments. Ingram Micro’s expertise and investment in advanced technologies, training, cloud, mobility and business intelligence, as well as its dedicated IBM business unit, also weighed heavily in the selection process.

“Training is a natural extension of Ingram Micro’s ongoing commitment to educate partners and position them as better business owners and technology partners,”said Zornitza Hadjitodorova, Head of Ingram Micro Training Academy, Middle East and Africa.

“As one of our authorized IBM Global Training Providers, Ingram Micro is well positioned to offer IBM Training worldwide and provide a consistent, first-class training experience,” said Bob McDonald, Vice President, IBM Training. “We look forward to expanding our successful relationship with Ingram Micro and helping channel partners and IT professionals advance their skill sets for mobile, cloud, analytics and social while meeting the technical needs of businesses worldwide.”

Ingram Micro Training and IBM Training will work closely to enhance the distributor’s value proposition and provide a superior training experience globally. A complete listing of the IBM software and systems courses now available from Ingram MicroTraining can be found here

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