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GSE is a non-profit association, financially independent from IBM, hardware and software vendors, and all other IT and communication product and service providers. We exist to benefit our members, and the wider industry in general.


As you would expect, our members have enjoyed longstanding and often close relationships with IBM. Indeed, GSE members have invested in IBM technologies and so have a strong interest in getting the most out of their solutions. IBM also has a strong interest in helping GSE members to achieve their objectives, hence a partnership focused on improved understanding, education and two-way information sharing.

Maintaining a constant dialogue between individuals at all levels enables GSE members to benefit from a high degree of in-depth knowledge and information they might otherwise not have access to. As a result, GSE membership means employers and individuals can benefit from better informed decisions, are better prepared to meet professional challenges, and can gain unique insights into future technologies and opportunities.

“I’ve spoken to so many people, and made so many contacts, sharing information and knowledge.”

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