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|February 1, 1999||
IBM and Aptech tie up for e-business opportunityIBM Global Services India and Aptech have announced a strategic e-business solution partnership.
Through this partnership, IBM and Aptech will be able to combine their respective complementary strengths to bring a wide range of e-business solutions to the Indian and global marketplace, a company statement claimed.
The alliance will host activities such as education, knowledge management, migration from legacy applications and development of Web enabled solutions based on IBM's e-business technology.
Ganesh Natarajan, managing director, Aptech, says this tieup qualifies Aptech to become an IBM e-business solutions training partner.
"In the first phase, we will offer training on IBM's e-business solutions in over 35 Asset centres in the metros and then extend it across the country network of centres. We will also offer consulting and implementation services using IBM Net, commerce technologies to corporations in India and abroad," Natrajan revealed.
IBM Global Services India President Pawan Kumar says, "We are very excited by this partnership between two giants. Aptech Education is the undisputed leader in the field of IT education in India and has brought about a revolution by making it affordable and widely available. Aptech has rich domain expertise in building e-business solutions. IBM is the unquestioned leader in e-business worldwide and has some of the richest suite of solutions and technologies that students can leverage. The synergy of this partnership would benefit students who would have access to IBM's world-class courses. Industry could use IBM's technology and Aptech's skills to develop state of art applications to stay competitive in the changing world order."
Asset International is part of the global chain of 1,140 centres run by Aptech Limited and offers courses in classroom, multimedia and Web formats.
The course fees range between Rs 46,000 and Rs 58,000 for six months to 18 months. The individual training market in India is as large as 89 per cent of the training market. This segment of career seekers has been spurred by the growing demand of software professionals trained in the required skills, Pawan Kumar explained.
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