IBM is ushering in a new era of collaboration at the speed of AI with IBM Business Partner Connect – a new platform that matches partners looking for assistance with partners offering expertise at no cost.
Launched at Think by John Teltsch, General Manager, IBM Partner Ecosystem, the new service makes it easier than ever for IBM Business Partners to join together and help deliver client solutions. Nearly 800 IBM Business Partners around the world participated in the pilot phase with more than 300 matches made across a wide variety of solution areas, including cognitive, blockchain, cloud and IoT.
Open to all types of Business Partners, including those who resell, build applications, deliver services or consult, Business Partner Connect will match you to Business Partners that are a good fit for your current opportunities or areas of expertise, including:
- Have an immediate opportunity for which you could use assistance from another business partner
- Specialize in services or products that could be used to solve another partner’s client solution
- Are interested in developing longer-term business relationships within the IBM Ecosystem
- Need access to IBM solutions and services that your company may not be authorized to sell
IBM Business Partner Connect recognizes that the pace of business and the needs of your clients are demanding. It can help you close the gap if you have capacity to offer others, or it can help you quickly identify vital expertise your client may want.
By joining Business Partner Connect, you will have access to:
- Instant matching: Submit your request for assistance or offer your services and get a match instantly. The entire registration process takes less than five minutes.
- Business Partner Connect Slack community: After you join, a team member will invite you to the community so that you can connect, share best practices, and find new partnership opportunities with other IBM Business Partners in real-time. If for some reason you don’t receive your invite, reach out to a member of the BP Connect team at email@example.com .
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