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Montpellier Executive Briefing Center.

Montpellier Executive Briefing Center.

The Executive Briefing Centre in Montpellier

The Executive Briefing Centre in Montpellier, France, a department of the IBM Products and Solutions Support Centre (PSSC), is a global centre of competence in which a team of 260 highly skilled professionals and external experts present the latest technologies through workshops, demonstrations and presentations. The PSSC, part of the Systems and Technology Group (STG), is the place to demonstrate the advantages of IBM Systems, software and solutions in support of business solutions.

As part of the STG organisation, the PSSC ensures that your situations are always best served by our team of 260 highly skilled professionals and external experts. Each year more than 7,000 visitors representing 1,200 companies from 70 countries participate in over 1,000 engagements performed in our centre. The PSSC is based at the IBM Montpellier site, which also houses the high-end IBM Power Systems (p and i) and Mainframe System z manufacturing plant.

The objective of the PSSC is to win business by showing the advantages of IBM system solutions in support of customer or partner critical requirements. Where performance, scalability, availability, manageability and functionality are the issue, the 260 skilled professionals of the centre will give advice in defining the suitable architecture and proof scenarios as well as manage and implement the benchmark project to deliver convincing figures in line with customer expectations.

The support scope is not limited to system infrastructure, as throughout years of experiences the PSSC teams have built unique skills on the configuration and performance of business solutions, business intelligence, consolidation, virtualisation, business resiliency, security and scientific and technical applications on IBM platforms.

In 2011 the PSSC added a smarter planet showcase which is a 30-minute immersive video with a scenario that discusses smarter city infrastructures with live demonstrations. Our Innovation Lab incorporates all aspects of the IBM smarter planet strategy. After experiencing the smarter planet showcase, partners can participate in deep dive sessions with our architects and Subject Matter Experts (SME) on smarter cities and buildings, smarter water management and energy efficiency with our Rider project.

The core activity of the PSSC is focused on benchmarking, performance and sizing validation, as well as the New Workload programs which offers expertise to leading-edge customers who sign up for early deployment of technologies in business solutions, applications and Linux. The PSSC infrastructure is also available for the early steps of the sales cycle for demand-generation events, tailored technical briefings and workshops to convince your customer or partner of the value of the IBM proposition.

PSSC Centre Activities
If you need to benchmark a business solution, test an IBM or Independent Software Vendor (ISV) application or improve an architecture solution in a commercial, scientific or ISV environment, design an optimised data centre for energy efficiency, cost reduction, availability and flexibility, or learn about the latest solutions and technology, then we encourage you to contact your IBM representative and come visit the PSSC Customer Centre.

The centre provides:

The PSSC Customer Centre activities include:

Talk and Teach



How to access the centre
The Consultants and the Systems Integrators can schedule events either through their IBM Representative or through their IBM Technical Advocate who will assist in development of the specific agenda topics and speakers as well as with logistics.


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