Global Knowledge announced it is expanding its application development portfolio. For that goal the company is acquiring DevelopMentor.
DevelopMentor has offices in Los Angeles, USA and in Swindon, England. The company is providing solutions for software professionals who are involved in the life cycle of the software projects. Thanks to DevelopMentor, Global Knowledge now has over 300 courses in the application development portfolio. They will also be used for the company’s asynchronous learning capabilities.
“The developer education market is an important growth area for our company, and this investment supports that objective,” says Brian Branson, CEO and president, Global Knowledge in the official statement. “We’re very pleased to add DevelopMentor to the Global Knowledge team. With this expansion, we will have a broader set of software and application development learning solutions to provide to our customers, as well as greater depth of expertise to help them carve a pathway for success and reach their goals with the highest-quality instruction and support.”
Currently Global Knowledge has an application development portfolio that includes courses for Python, Swift, Java among others. They can also teach people how to operate across various platforms and methodologies. The growing adoption of mobile and cloud operating systems, along with corporate initiatives aligned to BYOD, software-defined networking and big data analytics, are forcing greater breadth of application development capability from traditional IT staff, as well as enterprise architects, says the company.
“We understand that organizations across industries face increasing challenges when recruiting and fostering talent for developer skills – and that those skills are critical for organizations to innovate and transform their businesses within the technology trends of hybrid cloud, mobile enterprise applications, Web commerce and cybersecurity,” said Michael Fox, SVP, Enterprise Solutions for Global Knowledge. “Our app dev portfolio has grown gradually during the past few years, but more and more customers are indicating a need for professional development solutions to address growing requirements for these skills. The addition of the DevelopMentor course portfolio will enable us to offer our customers the broadest, most modern skills development capability for their growing developer teams.”
The acquisition is meant to support the customers of both companies.
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