New Benefits Program for Cloud Solutions Providers ISVs

By Ruth Taylor

Are you creating Cloud solutions?

Wondering how to accelerate your business? Good news! – IBM is announcing a new benefits program specifically designed for the needs of Cloud Solutions Providers and ISVs. Do you need access to technology? Need help to drive demand for your business? Ready to make more money?

IBM’s Solutions Provider program delivers benefits in these three areas.

1. Access IBM Technologies and build solutions on the IBM Bluemix platform • Bluemix Service Credits: Explore and build skills with $1200-6000/year • PoC / Sandbox: Access Technical Architecture support via BP Solution Hubs (in person or virtual) • Achieve Technical Certifications: Build cloud competencies with Cloud and Bluemix

2. Drive Demand  • Ready for IBM Cloud Validation: Provides solution assurance to your clients and additional benefits • Co-brand & co-market: Increase brand visibility with IBM and Bluemix with the IBM Business Partner mark • Industry GTM: Expand your markets with IBM Cloud industry specific solutions • Digital Media Marketing: Social media marketing, web content

3. Make Money • Market Development Funding: Demand generation support and funding • IBM Industry and Commercial Sales Support: Teaming for joint sales pursuits • Reseller and referral benefits available, also

It’s easy to get started

1. Sign up for the IBM Cloud Solution Provider program on ibm.com/bluemix/partners to receive Cloud benefits, as well as be the first to know about ISV specific information 2. If you aren’t a member of IBM PartnerWorld, register to receive additional benefits. 3. All signed up? Get going with Bluemix service credits. Claim them on PartnerWorld 4. Do you have a Bluemix solution? Validate your solution through Ready for IBM Cloud program and earn additional benefits – like eligilbity for sandbox and POC. 5. Keep building your cloud competencies and enhance your PartnerWorld status.

Remember, only the IBM Cloud Solution Provider program provides benefits designed to make it easier to build Cloud solutions on the IBM Bluemix platform and start driving profits immediately. Sign up now at ibm.com/bluemix/partners/

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