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IBM Innovation Centers
The IBM Innovation Centers will help you by providing:
We will provide access to a pre-configured server with the specific software needed to support your solution. This allows you to test, scale and tune your applications.
Ready for Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure
Ready for Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure helps demonstrate your solution compatibility with the IBM Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure software portfolio. The technical validation covers solutions and applications meeting the IBM integration criteria for integrating with Tivoli Software, Maximo, Netcool, TRIRIGA, Endpoint Manager, Storage Manager, SmartCloud service management, and SmartCloud Orchestration software. Successfully validated solutions can gain valuable exposure to clients and other IBM Business Partners through the ISM Library, Cloud Marketplace, and solution showcases.
The IBM Innovation Centers can help with information and arranging enablement assistance.
IBM Software Practice Accreditation
Accreditation is a program that allows any Business Partner to develop their technical skills and earn recognition for their skills achievements. There are two types of accreditation for 2014, Product and Solution. The Product level will focus on individual product deployment skills and the Solution level will focus on cross-product solution understanding and component product skills.
Business Partners are provided roadmaps and resources to facilitate skill development. Accredited partners benefit with discounts on future exams, access to self-paced on-line virtual classes and access to CSIDE demo system. Those achieving GOLD-level accreditation have additional opportunity for level 2 expedited support and technical enablement assistance from the IBM Innovation Centers for Cloud and Smarter Infrastructure solutions.