Simplilearn Expands Partnership with Gulf Business Machines for Employee Development in Gulf Region


With over 30 years of experience, seven offices and over 1,500 employees in the region, Gulf Business Machines (GBM) is a leading provider of end-to-end digital solutions. GBM offers the largest portfolio in the region, including digital infrastructure, digital business solutions, security and state-of-the-art services. Since 1990, GBM has partnered with the world’s largest technology companies and has invested in a talented and skilled workforce to implement solutions that meet customers’ specific, complex and diverse business needs. Some of their strategic partners in the Gulf include IBM, Cisco and VMware.

Through the partnership with Simplilearn over 2020 and 2021, GBM has successfully developed its employees to achieve effective business results. This learning initiative will continue to equip GBM’s employees with digital skills, preparing them to meet the demands of a digital future and contribute to the growth of the organization.

How Simplilearn strengthens the GBM

The aim of the partnership is to make Simplilearn’s live virtual Bootcamps covering key skill areas available to GBM employees in all centers of the Gulf market. The skills and abilities acquired by its employees correspond to GBM’s business objectives.

Simplilearn uniquely offers a scalable platform solution for live virtual classroom training that combines live classrooms led by an expert instructor with applied learning components. The programs are available for beginner, intermediate and advanced learning levels. In addition to 24/7 educational support, all programs offer sessions with subject matter experts, industry-certified capstone projects, and hands-on practice through Integrated Labs. Upon completion of the programs, learners will receive certificates of completion from Simplilearn and related industry partners.

Sharing his point of view on this partnership, Sir. Krishna Kumar, Founder and CEO, Simplilearn, noted, “We are pleased to continue to support Gulf Business Machines throughout their development journey and to bridge the gap that exists in digital development. We believe this extended partnership will help the workforce acquire new skills, upgrade and redeploy existing skills, helping GBM explore new growth opportunities and improve business results. We are delighted to work with GBM for proactive skills upgrading and to contribute to the overall development goals of the region. “

A year ago, as part of our continued investment in the learning and development of our colleagues, we partnered with Simplilearn to add their learning platform to our existing catalog of learning interventions ” , noted Feras Al Majed, Vice-President – Human Resources, Gulf Business Machines. “To continue to foster a culture of lifelong learning within our organization and enhance the experience of our colleagues, we are delighted to extend this partnership. The blended learning approach offered by Simplilearn has provided our colleagues with a flexible and cutting-edge platform that enhanced their skills and insight to support our clients on their digital transformation journey. We look forward to expanding our collaboration with Simplilearn and continuing this mutually beneficial partnership in the future.

To look forward

The Gulf region is poised for digital transformation and a vast expansion of its tech workforce. GBM stands ready to take full advantage of these trends by supporting the technological growth of the region. The ongoing partnership between Simplilearn and GBM therefore has advantages that go far beyond the two companies and will improve the region’s technological ecosystem.

About Simplilearn

Founded in 2010 and based in San Francisco, California, and Bangalore, India, Simplilearn is the world’s first online bootcamp for digital economy skills training. Simplilearn provides access to world-class professional training for individuals and businesses around the world. Bootcamps are designed and delivered with world-renowned universities, leading companies and industry-leading organizations via live online courses with top industry practitioners, sought-after trainers and leaders global. From college students and early-career professionals to business managers, Simplilearn’s training programs are ideal development solutions for a variety of career or business goals.


SOURCE Simplilearn Solutions Private Limited


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