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Five minutes. Five topics.

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.

PureApplication system, MobileFirst and Impact 2013

Topic #1 - March 14 webinar

Get an executive perspective on Impact 2013. Learn why you won't want to miss this world-class event, especially in view of recent PureApplication system and MobileFirst announcements.

Join Dave Mitchell, the new Vice President of WebSphere channels, General Business and enablement, to hear details about PureApplication system and MobileFirst. Learn how your company can take advantage of these new capabilities. At the same time, get exciting new details about Impact 2013 in Las Vegas at The Venetian April 28 - May 2. Don't miss the opportunity to hear about the ways you can benefit from attending this premier customer conference.

Date: Thursday, March 14, 2013

Time: 10:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m. EST

Register for the webinar. Once you register, you will receive a confirmation email with additional details and a link to the webcast.

Beyond agile - 5 secrets to building engaging customer apps

Topic #2 – Webcast March 13

A recent New York Times article found that people will visit a competitor's site if it is only 250 milliseconds faster than their favorite site's loading time, something that should come as no surprise to most CIOs, IT managers and developers. Poorly designed apps, websites and other digital engagements can result in lost sales, dwindling customer satisfaction, siloed applications and unproductive employees. However, it is possible to create enterprise-quality, high-value, engaging apps and to do it quickly, too.

Attend this March 13 webcast to learn how to employ five development principles to create a holistic engagement platform.

Register today.

Impact 2013

Topic #3 -- Latest news

At Impact, the Business Partner Summit kicks off the week on Sunday, April 28th from 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., at The Venetian in Las Vegas. Attending this complimentary event allows you to maximize your investment in building skills to accelerate your success.

Hosted by Dave Mitchell, the new Vice President, Worldwide WebSphere Business Partners, General Business and enablement , Summit keynote speakers include:

Content is as rich as it is variable. Afternoon breakout sessions include:

Visit the Impact site for details on the conference and be sure to register for the Summit when you register for Impact.

Also, be aware that IBM Business Partner award deadline has been extended to Friday, March 15. For details and to submit nominations, visit the IBM Impact Business Partner awards website.

Sponsorship opportunities at Impact 2013

Topic #4 - Highlight your capabilities

There is still time to sign up! If you offer Cloud, BPM, Mobile, SOA or other WebSphere based solutions and/or services, here is your chance to highlight your innovation and capabilities to over 9000 conference attendees! Where else offers that kind of prospecting environment! This year, Business Partners are integrated with the IBM offerings, so attendees can see your offerings right beside the IBM solutions.

Learn more about the variety of sponsorship opportunities. But you need to hurry so you do not miss out on obtaining the one that is right for you!

2 quarter 2013 WebSphere sales plays, kits

Topic #5 – Consistency is focus

IBM Business Partner software marketing and sales plays are the high priority plays we recommend you execute to drive leads and revenue. In recognition of the time it takes to get to get your sales teams fully aware and enabled on new plays, we are keeping our plays consistent for a longer period of time. The WebSphere sales and marketing plays highlighted in 1st quarter remain our priority plays through 3rd quarter. 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, email templates, white papers, quick reference guides, marketing offers and more. 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.

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