With the 2013 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference in full swing, I wanted to share with you some of the enthusiastic blog coverage about #ibmpwlc from around the web. The pace and excitement of the conference is everything we’d hoped for, and the articles below illustrate that the 1,500 IBM Business Partners in attendance feel the same way about this chance to meet with IBM executives one-on-one.
CRN: IBM PWLC: Partners Seek Incentives, Managed Services, PureSystems Guidance. There’s a great article on CRN by Rick Whiting about the 2013 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference that features direct feedback from a variety of IBM Business Partners on why the conference is valuable to them. The article delves into the increased emphasis from IBM on growing the managed services provider (MSP) business, and how this focus is changing the dynamics of the IBM Business Partner ecosystem. Read it here.
MSPmentor: IBM Pitches Big Data Services, PureFlex Systems to MSPs. Speaking of the managed service provider market, Joe Panettieri at MSPmentor filed a report from the conference floor today. In addition to analysis of the convergence of big data solutions, IBM PureFlex System and midmarket MSPs, Panettieri includes a number of interesting quotes from the ISV/MSP Forum panel discussion. Read it here.
Check out the Live Stream from IBM PartnerWorld. A number of bloggers such as Simon Porter (@simonlporter) and Kirsten Graham (@kirstengraham) have already been sharing the following link, and with good reason. Not only can you watch the live stream direct from the conference online, but the site also has interviews, highlights and more coverage on video that’s available now. Visit: http://www.livestream.com/ibmpartnerworld
Congratulations to the 2013 IBM Beacon Award Winners! The results are in—read Jacqi Levy’s new blog for the complete list of IBM Business Partners who were honored here.
That’s about all I have time for right now, but stay tuned for more updates and coverage from the epicenter of the 2013 IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference!
Jamie Mendez (@JAMENDEZ11)