IBM Consulting Earns Over 22,000 AWS Certifications to Deliver More Value to Clients
As companies embrace a hybrid cloud approach, IBM Consulting is a trusted adviser to help them modernize and advance their business transformation journeys. To support its clients’ wherever they might be on their journey, the company has focused on growing its partnership with Amazon Web Services (AWS). As a result, IBM Consulting rapidly increased its AWS Certifications.
Working with AWS Partner Training and Certification, which equips AWS Partners with the practical cloud skills and industry-recognized credentials necessary to innovate on AWS, IBM Consulting helped employees earn over 22,000 active AWS Certifications. This has improved the breadth and depth of its joint offerings, providing more capabilities to clients. Line-of-business employees, such as those in sales and marketing roles, are more confident when advising clients about AWS.
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Founded in 1991, IBM Consulting is the professional services and consulting business unit of the multinational technology corporation IBM. “In 2020, our CEO, Arvind Krishna, shifted our strategy to focus on hybrid cloud and artificial intelligence,” says Mahmoud Elmashni, global managing partner of AWS at IBM Consulting. “He emphasized the importance of meeting clients’ needs by working with other companies in the industry. We recognized AWS as a strategic ally early on in this shift.”
With a hybrid cloud strategy, IBM clients can implement on-premises and cloud technologies to suit their business needs. With IBM Consulting’s expertise, clients can scale those solutions across their enterprises. “Our clients want to make sure that we have the depth and breadth of skills necessary to facilitate their hybrid cloud journeys, and oftentimes that means also having to help them navigate multicloud environments,” says Elmashni. “Obtaining industry-recognized AWS Certifications is the most straightforward way to validate our capabilities on a global scale.”
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