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Outstanding IBM Analytics Cloud Solution

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner that most effectively delivers an infrastructure or line-of-business solution that is implemented in the cloud.

The winning solution will have the following characteristics:

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Outstanding IBM Analytics Line-of-Business Solution

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner that most effectively delivers an integrated line-of-business or industry solution that empowers business users to transform the job roles in their organization by using analytics, effective visualization capabilities and/or predictive analytics to find new opportunities and revenue streams to outperform the competition. The solution should include one or more product(s) from the IBM Analytics Portfolio, address specific client business needs and be a repeatable solution in one industry or across several industries.

The winning solution will have the following characteristics:

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Outstanding IBM Analytics Platform Solution

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner that most effectively delivers an integrated platform solution that includes one or more IBM Analytics Platform offerings. 

The winning solution must include one or more software offerings from the Analytics Platform portfolio:

The winning solution will have the following characteristics:

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Best New Application on IBM Cloud from an Entrepreneur

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner that has been in business for less than 5 years who offers the most outstanding cloud-based solution built on IBM Cloud to help their clients transform their industries. The Business Partner should not only be an innovator in cloud computing but recognized for the value their solution brings to an industry. The ideal candidate for this award will articulate how developing their solution(s) on IBM Cloud enabled them to deliver new or increased benefit to their client and drove demonstrable business outcomes.

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Outstanding Enterprise Cloud Solution

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner who offers the most compelling solution utilizing the on-premise and/or off-premise capabilities or technology provided by IBM. The Business Partner should be an innovator in the cloud computing space and demonstrate how their solution delivered value to their client’s on-premise cloud initiative or leveraged IBM off-premise or as-a-service capabilities to extend the client’s on-premise cloud to a hybrid environment.

The Business Partner should articulate how the cloud solution(s) enabled their firm to deliver new value, increase revenue, decrease costs or increase benefit to their client as well as driving demonstrable business outcomes.

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Outstanding Service on Bluemix

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner who offers the most outstanding cloud-based solution built on IBM Bluemix and leverages: mobile, big data and analytics, and /or The Internet of Things. The Business Partner should be considered an innovator in the cloud computing space and recognized for the value-add their solution brings to the market.

The ideal candidate for this award should articulate how developing their solution(s) on IBM Bluemix enabled them to deliver new or increased benefit to their client and drove demonstrable business outcomes.

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Outstanding Solution Hosted on IBM Cloud

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner who offers the most compelling solution utilizing IBM Cloud infrastructure-as-a-service capabilities. The solution must include one or more of the following IBM cloud infrastructure offerings:  SoftLayer, Cloud Managed Services (CMS) or Automated Modular Management (AMM). The service or solution provider, ISV, or integrator should be considered an innovator in the cloud computing space and be recognized for the value-add their solution brings to the market, whether as a new offering or as an existing offering transformed successfully to the cloud.

The ideal candidate for this award should articulate how the use of IBM Cloud infrastructure technology enabled or enhanced the value of their service or solution, delivered new or increased benefit to their clients and drove demonstrable business outcomes.

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Outstanding Commerce Solution

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner who brings an outstanding Consumer-to-Business solution to market that integrates the front and back office (i.e., marketing, customer analytics, eCommerce and merchandising, procurement, B2B integration and payments).

The innovative solution should incorporate and lead with the IBM Commerce portfolio enabling clients with the ability to put their customers at the center, build lasting relationships and inspire advocacy. This award distinguishes the Business Partner who is delivering new levels of company differentiation leading to greater brand loyalty, revenue/margin growth and agility.

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Outstanding Mobile Enterprise Solution

This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner that has helped clients re-imagine their business process in the context of a mobile enterprise. For example, efficiently building and deploying mobile applications that run smoothly on a wide variety of devices; connecting with clients in context to create deeper engagement; taking advantage of hybrid and/or cloud environments to afford/extend solution value to employees and clients; integrating mobile into the fabric of the organization; and/or creating new value for the client/organization at the moment of awareness.

Nominations should include IBM MobileFirst solutions, with a primary focus on the IBM MobileFirst Platform and can also incorporate solutions including, but not limited to, IBM Bluemix Mobile Cloud Services, Cloudant, Softlayer, IBM Presence Insights, IBM Mobile Customer Engagement and IBM MobileFirst Protect/MaaS360. Submitted solutions that take advantage of multiple components of the IBM MobileFirst Portfolio, as well as those that take advantage of hybrid and/or cloud environments will receive additional consideration.

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IBM Watson Outstanding Cognitive Computing Solution

This award recognizes an innovative IBM Business Partner who has proven success with IBM Watson Explorer as the on-ramp for Cognitive Computing. The winner of this award must demonstrate how Watson Explorer brings together structured and unstructured data and provides a 360 view of information. The Business Partner must show how Watson Explorer enabled the client to derive compelling insights and identify trends, patterns and relationships in data.

The winning solution will have the following characteristics:

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Outstanding IBM Watson Health Solution

This award recognizes an innovative IBM Business Partner who has proven success building Health solutions using IBM Watson Health technologies, in support of Continuum of Care or Life Sciences use cases. Business Partners may leverage Watson Cognitive Services available on IBM Bluemix, or any other elements of the Watson Health portfolio such as Explorys, Phytel, Curam.

The winner of this award must demonstrate the application of Watson Health technologies to one or more of the key solution areas: Population Health Management, Condition-Specific Care, Health and Wellness, Social Program Management, Real World Evidence and/or Discovery Solutions.

The winning solution will have the following characteristics:

The Business Partner has included one or more elements from across the Watson Health portfolio including, but not limited to the following:

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Outstanding Social Business Solution

This award recognizes an outstanding IBM Business Partner who helped to create business impact by developing a Social Business solution that empowers people to connect, collaborate and innovate inside and outside of their organization.

The winning solution would have delivered compelling business results using one or more of the following capabilities:

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Outstanding Security Solution

This award recognize a Business Partner in a technology relationship with IBM who has developed an innovative solution or product extension that leverages the latest IBM security technologies.

The winning solution will have the following characteristics:

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Outstanding Smarter Workforce/Kenexa Solution

This award recognizes an outstanding IBM Business Partner who helped to create business impact by developing a Smarter Workforce solution that helps to ensure a best-fit, engaged and talented workforce that will develop deeper client relationships while driving measurable business results.

The winning solution would have delivered compelling business results using one or more of the following capabilities:

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