We're nearing the end of the third quarter here at IBM, which can only mean one thing...launch season! To help you keep track of all of these launch events, I've provided a summary of some of the biggest so that you can more easily choose which ones you'd like to register for:
This webcast will launch a new era of partnership, kicking off a new PartnerWorld initiative for Managed Service Providers (MSPs). IBM executives will talk about about new incentives, offerings and marketing
programs for MSPs.
October 3 - Smarter Computing in the New Era of IT
During this webcast, IBM will announce the launch of
new systems innovations that will enable organization to quickly
and cost-effectively meet the demands of today and tomorrow. Your clients are welcome at this webcast, so feel free to invite them when you register. There is also a Twitter chat scheduled for the following day, for which you can find details on the Smarter Computing Blog
. Don't forget to tweet with hashtag #ChatSC when you participate in the chat.
This series of events will focus on new announcements around IBM PureSystems, including how clients can accelerate cloud deployment with expert integrated systems that are built for cloud, take control of massive volumes of transactional data to reduce IT costs and minimize risk, and streamline how they utilize customer data and operational analytics in real time. There will be a live virtual event, as well as a number of face-to-face events in cities around the world. You can also invite clients to this webcast.
This virtual launch event will feature live demonstrations, interviews and a panel discussion, as well as tech expert Katie Linendoll. She and the other featured speakers will discuss how to extend and transform existing business capabilities to mobile, build and connect new mobile applications to back end systems, and manage and secure mobile environments. This virtual event is also open to end-user clients, so feel free to invite your clients to join you when you register.
October 11 - Turning Opportunity into Profitability: IBM Software Business Partner 4Q Webcast
This webcast is not so much a launch as it is a rallying cry for a strong close to 2012. IBM executives Mark Register and Shaun Jones will talk about the key actions that you can take to close sales in 2012, as well as get an update on any program enhancements made this year that you may have missed. You'll also have an opportunity to get your questions answered in a live Q&A session during the webcast. Software Business Partners will not want to miss this one.
Have another event that you'd like to add to this list? Feel free to list it in the comments section of this post!