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GBM achieves top status.

(Date: Monday, May 14, 2012 )

Gulf Business Machines (GBM), a Cisco gold partner and the region's leading IT solutions provider, has announced that it has earned the Cisco Borderless Network Architecture Specialised Learning Partner Status in the GCC.

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, a statement from the company said.

Claire Jones, regional manager, Cisco UAE, said: "Our relationship with GBM goes back several years and this latest certification only serves to re-emphasise the mutual importance of this partnership."

"GBM's successful track record in the region is, in part, based on its ability to anticipate its customers' future needs and 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 Specialized Learning Partner," Jones said.

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, GBM and Cisco jointly launched Oman's first and only Cisco training center as part of GBM's learning services platform in June 2011.

The full-fledged training center 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.

Pawandeep Singh Arora, sales manager, learning services for the Gulf region, Gulf Business Machines, said: "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." -- TradeArabia News Service

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Date:May 14, 2012
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