Virtually every aspect of a business is vulnerable to disruption. Some continuity issues can take a business offline for days, but even minutes of downtime can prove costly to a businesses' bottom line and reputation.
IBM recently announced the launch of IBM Resiliency Services, a repositioning of IBM's Business Continuity and Resiliency Services (BCRS) in the era of Cloud, Data, and Systems of Engagement. With more than 50 years of back up and disaster recovery services experience, IBM is a recognized market leader. Our proven business continuity and disaster recovery methods can help maintain continuous business operations, manage costs, and improve overall resiliency. But now, we are going one step further.
We are continuing to expand our offerings to more countries and will enable remarketing for some of our cloud resiliency offerings in the first quarter of 2015. IBM Resiliency Services support clients' evolving needs for agility, speed, security, globalization and new business opportunities in an always-on world, while helping them to better manage their risks and maintain near-continuous operations. We strongly believe that being "resilient" represents an important competitive advantage for clients and for their business strategy and execution. And, we will continue to be a market leader with this vision. Our Business Partners are a critical route to market, and we are also focused on simplifying the sales cycle and expanding the ways we work together.
If you've offered a BCRS solution this past year, I highly encourage you to submit a nomination for the Outstanding IBM Resiliency Services Solution Beacon Award. This award will recognize an innovative, IBM Business Partner-led solution which extends the core value of IBM Resiliency Services to support the new always-on resiliency capabilities for clients. We are looking for a Business Partner who has teamed with IBM Services to deliver innovative IBM Resiliency solutions by setting standards for business excellence, ingenuity, and creation of an exceptional client experience. To be selected as a Beacon Award winner or finalist is an opportunity to be recognized among your peers for business excellence, leadership, and client satisfaction. We would be honored to receive your nomination.
More information on IBM Resiliency Services is available on PartnerWorld. Together, we can be our clients' trusted advisor for continuity, resiliency, and security in a complex, interconnected world, where data is the new natural resource and users expect no less than to be always-on!