Arrow Selected as a Worldwide IBM Global Training Provider

  Arrow Selected as a Worldwide IBM Global Training Provider

Business Wire

ENGLEWOOD, Colo. -- July 12, 2013

Arrow Electronics Inc. (NYSE:ARW) has been selected as an IBM Global Training
Provider for IBM’s Software Group and Systems and Technology Group.

Arrow has been an IBM distributor since 1989, and its IT training group, Arrow
Enterprise Computing Solutions Education, an established education and
training services provider that is among one of the most comprehensive and
innovative in the IT industry, is one of the largest IBM Training providers.
As such, Arrow has been working closely with IBM to successfully test elements
of the new model in the United Kingdom, Ireland and the Nordics.

During the selection process, Arrow demonstrated the required qualifications
based on excellence in marketing, selling, IT training capabilities and the
ability to cover IBM Training on a global basis. In the next 12 months, Arrow
ECS Education will implement its IBM Global Training program in up to 130
countries. It is anticipated that the program will be available in 10
countries to start, and that it will be offered in more than 50 additional
countries by the end of 2013 and to the remaining countries by Summer 2014.

“As a value-added distributor and one of the leading IT training providers, we
are excited and honoured that IBM will leverage our IT training expertise and
excellence as part of IBM’s Global Training program,” said Laurent Sadoun,
president of Arrow ECS in Europe, the Middle East and Africa and head of
Arrow’s worldwide services for the ECS segment. “This initiative that we have
tested with IBM in Europe provided a great opportunity to demonstrate our
capabilities to deliver high-quality IT skills trainings. We will now support
IBM’s new partner-led model through innovative training solutions and a global
team of training experts to help increase IBM education and adoption of the
IBM software and systems portfolio in the global marketplace. It will also
deliver to our partners an outstanding degree of visibility on their customer
projects, bringing many cross-selling and upselling opportunities.”

“Arrow demonstrated its capabilities to roll out IBM Training consistently
across the globe as one of our IBM Global Training Providers,” said Bob
McDonald, vice president, IBM Training. “With our long history of successful
collaboration, we look forward to teaming with Arrow to help business and
technology leaders reduce the IT skills gap through greater access to skill
building resources for advanced solutions such as mobile, cloud, analytics and
social business.”

More information on Arrow’s global IBM portfolio is available at:

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics ( is a global provider of products, services
and solutions to industrial and commercial users of electronic components and
enterprise computing solutions. Arrow serves as a supply channel partner for
more than 100,000 original equipment manufacturers, contract manufacturers and
commercial customers through a global network of more than 470 locations in 55


Arrow Electronics
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