Ecosystem Essentials

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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


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


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


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


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


Ecosystem Transformation Series Part I: Feedback is Fuel for the Ecosystem

Written by John Teltsch | June 4, 2019 | Ecosystem Essentials, Ecosystem Transformation

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