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Wade Tyler Millward

“We can‘t be essential unless our partners are skilled in our products and confident in going to their clients with our products and selling them with us and for IBM,” IBM channel chief Kate Woolley said.

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IBM has started giving registered members of its PartnerWorld program access to the training, badges and enablement IBM sales employees get along with a new learning hub for accessing materials.

The expansion is part of the Armonk, N.Y.-based tech giant’s investment in its partner program, IBM channel chief Kate Woolley told CRN in an interview.

“We can‘t be essential unless our partners are skilled in our products and confident in going to their clients with our products and selling them with us and for IBM,” said Woolley (pictured), general manager of the IBM ecosystem.

[RELATED: Channel Chief Kate Woolley: ‘No Better Time To Be An IBM Partner’]

Partners now have access to sales and technical badges showing industry expertise, according to a blog post Tuesday. Badges are shareable on LinkedIn and other professional social platforms. IBM sales representatives and partners will receive new content at the same time as it becomes available.

“This is the next step in that journey in terms of making sure that all of our registered partners have access to all of the same training, all of the same enablement materials as IBMers,” Woolley told CRN. “That’s the big message that we want people to hear. And then also in line with continuing to make it easier to do business with IBM, this has all been done through a much improved digital experience in terms of how our partners are able to access and consume.”

Among the materials available to IBM partners are scripts for sales demonstrations, templates for sales presentations and positioning offerings compared to competitors, white papers, analyst reports and solution briefs. Skilling and enablement materials are available through a new learning hub IBM has launched.

“The partners are telling us they want more expertise on their teams in terms of the IBM products that they‘re able to sell and how equipped they are to sell them,” Woolley said. “And as we look at what we’re hearing from clients as well, clients want that. … Our clients are saying, ‘We want more technical expertise. We want more experiential selling. We want IBM’ – and that means the IBM ecosystem as well – ‘to have all of that expertise and to have access to all the right enablement material to be able to engage with us as clients.’”

The company has doubled the number of brand-specialized partner sellers in the ecosystem and increased the number of technical partner sellers by more than 35 percent, according to IBM.

The company’s exact program changes have led to improved deal registration and introduced to partners more than 7,000 potential deals valued at more than $500 million globally, according to IBM. Those numbers are based on IBM sales data from January 2022 to August.

Along with the expanded access to training and enablement resources, Woolley told CRN that another example of aligning the IBM sales force and partners was a single sales kickoff event for employees and partners. A year ago, two separate events were held.

“I want our partners to continue to feel and see this as a big investment in them and representative of how focused we are on the ecosystem and how invested we are,” she said.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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Killexams : IBM Teams with 20 Black Universities to Address the Cybersecurity Talent Shortage

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IBM announced last week that it will team with 20 historically black colleges and universities (HBCUs) to address the cybersecurity talent shortage.

The tech giant will establish Cybersecurity Leadership Centers on the campuses, giving students and faculty access to IBM training curriculum, enterprise security software, certifications, and simulated cyberattack training sessions at no cost.

The original group of schools in the IBM program included Clark Atlanta University in Georgia, Southern University System and the Xavier University of Louisiana, Morgan State University in Maryland, North Carolina A&T State University, and South Carolina State University.

The 14 additional universities, announced last week at an HBCU conference hosted by the U.S. Department of Education and the White House, span 11 states and include Tuskegee University in Alabama, Grambling State University in Louisiana, and Norfolk State University in Virginia.

With 500,000 unfilled cybersecurity jobs in the U.S., the need for expertise is critical, according to a exact IBM Security study.

Through IBM’s collaboration, faculty and students at participating schools will have access to:

  • Cybersecurity curricula: IBM will develop for each participating HBCU a customized IBM Security Learning Academy portal, including courses designed to help the university enhance its cybersecurity education portfolio. In addition, IBM will continue to provide access to IBM SkillsBuild.
  • Immersive learning experience: Faculty and students of participating HBCUs will have access to IBM Security’s Command Center, through which they can experience a realistic, simulated cyberattack.
  • Software: Multiple IBM Security premier enterprise security products hosted in the IBM Cloud.
  • Professional development: Forums to exchange best practices, learn from IBM experts, and discover IBM internships and job openings.
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Killexams : IBM Channel Chief: We’re Making Partner Engagement ‘As Easy As Possible’

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“No matter how our partners are focused or how they‘re going to market, we want our IBM technology to be going to market with them,” IBM channel chief Kate Woolley said.

Opening to partners training and enablement resources usually reserved for IBM’s own employees is an example of how the company is investing in partners and becoming easier to work with, channel chief Kate Woolley told CRN in an interview.

And while the IBM Consulting division continues its own investments with its ongoing purchase of services businesses, those investments pose no conflict to partners, said Woolley, general manager of the IBM ecosystem.

“As we think about IBM with IBM Consulting and IBM technology, we want our partners – no matter how our partners are focused or how they‘re going to market, we want our IBM technology to be going to market with them,” Woolley said.

[RELATED: IBM’s Cloud Acquisition Charge Continues With Dialexa]

On Tuesday, the Armonk, N.Y.-based technology giant started giving registered members of its PartnerWorld program access to the training, badges and enablement IBM sales employees get, along with a new learning hub for accessing materials.

Partners now have access to sales and technical badges showing industry expertise, according to a blog post Tuesday. Badges are shareable on LinkedIn and other professional social platforms. IBM sales representatives and partners will receive new content at the same time as it is made available.

“This is the next step in that journey in terms of making sure that all of our registered partners have access to all of the same training, all of the same enablement materials as IBMers,” Woolley told CRN. “That’s the big message that we want people to hear. And then also in line with continuing to make it easier to do business with IBM, this has all been done through a much improved digital experience in terms of how our partners are able to access and consume.”

CRN also asked Woolley about IBM’s exact acquisition spree of services businesses – including Dialexa in September, Neudesic in February and Bluetab Solutions and BoxBoat in July 2021.

Although IBM spun off its managed infrastructure practice into a separate, publicly traded company called Kyndryl, the remaining IBM Consulting wing remains a big part of IBM’s business. IBM reported consulting revenue of $4.8 billion in its latest quarterly earnings, up from $4.4 billion from the same period a year prior.

“I don‘t see conflict versus IBM consulting,” Woolley said. “I honestly don’t see that conflict. I think we want to be going to market with all of our partners regardless of what motion they‘re taking it through.”

Here’s what else Woolley had to say.

Wade Tyler Millward

Wade Tyler Millward is an associate editor covering cloud computing and the channel partner programs of Microsoft, IBM, Red Hat, Oracle, Salesforce, Citrix and other cloud vendors. He can be reached at wmillward@thechannelcompany.com.

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Killexams : Hispanic Heritage Foundation Announces Collaboration with IBM to Upskill Latinos Through IBM SkillsBuild and Meet America's Workforce Needs

WASHINGTON, DC / ACCESSWIRE / October 14, 2022 / The Hispanic Heritage Foundation (HHF) announced today its collaboration with IBM (NYSE:IBM) which includes leveraging IBM SkillsBuild - a free education program that helps students and adult learners develop valuable new skills and access career opportunities in technology fields - by providing digital content, personalized mentoring, and the experiential learning they need to gain technical, critical thinking, and creative problem-solving skills. The program will be offered for FREE to HHF Network, is completely digital, and includes IBM-branded digital credentials that are recognized by the market to create direct pathways to tech jobs. The effort will be open to high school students, college students, young professionals, and adult learners.

"This IBM SkillsBuild collaboration has been a transformational goal of our tech pathways strategy and goal for years," said Jose Antonio Tijerino, President, and CEO of HHF. "Our community has a tremendous value proposition for America's workforce and through this innovative collaboration, America can benefit from the talent we have always had to offer. Our collective mission is to provide training and opportunities for our community to make an impact in the tech sector.

We are grateful to IBM for allowing us to leverage their expertise and pathways in preparing the Latinx community for jobs that desperately need to be filled. As Latinos, we're ready as we always have been."

The learning pathways available through IBM SkillsBuild include courses on workplace skills, such as communication and leadership skills designed for any beneficiary wishing to understand how to work in the digital world, as well as courses on data analytics, cybersecurity, cloud computing, and many other technical disciplines. The program will also help early school leavers and long-term unemployed to gain what is required to re-enter the workforce. Courses are available in English and Spanish, providing Hispanic learners with a better and deeper understanding of course materials, to help ensure completion and professional competency.

"As a Latina, I am very excited and honored to be partnering with the Hispanic Heritage Foundation to provide free education and career readiness resources to Hispanics nationwide," said Claudia Cortes Romanelli, Director of Corporate Social Responsibility at IBM. "I see every day the great opportunity to invest in skilling the next generation of STEM talent from the Hispanic community. We look forward to working with HHF as part of our commitment to equitably skill 30 million people worldwide."

The Hispanic Heritage Foundation award-winning LOFT (Latinos on Fast Track) program is a leadership and workforce development program and network with a focus on various sectors or "tracks," including tech. HHF's broad network and beyond will be exposed to IBM SkillsBuild to learn, and build skills in artificial intelligence, data science, cloud, security, information technology, and more, with opportunities for mentoring and networking in the tech space as well as earning certifications and placements into the workforce.

IBM and HHF's collaboration is part of IBM's commitment to equitably skill 30 million people globally by 2030.

About the Hispanic Heritage Foundation

HHF's mission focuses on education, the workforce, identity, and social impact through the lens of leadership and culture. For more information, visit www.hispanicheritage.org and follow the Hispanic Heritage Foundation on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, and TikTok

About IBM Education

As part of the company's Corporate Social Responsibility efforts, IBM's education portfolio takes a personalized, diverse, and deep approach to STEM career readiness. IBM's pro bono programs range from education and support for teens at public schools and universities to career readiness resources for aspiring professionals and job seekers. IBM believes that education is best achieved through the collaboration of the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors.

IBM SkillsBuild is a free education program focused on underrepresented communities, that helps adult learners, and high school and university students and faculty, develop valuable new skills and access career opportunities. The program includes an online platform that is complemented by customized practical learning experiences delivered in collaboration with a global network of partners. The online platform offers over 1,000 courses in 19 languages on cybersecurity, data analysis, cloud computing, and many other technical disciplines - as well as in workplace skills such as Design Thinking. Most importantly, participants can earn IBM-branded digital credentials recognized by the market. The customized practical learning experiences could include project-based learning, expert conversations with IBM volunteers and mentors, premium content, specialized support, connection with career opportunities, and access to IBM software. IBM SkillsBuild operates in 168 counties and has supported 2.2M learners.

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Killexams : Cloud Reports Offer Skills Gap Solutions

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Cloud Reports Offer Skills Gap Solutions

Two exact "state of cloud" reports offer advice on how to address the everlasting, crippling cloud skills dearth.

The inability to find IT pros with requisite cloud skills is persistently identified as a major challenge to organizations moving to cloud computing, as we have covered in exact articles like "Cloud Strategy Survey Highlights Skills Shortage, Cloud Overspend" and "IBM Cloud Study: 'Initial Excitement' Bends to Skills, Security, Compliance Challenges" and even articles from years ago like this 2018 article, "Report: 'Cloud and Distributed Computing' Are Skills Companies Need Most."

In fact, only 8 percent of global technologists have significant cloud-related skills and experience, says a exact "2022 State of Cloud Report" report from Pluralsight, a technology workforce development company known for its training courses.

That report, like many before it, identifies security skills as the most coveted in this age of rampant ransomware and other cybersecurity threats, though it also highlighted a need for database analytics, networking, machine learning and several other highly sought-after skills.

Pluralsight said security was the No. 1 obstacle preventing organizations from achieving cloud maturity. "When 40 percent of leaders and learners agree that security is the top skills gap, we have a serious problem," the company said in a blog post last month. "That is, unless you want to see your organization's name splashed across the headlines. Cloud computing is the future. That much is clear. But to provide consumers with reliable solutions, we have to prioritize security."

The 8 percent figure mentioned above led off Pluralsight's list of major takeaways from its report:

  • 75 percent of leaders are building new products and features in the cloud, but only 8 percent of technologists have extensive experience working with cloud-related tools.
  • 64 percent of learners are new to the cloud and looking for basic training.
  • 62 percent of leaders implement the latest technologies as soon as they're available.
  • Employees are 94 percent more likely to stay with a company that invests in their skill development.
  • 71 percent of learners prefer daily or weekly learning opportunities, and 64 percent prefer learning by doing with hands-on tools like labs and sandboxes.

Pluralsight's report compiled survey results from more than 1,000 technologists and leaders in the United States, Europe, Australia and India on the most current trends and challenges in cloud strategy and learning.

A second report, "IBM Transformation Index: State of Cloud," also emphasized how crucial security concerns are. That report is designed to help organizations gauge how they fare against industry and local cloud norms in a variety of cloud areas. IBM said the report is based on its own research with more than 3,000 IT and business decision makers in 12 countries and 23 industries, revealing the areas where teams face the biggest challenges and opportunities. There, of course, security is also front and center, along with the skills gap.

"More than 90 percent of financial services, telecommunications and government organizations who responded have adopted security tools such as confidential computing capabilities, multifactor authentication and others," IBM said in a Sept. 29 blog post. "However, gaps remain that prevent organizations from driving innovation. In fact, 32 percent of respondents cite security as the top barrier for integrated workloads across environments, and more than 25 percent of respondents agree security concerns present a roadblock to achieving their cloud business goals.

"When it comes to managing their cloud applications, 69 percent of respondents say their team lacks the skills needed to be proficient. This, combined with each cloud generating its own operating silo, puts constraints on the efficiency and effectiveness of people's work."

The skills shortage was discussed further in the genuine report, which said: "Cloud complexity continues to grow. Many IT teams lack the necessary cloud skills to manage this complexity successfully and will need to reskill, hire for new skills, or 'borrow' skills via free agents in a gig model. Almost seven out of 10 respondents say their organization's IT team lacks the skills to architect or manage cloud applications."

Both reports go into much greater detail about the talent dearth, cloud computing obstacles and much more, while also offering advice to organizations to address those issues.

When it comes to offering solutions to mitigate the cloud skills shortage, Pluralsight unsurprisingly emphasized training, or "upskilling."

To shrink skills gaps and reduce lost internal knowledge, the company said: "Employees need to be aligned with company strategy while they begin to upskill to build within your cloud structure. Institutional knowledge is hard to come by and critical to maintain, which means it's essential that you don't allow critical internal knowledge to leave with an employee if they leave your company. Providing upskilling tools and opportunities is a worthwhile investment, but an investment nonetheless, so take steps to assure it properly benefits your long-term goals."

Pluralsight said organizations can mitigate this risk in a few ways:

  • Schedule cloud upskilling times as if they were ceremonies and build in a retrospective meeting for knowledge sharing
  • Set up instructor-led training courses for entire teams where specific skills are needed
  • Reduce knowledge silos through mentorship, documentation, and cross-team collaboration
  • Incentivize employees to upskill through transparent conversations about organizational cloud plans
  • Set skip-level meetings for junior-level developers to learn from senior devs

IBM, meanwhile, said that to develop a cadre of cloud-skilled resources and create a single effective hybrid cloud operating model, organizations should consider the following steps:

  • Start with defining a strategic workstream on a people agenda
  • Empower a cloud Center of Excellence (CoE) to bring the hybrid cloud operating model to life to incubate and hone the necessary skills
  • Accelerate execution and empower your people with a skills and experience development program to thrive in the hybrid cloud operating model

Other bullet lists of advice came from our May article, "How to Address Crippling Cloud Skills Shortage?"

That article features the above graphic from Deloitte and bullet lists from that company and others including McKinsey & Company, The Linux Foundation's Clyde Seepersad and others. Here are some samples:

    Deloitte:
  • Training: Leverage inside or outside training to help provide the required cloud computing skills to existing staffers.
  • Hiring: Find net new employees that bring the required cloud computing skills. This could also mean hiring outside consulting or other contract employees.
  • Replacing: Consider replacing existing staffers with staff that have the required skills. This may also mean reducing the number of as-is staffers due to the fact that fewer of them may be required for a post-cloud computing enterprise.
    McKinsey & Company:
  • Find engineering talent with broad experience and skills
  • Balance talent maturity levels and team composition
  • Build an upskilling program that is extensive, mandatory, and focused on need
  • Build an engineering culture that optimizes the developer experience
  • Consider using partners to accelerate development, and assign your best cloud leaders as owners
  • To keep top talent from leaving, focus on what motivates them
    The Linux Foundation's Clyde Seepersad:
  • Hire Underqualified Individuals and Train Them
  • Advertise Training Opportunities When Recruiting
  • Take Advantage of Certification Exams
  • Sponsor Scholarship Programs
    Dice:
  • Hire a Diverse Team
  • Invest in Training and Education
  • Prioritize Cloud Security
  • Hire People Who Can Align Business and Cloud
  • Look for Varied Cloud Service Model Experience
    Forbes:
  • Enable leadership for a cloud-first mindset.
  • Establish Central Cloud CoE (CCoE).
  • Focus on tech intensity and raise technology quotient.
  • Establish cloud innovation hackathons with gamification.
  • Adopt hyper-automation and a well-architected framework (WAF).
  • Leverage on-demand consultant network.
  • Partner with hyperscalers.
  • Outsource cloud operations.
  • Establish co-innovation labs.
  • Find innovative ways to acquire and retain talent.
  • Adopt and invest in open source projects and communities.

About the Author

David Ramel is an editor and writer for Converge360.

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Killexams : IBM and AWS Create a Path to Modernization Via Industry-Specific Solutions No result found, try new keyword!Industry-specific solutions in development cover verticals including manufacturing, financial services, healthcare, and transportation. Wed, 12 Oct 2022 13:27:00 -0500 en-US text/html https://www.cio.com/article/409679/ibm-and-aws-create-a-path-to-modernization-via-industry-specific-solutions.html Killexams : IBM doubles down on partner ecosystem investment
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IBM is on a mission to double its revenue via its partner ecosystem in the next three to five years, making some significant updates to its PartnerWorld program along the way. 

As part of its efforts to re-position ecosystem partners at the center of the company’s go-to-market strategy, partners will now have access to the same badges and selling enablement materials as IBM sellers.

This is part of IBM’s ongoing commitment to growing its ecosystem.

“We will continue to make investments in the partner experience so that together, as a single team, we can achieve our goal of doubling revenue through the IBM ecosystem in the next 3–5 years,” said Kate Woolley, IBM’s ecosystem general manager.

The badges and additional materials are available through a new learning hub, designed to Improve the digital experience for partners.

“Users will notice a more modernised and consistent experience on the IBM training site, making it easier to find resources,” Woolley said.

All registered partners have access to these resources at the same time as IBM sellers, and at no cost.