IBM Software Value Plus extension for Lotus: Answers to your questions
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This communication provides important information concerning your ability to sell IBM Lotus Connections, IBM Lotus Quickr and IBM Lotus Sametime and IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony licences in 2010.
As you are aware, since January 25, 2010, IBM WebSphere Portal and Lotus Forms licences have been included in the authorized distribution portfolio of Software Value Plus (SVP). The IBM Lotus brand is now creating a new Reseller Authorization Group (RAG) called Social Software and Unified Communications (SS&UC) which will include the following product groups: IBM Lotus Connections, IBM Lotus Quickr, IBM Lotus Sametime Unified Telephony and IBM Lotus Sametime into authorized distribution.
The SS&UC RAG will be added to the Authorized Distribution portfolio of Software Value Plus on July 1, 2010. After July 1, if you wish to resell the products included in this RAG you must:
Alternatively, you can also participate in this new RAG through a Value Advantage Plus (VAP) solution. Should you choose this route, you do not have to have the certifications listed above.
Please ensure that you are prepared for this change:
Download the Lotus Reseller Authorization Group Skills Navigation Guide from the Lotus SVP Page, under Additional Resources (bottom of the page) and review it to understand how to get started and the courses needed to certify.
Review the comprehensive list of classes comprehensive list of classes to schedule the classes you may need to gain your certifications.
Note: IBM Lotus Notes and Domino are planned for inclusion into authorized distribution later in the year.
Click here for additional information on the SVP program.