Ecosystem Essentials

PartnerWorld program news & updates

IBM Benelux Celebrates Partners at the Night of the Stars

Written by Sander Slingerland | June 17, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Partner Perspectives

In May, the Benelux Partner Ecosystem Organization hosted its annual Night of the Stars dinner event during which we hand over our IBM Business Partner Awards. This exclusive evening is a way for IBM to honor and thank its Business Partners for their outstanding contribution and ongoing commitment to partner with IBM.  With the annual ...read more


Upgrading Your Business with Simplification

Written by Jolene Mueller | June 14, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

When I was in grade school, I read a nursery rhyme called “The House that Jack Built.” The rhyme builds upon the connection between many things like people and animals, and Jack’s house. I can’t help but see a couple parallels with the ongoing transformation of the IBM Partner Ecosystem. Our resources, technology, tools and ...read more


The Importance of Building Diverse Teams

Written by Dorothy Copeland | June 12, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers, Making the World Better

This month I was honored to be named as one of 20 IBM Partner Executives on CRN’s 2019 Women of the Channel, and featured on CRN’s 2019 Power 100 list. I am proud to be recognized among so many high-performing female leaders at IBM and across the industry. It caused me to reflect on how ...read more


Don’t build the future alone. Let us help.

Written by Donna Schlitt | June 10, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Marketing, Partner Perspectives

Bacon and eggs. Holmes and Watson. Lennon and McCartney. Batman and Robin. Stream the latest British baking show, explore a “whodunit” murder mystery, or devour popcorn at the latest super-hero blockbuster and a common theme will begin to emerge – cooperation leads the way to greatness. We live in a world where the next technical ...read more


Your feedback: Fuel for the Ecosystem

Written by John Teltsch | June 4, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Good Tech + Great Thinkers

We value your feedback. How often have you heard this phrase? This short statement is echoed across organizations large and small. In the IBM Partner Ecosystem, “We value your feedback” is more than just a phrase. Those words serve as a catalyst to drive change and transformation, enhancing the customer experience and relationship. This year, ...read more


Q&A with BlueSky Technology Partners: Why every partner can benefit from the IBM Value Package

Written by Jamie Mendez | May 2, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Partner Perspectives

What could your business achieve with the IBM Value Package? Several months ago, we asked IBM Value Package subscribers to describe the competitive value of the IBM Value Package. Check out the video here if you missed it. With the announcement of Value Package 2.0, we caught up with one of the IBM Business Partners featured in ...read more


Close more deals and contribute to environmental sustainability with refurbished IT

Written by Justine Tan | April 19, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Services

On Earth Day 2019, consider this: IT equipment and parts can’t always be recycled. Reusing them is one of the best solutions available to contribute to environmental sustainability. IBM recognized the growing need of IT asset recovery over 35 years ago, when we established processes to extend the life of IT equipment with second and ...read more


Accelerate your 2019 success with Management and Platform!

Written by Micah Mingo | April 11, 2019 | Cloud, Ecosystem Essentials

Thank you to everyone who took the opportunity to attend IBM Think, IBM PartnerWorld at Think or any of the IBM Fast Start sessions. These events were a great place to network, and they all offered amazing opportunities to sharpen our technical and sales skills. The IBM Business Partner community is an integral part of ...read more


There is no better time than now to begin your education series on IBM Journey to Cloud!

Written by Micah Mingo | March 29, 2019 | Cloud, Data + AI, Ecosystem Essentials

There is a common theme around the questions I’ve been hearing lately. What are the plans for cloud? What is IBM’s strategy for cloud? How does IBM plan to meet the changing demands for cloud? IBM has been thinking about these questions too. If you attended Think 2019, you got a sneak peek at the ...read more