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New Horizons Joins Arrow’s Global Training Alliance for IBM Global Training

Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW), today announced that New Horizons Worldwide, Inc. (formerly PINK: NWRZ), recently joined Arrow’s global training alliance, a unique global learning ecosystem that makes IBM training available around the world, delivered in a consistent manner and based on local requirements. New Horizons operates more than 300 training centers in 70 countries and offers a wide range of technology, applications, and business skills training from basic application and desktop productivity tools to complex and integrated business systems.

“Education is a key element of our value-added services, enabling the market and the channel to support technology suppliers with product and solution readiness,” said Laurent Sadoun, president of the Europe, Middle East and Africa region and global services for Arrow’s enterprise computing solutions segment. “We look forward to our strategic cooperation with New Horizons, an authorized supporter of several leading technology providers and a pioneer in IT training with more than three decades of experience. Arrow and its global training alliance companies will soon complement the portfolio with a solution approach addressing critical business areas such as Big Data, mobility, security and cloud computing, leveraging its strategic IBM relationship in product businesses, combined with Arrow’s unique network of complementary vendors in security, virtualization and mobility.”

“The addition of authorized IBM training to our suite of offerings will allow New Horizons to provide even more training solutions to our customers,” said Earle Pratt, President and CEO of New Horizons. “We are excited to work with Arrow given it uniquely combines high-end technology distribution and value-added services with IT training capabilities. The collaboration will allow New Horizons and Arrow to provide a very comprehensive offering of training and product to our mutual customers.”

Arrow’s global training alliance is being extended and adapted to local customer requirements on an ongoing basis. Arrow's dedicated IBM Global Training website, http://edu.arrow.com/ibm, is subject to continuous update regarding the latest regions and trainings added. Arrow and the members of Arrow’s global training alliance are in the process of implementing IBM Global Training in 130 countries.

The scope of available training includes:

  • IBM Systems training (i.e., IBM Power Systems, IBM PureSystems, IBM System Storage and Storage Networking);
  • IBM System x and BladeCenter;
  • IBM System z;
  • Cloud Computing;
  • and IBM Software Trainings (i.e., Business Analytics, Information Management, Collaboration, Product Lifecycle Management, Rational, Tivoli and WebSphere).

About Arrow Electronics

Arrow Electronics (www.arrow.com) 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 460 locations in 58 countries.

IBM, BladeCenter, Collaboration, Power Systems and PureSystems, Rational, System x, System z, Tivoli and WebSphere are trademarks or registered trademarks of International Business Machines Corporation in the United States or other countries or both. A full list of U.S. trademarks owned by IBM may be found at ibm.com/legal/copytrade.shtml.

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