Beacon award winners tap developerWorks for social business
SunBay won based on its multifaceted use of developerWorks to improve collaboration with 30 people across IBM Switzerland and IBM France, keeping everyone in the loop to streamline Service Provider Delivery Environment (SPDE) Framework validation. SunBay tapped the broad array of community social features in dW, including message boards, activities, blogs, files, bookmarks, and the iPhone app to support their business. The results included not only being quickly verified as meeting the IBM SPDE Framework requirements, but also a strong pipeline of joint IBM-SunBay customers.
CohesiveFT used the developerWorks publishing system, working with our professional editorial team to craft a relevant how-to article about cloud computing, entitled "Deliver cloud network control to the user: See how using a virtual network can put the customer in control of cloud networking". The article led to multiple sales leads (and reduced pre-sale inquiries and sales lead time) and several speaking engagements. CohesiveFT also employed a private developerWorks group to help create multiple sales leads as well as enhance collaboration between development and product management teams.
IBM partners -- and all IT businesses and individuals -- can benefit from developerWorks and our community by using our social business tools to better communicate and collaborate, privately as well as publicly. We offer not only a rich collection of how-to articles and tutorials, not only answers to your questions and input from experts via our blogs and discussion forums. Our broad set of community features let you create, communicate, collaborate, innovate -- in short, developerWorks community features are ready to help you embrace social business -- and thus help individuals, groups and partners alike drive business results.