Ecosystem Essentials

PartnerWorld program news & updates

Success in the 5G edge era calls for a vibrant partner ecosystem

Written by Evaristus Mainsah | February 27, 2020 | Ecosystem Essentials

The convergence of edge computing, AI and hybrid multicloud with the rollout of 5G will spark a whole new level of innovation. A manufacturer could more quickly and efficiently enable automated machines and industrial robots to analyze data right on the factory floor. A retailer could use AI-infused applications to mitigate profit-sensitive issues like spillage ...read more


IBM Partner Marketplaces: New name. New opportunities.

Written by Chris Oliver | February 6, 2020 | Ecosystem Essentials

We live in a digital world where simple access and real-time delivery is the norm. Just this past Thanksgiving, my wife and I received word only two days before the holiday that we would have two additional families joining us for dinner. We had to scramble — we needed more food, more drinks and even ...read more


Transform your relationship from being just another vendor — bring your customers to Think 2020

Written by Anurag Kubba | February 4, 2020 | Ecosystem Essentials

You’re going to Think 2020. You’ve submitted your travel request. You’ve booked that coveted window seat. You’ve made your hotel reservations. You have a clear game plan in place for how to make the most of those four days in May. You’re all set, right? Well, if you haven’t invited your customers yet, you may ...read more


Want to make your business better? Attend Think 2020

Written by Anurag Kubba | January 20, 2020 | Ecosystem Essentials

This May 4th-7th in the beautiful city of San Francisco, California, we will be hosting Think 2020, our annual business and technology conference. Over the course of just a few days, our partners will be greeted with a host of opportunities to revolutionize how they do business—discovering the technology, relationships and inspiration needed to transform ...read more


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, ...read 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 ...read more


Inspiring innovation – These IBM Beacon Award-winning solutions are changing things for the better

Written by Andrea Bush | November 12, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials

Twenty-one years ago, IBM ran its first Beacon Awards to celebrate its most innovative, forward-thinking Business Partners. Since then, the industry has transformed thanks to the commercial adoption of innovative technologies such as the cloud and artificial intelligence. And the 2019 IBM Beacon Awards were the most impressive yet. The solutions you all submitted are ...read more


Three tips for getting the most from your IBM business partnership

Written by Andrey Safronov | October 28, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Systems

Partnership offers benefits that can help organizations achieve new levels of success—like gaining access to a broader portfolio of solutions and finding a wealth of training opportunities and expertise. But how can you make the most of your partnership with IBM? You probably want to sell more to your customers, strengthen your customer base and ...read more


Shining through – Computer Gross gains attention with a new cloud marketplace

Written by Gianluca Guasti | October 9, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials

We live in a time of abundance. From deodorant to televisions to system integrators – consumers are overwhelmed with choices. For almost any product or service, they can pick from more options than they’ll ever rationally consider, which makes it challenging for businesses to cut through the noise and become a brand of choice. In ...read more