On November 9th, IBM announced key Software Value Plus (SVP) enhancements that will position IBM Business Partners to take advantage of solutions-based opportunities in the marketplace. If you missed the webcast, here's a recap of the major announcements:
Five SVP ease of use enhancements, based on feedback from IBM Business Partners. Enhancements include a simplified certifications expiration schedule, a new IBM Business Partner SVP authorization mark, and more. Get full details on all of the enhancements here.
New SVP Industry Authorization: The new authorizations align with IBM's Smarter Planet work, which is driven through a focus on industry solutions. According to data presented in the webcast, industry solutions represent a $123B market opportunity in 2010. The new industry authorizations position IBM Business Partners to take advantage of that opportunity.
New SVP Security Authorization: Cross-brand capability solutions represent another growth opportunity for IBM Business Partners. The new SVP security authorization, which was announced during the webcast, is the first IBM cross-brand solution authorization. According to data presented during the webcast, security solutions represent a $23B market opportunity by 2015.
Additional offerings to help partners close deals in the fourth quarter. Check out PartnerWorld for more detail on those offerings.
You can also visit PartnerWorld to view a replay of the webcast, or get answers to some of the most frequently asked questions about IBM's announcements.
In addition, all IBM Software Business Partners will want to be sure not to miss the next round of exciting news coming up as part of the 2011 kick-off virtual event. This event will take place on January 25, 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EST, so make plans now to be part of our IBM Software Value Plus one year anniversary! This 2011 kick-off virtual event will review the latest market trends and unveil more exciting new announcements to help business partners refine their 2011 roadmap to success. Register for the webcast by clicking here and scrolling down to the bottom of the page. In addition, check out the below video invite from IBM's own Sandy Carter.
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