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As we're preparing for Pulse, I get the opportunity to speak many individuals who will be at the conference this month. One such individual is Anthony Aurigemma, the Worldwide leader of the Software Accelerated Value program (AVP) for IBM Tivoli Software. He has been in this role since 2006 and has been with IBM since 2004, when he joined Tivoli as part of IBM's acquisition of Candle Corporation. I asked him to a few questions about the AVP that he will be discussing in depth at Pulse.
What is the IBM Software Accelerated Value Program?
Anthony: The IBM Software Accelerated Value Program delivers a "proactive, cost-reducing, and productivity enhancing" advisory service. The program pairs each client with an assigned team who builds a foundational understanding of the client's overall environment. Through that understanding, the trusted partner works to facilitate faster deployment, lifecycle leadership, risk mitigation, and more by identifying ways to improve the client's environment, staff skill set, and processes.
Each of our AVP contracts are customized to specifically meet the client's needs and price point by creating a combination of services, including remote or on-site assistance, best practice sharing, skill building activities, and diagnostic coaching. Ultimately, AVP allows our clients to derive maximum business value from their successfully deployed IBM software with proven, quantifiable results.
Why should people purachase AVP?
Anthony: The IBM Software Accelerated Value Program is built on a simple value proposition: To help clients unlock the full value of IBM middleware software by leveraging effective solutions that ensure quantifiable results. The demand for today's businesses to respond flawlessly to potential volatility requires our customers to continually find ways to achieve higher productivity and savings from their IT infrastructure, while continuing to plan for the future needs of their business.
We provide our customers a customized solution that specifically meets their needs by creating a combination of services and we directly partner with them to ensure their success.
Why are you going to Pulse?
Anthony: AVP is at Pulse for a couple of reasons this year. First, we want to acknowledge our current Accelerated Value customers and show our appreciation to them for their loyalty to us. We're doing this in two ways. First, we are having a lounge at the Client Reference lounge in the Expo hall for our current clients to come in and hang out, check e-mail, and socialize with us and other customers. We'll be serving food and beverages and, we'll be having speakers coming in at scheduled intervals to talk about specific topics on Tivoli software and how AVP helps. We are also hosting an invitation-only reception for AVP customers.
The other reason we are at Pulse is to introduce ourselves to those attendees who are not familiar with us. You know, we used to be called Premium Support, but we underwent a transition late last year and upgraded our name to "Software Accelerated Value." We feel this new name better reflects the value we deliver to our customers in helping them unlock the value of their IBM software investment.
How can people learn more about AVP?
Anthony: For those attending Pulse, come visit us at our lounge in the Expo Hall, where we're located alongside the Client Reference lounge. For those not attending Pulse, visit our website at http://www.ibm.com/software/support/acceleratedvalue/. You can also follow us on Twitter at http://twitter.com/IBMSoftwareValu.
Whom should they contact if they want to know more?
Anthony: You can contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or e-mail us at email@example.com
I look forward to meeting Anthony in person at Pulse. Don't be surprised if you see some pictures and videos of him in our Pulse social media channels.
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First, let me thank all the Business Partners who have already registered for the IBM Tivoli Business Partner Summit & Pulse 2010 conference! We are looking forward to seeing all of you in person and appreciate your participation. For those of you who haven't registered yet, there is still time! What are you waiting for? Register before February 18, 2010 for the standard rate.
By now most of you know that Sunday, February 21st is the the day of the IBM Tivoli Business Partner Summit. You get to hear directly from the top IBM Software Group & Tivoli executives as well as a chance to choose from 9 breakout sessions for a "deep dive" into different areas of the Tivoli portfolio. Just a reminder that registration for the Business Partner Summit is complimentary (a great deal!). Following the Business Partner Summit, the Pulse 2010 conference provides you four days of education, networking, & selling opportunities. Here are a few new things you can expect for this action-packed week that I think you'll find valuable:
Last, let me invite all of our Business Partners to join in the Pulse social networks and be part of the conversation. Whether you are social media saavy, or just starting out, you can get involved in one or all of the following ways:
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I'd like to take a moment to say thanks to all of the Pulse 2010 sponsors. These great folks are a big part of what makes the Pulse conference a success every year. They share their success stories of real world scenarios using IBM solutions and technologies and create innovative solutions and services for helping the world better optimize their infrastructures. You'll see them during the general sessions, in the Expo area, and during luncheon, refreshment, and networking sessions.
As a sponsor, if you see your Twitter handle missing from the Pulse list, leave a blog comment or send me an e-mail at email@example.com, and I'll get it added. Also, leave a URL to your blog, since we're working on a list of these too. To leave a blog comment, just use your PartnerWorld or Passport Advantage ID when you get a sign in prompt.
Video: Jim Logsdon, with Alcatel-Lucent, at Pulse 2009
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Slideshow of some Pulse 2009 sponsors
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Re: zPartners: Need-to-know info about the Business Partner Summit at Pulse in 2010 - see you there!
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As someone who works on communications to Business Partners for
With all the exciting announcements coming for
Take this chance to celebrate all your hard work and success over the last year. Nominations for the
Check out the excitement from last year’s award presentation
This could be you!
Submit your nomination for one of the three awards:
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P.S. - This might also be a good time to make sure you are registered for Pulse 2010 and the
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Hello, I’m Lisa Jensen, an IBM Worldwide Channel Sales Manager for Tivoli. I’m happy to join the IBM Tivoli Software Blog team and will be providing regular posts on IBM Business Partner topics. One of the hottest topics in the Business Partner community right now is the upcoming IBM Tivoli Business Partner Summit on Sunday, February, 21, 2010 in Las Vegas, Nevada. My team is working hard to put lots of exciting plans together in preparation for this event. I’ve attended Pulse the last two years, and I know you’re going to love it and I hope to see you there!
If you’re an IBM Tivoli Business Partner why attend Pulse?
Register by November 15, 2009 for the early bird rate for Pulse so that you save $500! And don't forget to Connect with Pulse to make the most out of your time at Pulse by joining our community through Twitter, Facebook and more on the Pulse community website.
Here’s a video, of one of our Business Partners, Lighthouse Security Group, who took advantage of the Expo last year and also won a Tivoli Business Partner Award! It’s not too late for you to submit a nomination for the IBM Tivoli 2010 Business Partner Awards.
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