Welcome to the monthly WebSphere Update. In less than five minutes, overview five key topics that can help you obtain required skills, create demand and progress sales.
Accelerate Success with IBM Software
Topic #1 – IBM Software Business Partner Kickoff January 28, 2013
Join us for the most important event of the year to learn how to accelerate your success in 2013! During the IBM Software Business Partner virtual event on January 28, 2013, you’ll discover ways to enhance your ability to deliver value to your clients while increasing your firm’s profitability.
During the event, David Wilson, Vice President, worldwide WebSphere Business Partners, General Business and Enablement, will host a session to discuss major WebSphere successes from 2012 and our new strategic priorities, programs and opportunities to help you win with WebSphere in 2013.
The virtual online event will include:
This event will set the stage for accelerating your success in 2013. Be off to a fast start in the new year by registering for the kickoff virtual event today!
Topic #2 – Activities for Business Partners
Impact 2013 will provide an array of activities designed just for you, including the IBM Business Partner Summit on Sunday, 28 Apr, 2013, the Business Partner Cafe, and more!Call for Speakers
IBM is now accepting nominations for the Call for Speakers. You can share your successes, best practices and expertise as a speaker at Impact 2013. Highlight how your firm and your clients use IBM products to innovate, transform and grow their business in an ever-changing market place. Include a client as part of your presentation to improve your chances of being selected. Submit your proposal for consideration before January 18, 2013.IBM Business Partner Summit
Kick-off Impact with a day focused on you. Sun, 28 Apr, is the Business Partner Summit, with a series of sessions and keynote presentations that will help you optimize for growth and deliver results with WebSphere. There will be subject matter experts covering key product, sales, and marketing topics, so plan to arrive early and spend Sunday at the Business Partner Summit. IBM Business Partner Café
The Business Partner Café at Impact is the perfect place for Business Partners to network with other Business Partners, meet with your IBM team to build future plans and to conduct one-on-one meetings. Gain access to IBM Subject Matter Experts to learn the latest news on the WebSphere portfolio, Business Partner programs, technical and sales enablement offerings and marketing resources.Impact Business Partner Sponsors
IBM is pleased to present sponsorship opportunities again this year. With enhanced packages that include activities before, during and after the conference, the sponsorships provide:
1Q 2013 WebSphere sales and marketing plays
Topic #3 – To help you drive leads and revenue
Three new WebSphere sales and marketing plays, as well as 2 existing plays, are available for 1st quarter 2013. These are the high-priority plays for you to execute to drive leads and revenue. These plays are closely aligned with what are provided to IBM direct sellers, so you can benefit from a single set of messages and guidance to our mutual clients.
The plays include links to the latest presentations, e-mail templates, white papers, quick reference guides, marketing offers, etc. Many are also supported by Ready to Execute campaigns. You can leverage Ready to Execute packaged campaigns to combine digital tactics or emails with key offers, e-nurturing for validation, a webcast / event for progression, and IBM Global Financing (IGF) financing to close.
Topic #4 – New opportunities and options in 2013
Date: Jan 8, 2013
Time: 10:30 - 11:30am ET
Please join the IBM WebSphere and PureSystems sales leadership teams as they discuss upcoming announcements that will open new opportunities and markets for you to sell PureApplication System early in 2013.
Partcipant Passcode: PURE2013
WebSphere Tech Talks
Topic #5 - January Calls
Deploying "IBM Operational Decision Manager Pattern V8.0" with IBM PureApplication Server
Thursday, January 17
11:00 a.m. EST
This presentation provides an overview of the "IBM Operational Decision Manager Pattern V8.0" offering. This offering provides pre-optimized patterns that speed up the setup of complex and highly-available IBM ODM environments within the cloud. Discussion will focus on the installation of the product into the virtual image catalog, basic customization of the patterns, the deployment of the patterns into the cloud, review of the deployment, service of the product within the cloud, and diagnostic information provided within the cloud environment. Note: This presentation does not delve into the detailed usage of the deployed IBM ODM product.
Introduction to Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1
Thursday, January 10, 2013
11:00 a.m. EST
This presentation introduces you to the new features included in WebSphere Operational Decision Manager V8.0.1. A short history of the predecessor products is provided, but the talk assumes prior knowledge of the product set and only addresses the new features. Enhancements have been made in the areas of business user empowerment, programmatic management of rules, better representation of contents for events and enhanced capabilities for using rules from COBOL on z/OS, including from IMS transactions. The format of the session is mainly presentations with some use of demos.
Overview of the New Features in IBM WebSphere eXtreme Scale V8.6
Thursday, January 24, 2013
11:00 a.m. EST
WebSphere® eXtreme Scale is an elastic, scalable, in-memory data grid that has been around for a while. In Version 8.6 new features have been added. In this Tech Talk, you will learn at a high level what these new features are.