How Business Partners can get the most from Think 2020

Written by Andrea Bush | January 9, 2020 | Ecosystem Essentials

Four days just doesn’t seem like enough time. We’re quickly approaching IBM Think 2020, which will take place May 4-7 in San Francisco, California. And every year our attendees gain a lot from attending learning labs, tech demonstrations and networking sessions that we host. But with so much going on in a such a short timeframe, more

The road to cloud just got a lot less rocky

Written by Hermann Ballé | January 2, 2020 | Partner Perspectives

For a technology that’s supposed to make everything simpler, cloud can get a little complicated. Private. Public. Hybrid. Multicloud. XaaS. Kubernetes. There’s a lot to unpack and explain any time the conversation turns to cloud. And since the companies in the TIMETOACT Group are specialists in various kinds of cloud implementation, we have those types more

IBM Storage is celebrating the holidays and our successes

Written by Eric Herzog | December 23, 2019 | Systems

At IBM we are very proud of our comprehensive storage offerings. But we’re not the only one who thinks the IBM Storage portfolio delivers incredible value to clients, so do the storage industry experts. Between one of the most trusted channel publications in the world and one of the leading storage industry analysts, our storage more

Tech Data’s new Tech Labs put the power of AI in the hands of partners

Written by Vincenzo Bocchi | December 16, 2019 | Partner Perspectives

The use of technology to support quicker and more informed decision-making is fundamentally changing the way we do business. Our customers expect faster, better and more innovative services. Our shipping and distribution channels need to be streamlined, eliminating waste and delivering everything just-in-time. Our boardrooms demand richer insight into performance metrics—and they want them now. more

IBM public cloud — Use the technology of tomorrow, today

Written by Maria Fernanda Velazquez | December 9, 2019 | Cloud

According to a recent IDC report, by 2022, 90 percent of business innovations will happen using a public cloud. The report also says that from the year 2018 to 2023, 500 million new applications will be created, which is equal to the number built over the last 40 years. These stats tell us that the more

Beyond recognition – What is the true value of winning an IBM Beacon Award?

Written by Andrea Bush | December 5, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials

For the past 20 years, IBM Business Partners have helped drive innovation for their customers. And to this day, these leaders continue to pave a path to the future through the use of technology. To recognize this amazing work, IBM has been highlighting these partners through the IBM Beacon Awards – one of the highest more

How to think, build and grow through digital transformation

Written by Greg Warren | December 2, 2019 | Ecosystem Transformation

Can a children’s toy boost a partner’s business? Could thinking outside of the literal and figurative box grow your Business Partner revenue streams? The answers to these questions may be as simple as looking to one of the most popular children’s toys of all time. For over 80 years, Legos have granted children with the more

Digital alchemy – Turning data into gold

Written by Alistair Mackenzie | November 25, 2019 | Cloud, Partner Perspectives, Security

Data is the means by which enterprises can truly understand their customers – their needs, behaviors and buying patterns. And within an enterprise’s data lies the potential for greater revenue, increased efficiencies, reduced costs. This race to unlock that potential is the most significant play in business today. As technology continues to evolve – and more

The challenges facing today’s SaaS resellers—and how to turn them into opportunities

Written by Rory Gallagher | November 21, 2019 | Partner Perspectives

Is the digital economy a buyer’s market? Where business is won or lost based on whether it takes one click or two to complete a transaction? If you’re a “two-click” seller, is all hope lost? The hallmarks of our digital world—simple, immediate, always-on, personalized—do not mean that sellers and resellers, operating in an increasingly complex more