The IBM Impact 2013 event will recognize Business Partners through seven award categories:
IBM Impact 2013 Best Customer Integration Award
This award recognizes the IBM Business Partner solution that delivers the best Integration solution which helps customers create sustainable differentiation, achieve agility and realize business value. Using WebSphere Application Infrastructure , Application Integration and solutions build for the Cloud, the solution must demonstrate exploitation of IBM’s Integration capabilities to solve traditional business challenges in non-traditional ways.
IBM Impact 2013 Smarter Process Award - [BPM, ODM, Case Management]
This award recognizes the IBM Business Partner solution that utilizes Business Process Management (BPM) to help customers improve their efficiency, flexibility, and control of their key business processes across the enterprise. The solution should also demonstrate how it discovers insights that enable innovation, provides maximum value of business interactions, and optimizes productivity and resources.
IBM Impact 2013 Mobile Innovation Award
This award recognizes the IBM Business Partner solution utilizing IBM Mobile software component(s) that has enabled customers to extend their existing applications and create new applications for access by mobile devices.
IBM Impact 2013 Cloud Innovation Award
This award recognizes the IBM Partner that exhibits the most innovative solution that either utilizes WebSphere offerings to deliver that solution via the Cloud, or utilizes WebSphere offerings to create a cloud-based solution delivery on behalf of a customer. The solution should demonstrate the value that WebSphere offerings provide in the solution.
IBM Impact 2013 PureApplication System Award
This award recognizes the IBM Business Partner that has created the Best Innovative Patterns for the PureApplication System platform. These patterns must be published in the PureApplication Solution Center (http://www.ibm.com/software/brandcatalog/puresystems/centre/) for other companies to leverage into their solutions and offerings
IBM Impact 2013 Distributor Excellence Award
The Distributor Excellence Award recognizes High Value-Add Distributors who are leading the charge in building their Business Partners’ ability to leverage IBM SOA and WebSphere software capabilities in creative, leading-edge, exciting ways.
IBM Impact 2013 Impact Best of Show Award
The Impact 2013 Best of Show Award is specifically for sponsors of the IMPACT Conference – Exhibitor level and above. The award recognizes the best demonstration of a solution that illustrates the unique power of using IBM Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) and WebSphere components. The solution being demonstrated must be currently offered to customers. Final evaluation takes place at the IMPACT Expo in Las Vegas, Nevada.