Vancouver – CKA Networks is excited to announce PoliTwitter, a non-partisan service that uses Twitter to connect elected MPs and MLAs with their Canadian constituents with the goal of increasing engagement and promoting open government. Users can keep track of what politicians are saying, and what regular Canadians have to say about the issues, all in one convenient location. PoliTwitter is the first service for Canadian politics and has unparalleled functionality.
Tweets can be viewed federally and provincially, or narrowed down by partisan affiliation, province, topics, and more. The site also allows for real-time updates, which is invaluable during fast-paced events like elections. PoliTwitter archives all political tweets, so there is a permanent record that can be used for statistical analysis, trending and public record. The site also tracks photos and videos posted by MPs. As demonstrated by the recent Iranian and US elections, Twitter is a valuable tool for politics and PoliTwitter an invaluable tool for Canadians.
Nexient Learning Inc., Canada’s largest corporate training provider has been acquired by North Carolina company Global Knowledge. The combination of Global Knowledge’s Canadian operations with those of Nexient establishes Global Knowledge as Canada’s leading provider of IT and business skills training as well as leadership business solutions. With the integration of their complementary product portfolios, customers will benefit from an expanded and unparalleled range of learning solutions.
The Nexient acquisition supports Global Knowledge’s successful business strategy of securing key acquisitions that enable the company to provide quality training products, services, and solutions across a worldwide market. In 2007, Global Knowledge joined forces with Synergy Professional Services to expand across the Middle East and Africa. In 2006, the acquisition of Azlan Training established Global Knowledge as the largest IT training provider in Europe.
“We’re excited to join forces with Nexient,” said Brian K. Branson, Chief Executive Officer and President of Global Knowledge. “Their assets include a loyal customer base, a robust portfolio of products and learning solutions, a strong management team, and the proven ability to drive revenue. This is a unique strategic opportunity to expand Global Knowledge’s market presence in Canada and leverage Nexient’s portfolio throughout our worldwide organization.”
Donna de Winter, Chief Executive Officer and President of Nexient, said, “We’re delighted to become a part of the Global Knowledge family. With Global Knowledge’s financial strength, operational expertise, and worldwide reach, our customers are assured access to learning solutions that will continue to afford them a competitive edge, and they will gain access to a broader range of current and future products and services.”
The combined company’s portfolio includes award-winning curricula, expert instruction, and training solutions in information technologies such as Cisco, Microsoft, VMware, Citrix, Red Hat, business analysis, project management, ITILsup>®, and award-winning programs for leadership business solutions.