Skillsoft Partners with IBM developerWorks

Skillsoft to Become Provider for Learning Content to the IBM developerWorks Premium Community

BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Skillsoft, the global leader in eLearning, has been selected as an official learning content provider for the IBM developerWorks Premium membership. IBM developerWorks Premium helps software developers advance their careers by building new skills through powerful tools, services, training, and networking opportunities.

Skillsoft and IBM have signed an agreement in which developerWorks Premium subscribers will have access to Skillsoft’s vast library of IT learning content. IBM selected Skillsoft to provide thousands of searchable IT books on topics including cloud computing, virtualization and big data, user experience design, agile project management, software testing, and many others. This provides developerWorks Premium subscribers with access to Skillsoft’s expansive library of digital reference content from the world’s leading technology publishers. All content is delivered through Skillsoft’s integrated learning portal, which provides a highly curated and robust experience.

“We are excited to be partnering with IBM in the shared goal of providing top quality learning solutions to the developerWorks community,” said Bill Donoghue, chairman and CEO, Skillsoft. “This partnership gives us the ability to provide a best-in-class learning experience to users with the objective of setting developerWorks apart from similar platforms and making it the preferred destination for IT practitioners globally.”

IBM developerWorks attracts millions of developers monthly and is the go-to site for users to develop and master skills, solve problems, collaborate with peers, and stay ahead of the latest trends in open technologies and IBM products. The site offers more than 40,000 resources from tutorials and training to trials and downloads, to blogs and forums, as well as access to expert answers on IBM and the latest technical resources for the cognitive developer.

“With a strong 20-year track record in online learning and skill development, we knew that Skillsoft was the best choice to collaborate with, as we continually expand our developerWorks platform,” said Dirk Nicol, director of developerWorks, IBM. “We are confident that the addition of Skillsoft’s content to our premium learning platform will provide greater overall value to the platform and improve the overall user experience.”

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