"i cannot tell a lie..."
of all the powerful quotes attributed to george washington - this is the one we all remember. ironically - it's not even accurate! but it's simple - and that's why it's so powerful.
our lives are complicated and so is business. but we're working on that. in fact, earlier this month ibm announced an easier way for business partners to make money using open source. business partners using websphere application server community edition (was ce) or db2 express-c now have free access to ibm's sales, marketing and technical consultants. the idea is simple. you work with ibm -free of charge- and we'll give you all the resources to help you get your open source apps to market quicker...and that's no lie! this initiative is already making a huge impact - more than 300 business partners have built their apps based on was ce and hundreds more are in the process.
speaking of impact - ibm announced another way to make your life simpler. ibm impact 2007 is coming to orlando, florida may 20 - 25. this will be ibm's largest-ever soa conference - with everything you ever wanted to know about soa and doing business with ibm. i am especially interested in the business partner day on may 20 - that will include among other things, partner-only breakout sessions and a gala reception just for ibm business partners. i hope you're planning on coming - and bringing the sun screen!
it's the truth!