Thousands of retailers gathered in the Big Apple for Retail’s BIG Show last week to learn about cutting-edge retail technologies and new market trends. During this event , on January 10, IBM announced a refresh of the IBM Retail Industry Framework. The refresh aligns the existing framework structure with the Smarter Planet Imperatives and incorporates technology from recent IBM acquisitions including Coremetrics, Sterling Commerce, Unica and Netezza. to help retailers deliver a smarter shopping experience and create smarter merchandising and... [More]
IBM and OsiSoft smarter energy solution allows Eledia to enable customers to monitor energy usage in near real-time, to control consumption and reduce their carbon footprint. What was the situation? Edelia has launched a scalable pilot program to improve household energy management using advanced technology. Edelia envisions helping consumers reduce their energy consumption and costs, as well as enabling power companies to optimize energy production and expenses. As a result, Edelia aims at becoming the leader in Energy Management Services for... [More]
There is a great new podcast that has just been added to The Channel Happy Hour (http://channelhh.com/). In it Mike Riegel, Vice President Marketing, ISV and Developer Relations, discusses the channel opportunities around the IBM growth plays of Smarter Planet, Growth Markets, Cloud Computing and Business Analytics. Mike also addresses the new IBM Cloud Computing Specialty and IBM Industry Solution Specialty programs, highlighting ISV relationships in various industries. Among those mentioned was our own VirtualAgility, the first IBM... [More]
A very solid case could be made for the term "Cloud" to be added to the next edition of the Oxford English Dictionary. The term Cloud, referring to the benefits and approach associated with internet based computing, has long spread its wings beyond the vernacular of the IT industry for mainstream recognition amongst, well, most people at your next social gathering. While consumer recognition of the benefit of cloud services is high, my experience visiting enterprise clients throughout Asia Pacific, is that many organizations continue... [More]
Among all of the interesting bits of information from Lotusphere came word that Government Partner UnifiedEdge would be helping to keep the 100,000+ fans packed into Cowboys Stadium safe and secure during Super Bowl XLV It turns out that we do, in fact, have an app for that. Learn more at the Youtube link below, or at our Sametime blog Youtube link to Unified Edge Link to our sametime Blog
The IBM Smarter Commerce Global Summit
Highlight: Business Partner Forum Monday May 20
This is the #1 event for IBM and for IBM Partners focused on the Smarter Commerce market opportunities. This is an executive leadership event for ISVs and for IBM, with participation that will include: IBM sales, IBM executive leadership, heads of business development, heads of marketing, heads of sales.... and line of business decision makers from a range of businesses aligned with Smarter Commerce... [More]
Great example of how IBM + our partners are helping deliver real world outcomes for our customers. In this case, the location is Memphis, TN where the dedicated men and Womena of the Memphis PD have been able to reduce serious crime by 30% thanks to an analytics solution by IBM and Business Partner ESRI. See the full story here and share it with your customers! http://www.ibm.com/smarterplanet/us/en/leadership/memphispd/ In the city Memphis, violent crime was increasing at a rate of 2.5 percent, citizens were growing concerned and the police... [More]
More great work between IBM and their partner ecosystem. I posted an earlier blog entry about Sametime and Government Partner UnifiedEdge going to the Superbowl . T oday IBM will announce that Ft. Worth and Tarrant County will adopt the UnifiedEdge + IBM solution to allow police, firefighters, healthcare providers and officials to share radio communication, text messaging and files on the fly. I had the opportunity to visit the Fort Worth Emergency Response Center a few months back. The team there graciously agreed to give us a tour and... [More]
Calling all Developers and IBM Business Partners ! Come and join us at IBM Pulse 2014, our premier CLOUD event, where we’ll be holding an App Throwdown !
Compete with your best cloud solution and be highlighted in front of Clients and IBM Sales teams during qualifying rounds. The winner will be on the main stage on Day 3 in front of over 8,000 Re-sellers, Clients, and IBM Sellers – giving you the opportunity to reach a new and broad audience !
In addition to sharing your solution with the conference audience, we will... [More]
One of the most valuable benefits of being an IBM Business Partner is the access IBM’s entire global ecosystem of distributors, application developers, resellers, system integrators and startups. The best way to connect with the ecosystem, is with the IBM Business Partner Locator Tool .
Here is info on why this is important, an example, a video walk-thru and link to the tool
Why should partners connect?
To gain unfair advantage in the marketplace, to reach new geographies, to add new sales routes to market,... [More]