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Global Knowledge Wins 2015 IBM Choice Award for Global Training Provider of the Year

Learning services leader locks in top learning partner honor for second consecutive year

Cary (United States)/Wokingham (United Kingdom) - 12th February 2015 - Global Knowledge, the world's leading IT-, Best Practice and Business Training provider, today announced it was again named winner of an IBM Choice Award for Global Training Provider of the Year.

Announced at the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in Las Vegas, United States, IBM's Choice Awards recognise a select number of IBM Business Partners who have demonstrated business excellence in delivering IBM-based solutions resulting in exceptional client experience and business growth. The IBM Business Partners who win Choice Awards exhibit IBM values in all client interactions and achieve common business goals, resulting in superior customer satisfaction and mutually significant business impact. The Choice Awards are selected by IBM leadership in each geography and 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 extend our congratulations to Global Knowledge for being awarded a 2015 IBM Choice Award for Global Training Provider of the Year," said Marc Dupaquier, general manager, IBM Global Business Partners. "With our joint focus on customer satisfaction, IBM and Global Knowledge will continue to help our clients achieve higher value by delivering advanced technology solutions."

"Winning the IBM Choice Award for Global Training Provider of the Year for the second year since the program's inception is an unbelievable accomplishment for our team," said Brian K. Branson, Global Knowledge president and CEO. "This recognition speaks to the value that we provide to IBM's customers as an authorised Global Training Provider, as well as to the professional skills development that we provide to both individuals and enterprise organisations."

Global Knowledge offers comprehensive IBM training, with learning services and professional development solutions aligned to the specific needs of a team or organisation, as well as a robust worldwide schedule of courses in physical and virtual classrooms, taught live by expert instructors.

Michael Fox, SVP, Enterprise Solutions for Global Knowledge, added, "We are very proud to be recognised again by IBM as the Training Partner of the Year. We understand the challenges that organisations and individuals face when trying to maintain their competitive edge and relevance in a rapidly changing marketplace, with technological and system advancements that often outpace business practices and skills development. We thrive on helping our customers succeed and differentiate themselves in today's dynamic business environment."

To learn more about IBM PartnerWorld, a comprehensive 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. For more information about all of the IBM Choice Awards winners, please visit the IBM PartnerWorld website: www.ibm.com/partnerworld/beacons.

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About Global Knowledge

Global Knowledge is the world's leading IT and business skills training provider. Offering the most relevant and timely content delivered by the best instructors, we provide customers around the world with their choice of convenient class times, delivery methods and formats to accelerate their success. Our business skills solutions teach essential communications skills, business analysis, project management, ITIL service management, process improvement and leadership development. With thousands of courses spanning from foundational training to specialized certifications, our core IT training is focused on technology partners such as Amazon Web Services, Cisco, Citrix, IBM, Juniper, Microsoft, Red Hat and VMware. We offer comprehensive professional development for technologies like big data, cloud, cybersecurity and networking.

Founded in 1995, Global Knowledge employs more than 1,300 people worldwide and is headquartered in Cary, United States. EMEA headquarters are in Wokingham (United Kingdom). The company is owned by Rhône Group LLC. Learn more at www.globalknowledge.net.

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