GBM earns Cisco Learning Partner status

Gulf Business Machines Earns the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture Specialised Learning Partner status in the GCC

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GBM earns Cisco Learning Partner status Gulf Business Machines Earns the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture Specialised Learning Partner status in the GCC.
By  Georgina Enzer Published  May 20, 2012

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a Cisco Gold Partner and the region's leading IT solutions provider, today announced that it has earned the prestigious Cisco Borderless Network Architecture Specialised Learning Partner status in the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) region.

The partnership will allow Cisco Borderless Network Architecture Learning Specialisation to assess the ability of a Learning Partner to deliver quality classes around selling, designing, installing, and supporting Cisco products, technologies and solutions that are under Cisco's Borderless Network Architecture. With this partnership, GBM is entitled to design and create Cisco Derivate Works.

"Our relationship with GBM goes back several years and this latest certification only serves to reemphasize the mutual importance of this partnership," Claire Jones, Regional Manager at Cisco UAE. "GBM's successful track record in the region is, in part, based on its ability to anticipate its customers' future needs and then to ensure that those needs are met. This ability to keep pace with a fast changing business environment and to provide its customers with best-in-class technologies, played an important role in our decision to appoint GBM as Borderless Network Architecture Specialised Learning Partner."

GBM shares a longstanding relationship with Cisco and has been a Cisco Learning Partner (CLP) since 2008 with strong presence in the UAE, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar and Pakistan. In addition, in June 2011, GBM and Cisco jointly launched Oman's first and only Cisco training centre as part of GBM's Learning Services Platform. The full-fledged training centre was designed to offer Cisco training services to job seekers and IT professionals and deliver Cisco authorised and approved content, including technology, product-specific and certification-preparation courses.

"We are very pleased to have earned the Cisco Advanced Borderless Network Architecture Specialisation for the GCC region. This recognition does not only validate our longstanding relationship with Cisco, but also our commitment to educate and invest in local and regional talent while delivering a more focused range of Cisco trainings using our Certified Cisco Systems Instructors," said Pawandeep Singh Arora, sales manager, Learning Services for the Gulf Region, Gulf Business Machines.         

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