Ecosystem Essentials

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Transformation Series Part VI: Technology’s Secret Ingredient

Written by Rosalva Nunez | August 21, 2019 | Cloud, Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

You can find the world’s most popular chicken restaurant in 118 countries. The franchise credits its success to its unique combination of eleven herbs and spices; a secret recipe locked away from public view in a vault. While this “secret recipe,” may have worked a marketing tool, the “secret ingredient” tactic is not unique to ...read more


SaaS: Separating fact from fiction

Written by Josh Young | August 6, 2019 | Cloud, Ecosystem Essentials, Partner Perspectives

“Mythbusters” was, perhaps, the greatest television show ever created. Over the course of 15 years and nearly 300 episodes, the hosts of this science program tested the truthfulness of rumors, urban legends, movie scenes, adages and news stories that many of us blindly accepted. And each time they busted or verified one of these myths, ...read more


IBM Business Partners are vital to the next chapter of cloud transformation

Written by Dorothy Copeland | August 1, 2019 | Cloud, Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

Since the acquisition of Red Hat a few weeks ago, IBM is making tremendous progress in the cloud, software and Systems space. There has never been a better opportunity for IBM Business Partners to capture the market momentum, build your cloud and software skillset and drive meaningful transformation for your customers. Today, we are accelerating ...read more


Ecosystem Transformation Series Part V: A Faster, Better Way to Compete and Win

Written by Jennifer Cloudt | July 31, 2019 | Cloud, Data + AI, Ecosystem Essentials...

I’m skeptical when a restaurant has too many choices on the menu. How can any one restaurant be good, really good, at making pizza, subs, steaks, Chinese food, Mexican food  and more? Most of the time they aren’t very good, just okay at best. But, I understand the logic behind the eight-page menu; they need ...read more


Prepare for the real world – engage a Client Experience Center

Written by Carla Shultis | July 26, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Systems

“People never learn anything by being told, they have to find out for themselves.” ― Paulo Coelho, Veronika Decides to Die Nothing beats first-hand knowledge. You can sit in classrooms, watch training videos and learn every theory and strategy. But nothing prepares you like actually sitting behind that steering wheel with your hands at “10 ...read more


IBM Management and Platform: Build for the future, thrive in the present

Written by Kim S. Overbay | July 23, 2019 | Cloud, Ecosystem Essentials

We live in the future. Everywhere we turn, we’re bombarded with the latest technologies. We carry phones in our pockets with more processing power than we used to reach to the moon. We have cars that can drive themselves. And clouds no longer hang in the sky but host our data and run our everyday ...read more


Ecosystem Transformation Series Part IV: IBM Value Package unlocking a fast changing ecosystem

Written by Jennifer Cloudt | July 19, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

What do you do when customers tell you they can’t afford something that would greatly benefit them? Sometimes, the answer is to simply make it more affordable. To improve the Business Partner experience the Partner Ecosystem has been undergoing a transformation, changing how we operate to maximize partners’ business and growth. IBM offers education and ...read more


Building blocks, rocket ships and business innovation. Co-creation changes everything.

Written by Elisabeth Stahl | July 17, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Systems

Did you ever try to build something big out of blocks as a child? A rocket? Or a castle? And every time you tried on your own, wasn’t it a little disappointing? No matter how much time you spent or how high you stacked those blocks, it looked a little plain – a little too ...read more


Introducing Watson AI “Partner Path”

Written by Phil Graham | June 25, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Watson

While no one can doubt that AI is today’s hottest ticket, you could be forgiven for thinking that AI might not be for you. However, with the market opportunity so attractive, can you really afford not to get involved? Knowing where to start with AI can be a challenge, but with our Watson AI Partner ...read more