IBM Systems Chief: 16 Reasons for Partners to Roll With IBM
IBM's Systems and Technology Group Pitches Servers, Storage, Services to Partners
At the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference Feb. 25 to 28, Rod Adkins, IBM's senior vice president of the IBM Systems and Technology Group (STG), explained how IBM is beating the competition with its Power systems, PureSystems and storage systems to give partners superior technology to sell to customers.
IBM is moving on its strategy to make big data and cloud computing a reality for all businesses with new Power systems and storage systems that provide deep insights into big data, simplify data storage in the cloud and reduce costs through consolidation. IBM now has affordable entry-level and midrange Power systems based on new Power7+ processors. Starting at $5,947, the systems are optimized for IBM's analytics software and use underlying technologies from IBM's Watson system, including Power processors and big data analytics. In addition to its longstanding relationship with Avnet and Arrow, IBM in January inked agreements with Ingram Micro and TechData to resell IBM's portfolio of Power systems, PureSystems and storage systems, changing the market for IBM's Power7+ technology by offering it to SMBs and large enterprises. At the IBM PartnerWorld Leadership Conference 2013 Feb. 25 to 28, Rod Adkins, senior vice president of IBM's Systems and Technology Group, told partners that Power systems represent a good opportunity for them. This slide show captures the essence of Adkins' talk and challenges for 2013.