Arrow coming to Africa: iEnter signs up IBM certified training


With technology skills in demand across Africa, a new deal entered into by enterprise solutions provider iEnter is putting world-class training materials within reach of companies across the continent.

As an IBM education delivery and IBM sales partner of Arrow ECS, which is an IBM Global Training Provider, iEnter offers all authorised IBM systems and IBM software training worldwide, teaching you the necessary skills for the optimal deployment of IBM solutions in the field of IT infrastructure and software.

By signing a preferred partnership with Arrow Learning Solutions for its IBM coursework, iEnter is taking steps to boost quality training on technologies popular throughout the region.

Jan Lewis, managing director at iEnter, points out successful use of any technology depends on the ability of people to use it effectively. “With the availability of an extensive, proven set of IBM-approved training solutions, we’re looking forward to helping our clients develop their people and gain the skills necessary to guarantee optimal returns on technology investments,” he says.

Listed on the New York Stock Exchange, Arrow is a global provider of products, services and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and enterprise computing solutions. With 2013 sales of US$21.4 billion, it employs some 16 500 people worldwide.

Lewis points to Arrow’s Learning Solutions division, which is an authorised IBM Global Training Provider and IBM Premier Business Partner. “The company has a substantial pedigree in delivering IBM training, systems and software and, has been a top business partner since 1982,” he says.

Arrow’s training solutions are designed to provide individuals with the skills to realise the full potential of IBM software and hardware, while delivering the certifications required by IBM solution providers to conduct their businesses with confidence. Arrow offers an unrivalled track record and scope of training, with over 1 000 IBM courses incorporating theoretical learning with real-world scenarios for the practical component.

When Arrow recently launched its Global Training Partner Alliance, iEnter wasted no time in recognising the opportunity for delivering quality training in southern Africa.

Itself an IBM Advanced Business Partner, Lewis says the deal with Arrow allows iEnter to offer IBM Authorised Training in its African network of training locations. “Effective immediately, the agreement allows our company to begin making Arrow’s training material available in select locations,” he confirms, noting the material enhances iEnter’s existing suite of training solutions. “As a result, we’re now able to provide a comprehensive offering of training to complement the products we deliver to market.”

Interested parties can contact their local iEnter office for availability of Arrow IBM training in their market.