IBM has ramped up its attention to MSPs in the last year with the introduction of PureSystems, opening up IBM Global Financing to MSP capital purchases and adding an MSP-specific partner program. Could we be hearing more about these initiatives in Las Vegas this week? What about IBM's recently announced MobileFirst initiative? It does look like IBM has MSPs in mind with at least part of its agenda.
Here's a small preview of what's ahead at IBM PartnerWorld:
- IBM strategy update with IBM Global Business Partners General Manager Mark Hennessy;
- CIO/CXO agenda with IBM Vice President of Marketing and Communications Jon Iwata;
- And a panel on managed services providers (MSPs) and big data.