Be Prepared for the Move to SVP Authorized: Take Your Lotus Messaging and Collaboration Certification Tests at Lotusphere 2011
Jacqi Levy 270003E0DF JALEVY@US.IBM.COM | | Tags:  lotusphere sofware business notes lotus domino value partners svp plus collaboration messaging
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Last week, I wrote a post about the upcoming changes to the IBM Software Value Plus (SVP) program. This week, I wanted to give you some more information about how these changes will affect Lotus Business Partners.
Effective February 28, 2011, Lotus Messaging and Collaboration software is moving to the the SVP authorized category. This means that Lotus Business Partners will need to meet SVP requirements in order to continue to resell Lotus Messaging Products, including Notes, Domino, Alloy, and Lotus Protector.
Business Partners who resell Lotus Notes and Domino must meet the following requirements:
Business Partners attending Lotusphere 2011 may take your certification tests while in Orlando at the event (see my recent post detailing everything Business Partners need to know about Lotusphere 2011 for more information about the conference and how to register).
If you have any questions about Lotus and Software Value Plus, you may visit the Lotus SVP readiness site, or contact Stephanie Joy (firstname.lastname@example.org) or Bob Mahoney (email@example.com).
In addition, please don't forget to register for the IBM Business Partner 2011 kick-off on January 25th 2011 at 11:00 a.m. EST, which will be hosted by Sandy Carter. Sandy will share more information on all of the upcoming changes to the SVP program, as well as how partners can plan for success and grow their businesses in 2011.