By Eric Herzog and Susan Martens. IBM named winner of the Partnership award in the Enterprise Network Storage subcategory of the 2017 CRN Annual Report Card (ARC) Survey.
Eric Herzog is Vice President, Product Marketing and Management and Vice President, Worldwide Storage Channels for IBM Storage Systems. Susan Martens is Vice President, NA Systems Channel Sales.
Aravinda, Thank you for the question! The requirements for Expert-level Competencies can be found on PartnerWorld: https://www-356.ibm.com/partnerworld/wps/servlet/mem/ContentHandler/partnerworld-program-competencies Business Partners that achieved an Expert Competency between July 11 and September 28 will be allocated funds to be used by the end of 2017. The 2018 Co-Marketing offering has not yet been announced. Details and required dates will be provided when available.
by Debbie Black
What do you mean by Expert-level Competency in Analytics Platform, Analytics Solutions, Cloud, Security, Social, Watson, Watson Customer Engagement or Watson IoT. Need more clarity on this. If we don't achieve expert level by 30th Sep, 2017, when is the next chance for us to become eligible for co-marketing funds.
I want to add my thanks to the IBM Business Partners who work with us day in and day out, and awarded us this honor.
by Claire Colle
Eric, thanks for your post. I can't wait for the Top Secret announcement on August 22 (not so Secret anymore!). And I want to remind our Partners to join us at VMworld in Las Vegas and Barcelona. IBM Storage is a Diamond sponsor with all the bells and whistles, bring your clients and together we'll wow 'em.
by Claire Colle