Hello and welcome to the IBM Smart Business Blog that is entirely devoted to the most important part of this initiative, our Business Partners. A successful Business Partner will integrate with the IBM Smart Business environment in many different areas, such as:
• Providing the Smart Market with a listing to describe and highlight your application to potential customers.
• Utilizing the IBM Smart Business Developers’ Kit to provide a package with your application for the IBM Smart Cube.
• Working with the IBM Concierge to define, communicate, and eventually fulfill a customer’s lead.
This is a public blog, and only announced material will be discussed here. A separate forum will be setup in the future that will require you to sign-in with your IBM PartnerWorld ID, where unannounced plans can be discussed. The authors of this blog are the IBM Business Partner Enablement Team, who are here to guide you to a successful Smart Business experience. The team is comprised of both technical and business leaders who can address questions and difficulties that may arise.
This blog should address issues that are on your mind. I would like to hear from you on topics that you would like to see an entry. If you have a specific topic that you would like addressed, please input a comment at the end of this entry and we will address in future posts.
As a reminder, the most important information for our Business Partners in the IBM Smart Business environment can be found at http://www.ibm.com/partnerworld/bbp
. At this website, there is a roadmap that describes the steps on how to become an Business Partner in the IBM Smart Business initiative.
I am looking forward to hearing the topics that you would like to see as future discussions. Please include comments at the end of this entry. To go back to the IBM Smart Market, please use the back button on your browser. We look forward to blogging with you in the future!