Outstanding Cloud Integration Solution

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This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner that can articulate how they created and delivered an innovative hybrid Cloud environment to their customers using IBM Cloud software technologies that may include: WebSphere Runtimes, DevOps, Hybrid Integration, Hybrid Management, Process Transformation, MobileFirst, Object Storage or Aspera offerings from IBM. The winning submission will show how the hybrid Cloud solution delivered new or increased benefits to customers and drove demonstrable business outcomes.

The winning solution will have the following characteristics:

  • Must contain at least two of the products within the IBM Cloud offerings portfolio.
  • Must contain a Business Partner application or high-value service (integration, implementation, customization, consulting or hosting services).
  • Must demonstrate client ROI and drive tangible business value for IBM.

Additional criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 (maximum of 3) client references required describing how the client’s organization has benefitted from the Business Partner’s solution – the reference(s) should demonstrate how the solution transformed the client’s value chain, client experience, growth, revenue, productivity and ROI boost including quantifiable metrics.
  • Special consideration will be given to clients that meet one or more of the following; new to IBM cloud products; solutions that are repeatable and have been deployed across multiple clients; solutions that resulted in entry into new markets, departments, accounts or industries; solutions that resulted in competitive wins; solutions delivered and/or available as a XaaS deployment.

Outstanding Innovation on Cloud Infrastructure

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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 Blue Box. 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 benefits to their clients and drove demonstrable business outcomes.

Additional criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 (maximum of 3) client references required where the solution submitted is deployed.

Outstanding Software as a Service Solution

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This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner who offers the most compelling solution utilizing IBM Software as a Service technology or capabilities. The Business Partner- developed solution must include, integrate or embed one or more SaaS offerings from IBM Cloud, Analytics, Cognitive, Commerce, Internet of Things, Mobile, Security, Social or Watson portfolio. 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 winning solution will have the following characteristics:

  • Provides clear descriptions of how the solution utilizes IBM Software as a Service to drive business results.
  • Articulates how the use of IBM Cloud technology enabled or enhanced the value of their solution.
  • Identifies the industry or industries where the solution is being marketed and sold.

Additional criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 (maximum of 3) client references required where the solution submitted is deployed.

Outstanding Solution Developed on Bluemix

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This award recognizes an IBM Business Partner that offers the most outstanding Cloud solution or service built on IBM Bluemix in the growth areas such as mobile, Big Data and Analytics, cognitive/Watson, and /or The Internet of Things.

The ideal candidate for this award should articulate how developing their solution(s) or service(s) on IBM Bluemix enabled them to deliver new or increased benefit(s) to their client or their client's market and drove demonstrable business results. The Business Partner should be considered an innovator in the Cloud computing space and recognized for the greater value their solution brings to the market.

Additional criteria:

  • Minimum of 1 (maximum of 3) client references required where the solution submitted is deployed.
Beacon Laureate Award

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