Overview of ‘Ready for’

The term 'Ready for' refers to the readiness of a Business Partner solution's compatibility with IBM technology. To make your solution 'Ready for', it must initially be placed in the IBM Global Solutions Directory. Then you can work with the appropriate Business Unit technical advisory team to ensure your solution uses the appropriate interfaces, includes product documentation, and successfully integrates with selected IBM technology. You'll be able to test your products against pre-established criteria to demonstrate compatibility with certain IBM offerings. Receive development and integration assistance during the validation process and gain valuable exposure to IBM Business Partners from a variety of IBM PartnerWorld offerings and websites.

Upon completion of the solution validation process:

  • Your successfully validated solution counts toward PartnerWorld Competency capability verified solution requirements.
  • You earn the right to display the NEW specially designed 'Ready for' mark to use in the marketing collateral of your qualified offerings
  • The mark will also be displayed with your solution in the IBM Global Solutions Directory
  • Your 'Ready for' solution will be highlighted in the Business Partner Application Showcase

These licensed marks can help you identify and promote your software, hardware, services, or technology solution as a qualified offering that has met compatibility and integration specifications established by IBM.

The 'Ready for' mark refers to a Business Partner solution, not to the firm's relationship with IBM. The membership level marks, e.g., Platinum, Gold, Silver, refer to the IBM relationship. The 'Ready for' mark is used as a stand-alone achievement. It cannot be combined with other Ready for achievements, or other competencies, authorizations, and awards in a single mark, or used in a signature position or as an IBM relationship mark in a communication.

The "Ready for" mark must be positioned near the information detailing the solution, e.g., web site and collateral. When used on Product Packaging, place the mark on your package so that clients can easily distinguish it from other corporate, product, or other logos or marks.

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Ready for IBM Analytics

Demonstrate your solution compatibility with the IBM Analytics portfolio and your commitment with IBM to help customers identify and implement integrated Analytics applications and solutions.

Ready for IBM Cloud

Accelerate the pace of business - let your clients know the value of your cloud solutions which are validated on IBM technology.

Ready for IBM Watson Customer Engagement

Show your customers that your solution meets key Watson Customer Engagement integration standards.

Ready for IBM Blockchain

Demonstrate and validate the integrate between your solutions and the IBM Blockchain technology.

Ready for IBM Security Intelligence

Validate your solution and gain access to customers seeking solutions with IBM Security software and systems delivery offerings.

Ready for IBM Collaboration

Updated name for Ready for Social Business. Demonstrate the value of your solution integrated with social business by validating with IBM Collaboration offerings and by spotlighting your solution in the Global Solutions Directory.

Ready for IBM Storage

Validate the interoperability of your solution components and IBM Storage, highlight them in the Business Partner Application Showcase, and use the "Ready for IBM Storage" mark for marketing purposes.

Ready for IBM Watson IoT

Connect your technology in an open, scalable, inter-operable and secure manner to the IBM Watson IoT Platform.