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Awards season for IBM Business Partners – Apply now!!!

It’s awards season!!! No, I’m not talking about the Oscars or the Golden Globes – I’m talking about the IBM Beacon Awards!! Business Partners, it’s up to you to nominate yourselves for these prestigious annual awards!

I hope to see all of our IBMPartnerWorld members and Business Partners nominate themselves for the fantastic solutions they’ve created using IBM products and services! It’s so easy to nominate yourself and the outcome is well worth the time it takes to fill out the nomination form.

Finalists and winners of the 2015 IBM Beacon Awards will gain great exposure to IBM clients and the industry, it’s a great way to differentiate yourself from your competitors, and ultimately it will help you sell, sell, sell! Awards will be presented at the PartnerWorld Leadership Conference.

Finalists and winners will receive one complimentary registration to the conference as well as promotion at the conference and on our PartnerWorld website.

Nominations close November 21, 2014 at 11:59 PM EST so get started on the application ASAP!

I think this is better than a Golden Globe, don’t you?

Get started here!

Big Data and Analytics doesn't have to be Scary!!! Learn more!

Here’s a non frightening way to learn about Big Data and Analytics!   Hear from IDC analysts in a webcast as they share insight from the whitepaper they authored, “The Big Opportunity for IBM Business Partners in Big Data and Analytics.”

And, just as a teaser, here’s a sneak preview about the IDC findings:

  • Projected revenue of over $32 billion by 2017
  • Focus on Line of Business Decision Makers for sales
  • Big Data and Analytics as a profitable “fast turn” business – potential of sales cycles lasting fewer than 90 days

The IDC whitepaper (requires IBM ID and password) includes the story of three IBM Business Partners (YaData, Aginity, and eCapital Advisors) as they approach the Big Data and Analytics market with their solutions.

This is such an important opportunity, that we’ve dedicated a webcast for this whitepaper. I can’t stress enough how important it is that you attend the webcast to learn more about the market opportunities with Big Data and Analytics.


IBM Announcement: The new Watson Ecosystem!

Today represents a milestone in the IBM Watson journey: the IBM Watson Ecosystem!

As you may recall, the Watson Technology is at the forefront of the next generation of cognitive computers: systems that can mine vast amounts of structured and unstructured data and share insights using natural language. Now, through the IBM Watson Ecosystem, you will have the opportunity to leverage this technology in the Cloud to build your own disruptive applications. We are initially focusing on the healthcare, travel and retail industries (in English language) but will be expanding this over time.

So, how exactly can you partner with us to develop ground-breaking solutions?

We offer three options:

1) Application partners can leverage the Watson Developer Cloud to build solutions using the IBM Watson technology
2) Content partners can deliver knowledge and expertise through the Watson Content Store
3) Partners with strong skills in the areas the Watson Ecosystem covers can offer these through the Watson Talent Hub.

Organizations that are interested in collaborating with IBM to develop Watson-powered applications can learn more here.