to IBM Business Partner offerings
Solution purchasing decisions are further shifting from a technical to a line of business focus as we see business increasingly controlling transformative decision-making. This has led to the marketplace shifting focus to respond to a new set of solutions aligned to key trends such as cloud, Social Business, mobile, Smarter Commerce, big data, and analytics.
To prepare our global Business Partner ecosystem to capture this growing market opportunity and to address client business requirements in each industry (Industry Business Imperatives), IBM is evolving our enablement offerings for these innovative technologies.
As we formally engage with IBM Business Partners in this approach we are announcing that effective 15 Jan 2014, the IBM PartnerWorld Industry Frameworks Validation Offering will be sunset and will not accept new applications. All currently active Industry Framework validations will be set to expire 28 Feb 2014 as we transition our industry solution focus to align with Industry Business Imperatives.
For more information about IBM industry solutions offerings, we recommend the following actions:
We are excited to integrate all IBM Business Partners into the maturing IBM solutions strategy and look forward to our continued success.