IBM Business Partner Idea Exchange [for IBM BPs only]

Good idea from the partner folks at IBM:


Starting 11 February, IBM Business Partners can tap into the collective business wisdom of our worldwide community by participating in the IBM Business Partner Idea Exchange, powered by IBM ThinkPlace Technology.

Think of it as a global brainstorm. An on-line exchange where Business Partners can work together, share ideas and get great information. It’s a place where shared interests can lead to great ideas that can helping your business. Here are some of the discussion topics we’re teeing up:

Want to grow your business faster? Check out “Growing Profitably with Solutions” to discuss how to:

  • Increase profits while expanding solutions sales amongst SMB clients
  • Build your network
  • Improve your bottom line while aligning for growth


Looking to find the best people in the field and hold on to them? Head to the skills and education forum and explore ways to attract, train and keep the industry’s top talent.

Interested in cashing in on the green movement? Discuss how helping customers become more energy efficient can give your business a boost.

Are the CIOs in your clients under pressure these days? Brainstorm how we can help CIOs deliver more value back to their organisations.

With the IBM Business Partner Idea Exchange, we’ll share ideas, work together and help spark the innovation of tomorrow. Join the conversation today, and plan to come back regularly to check on the latest ideas, and contribute yours.

Join the discussions going on now.

You will need your IBM ID to access the site, and to be a member of IBM Partnerworld.

Good to see IBM following its own marketing and using web technology and the community in order to enable innovation and collaboration.  Also, it’s a good job Bruce didn’t leave the Idea Jam called the Idea Exchange…

Stuart McIntyre is a Senior Strategist at Fostering Community Limited. He curates a number of product-focused news sites, is a lapsed podcaster, founded the Social Connections user group and regularly speaks at conferences and events. This blog represents his own slightly-eccentric and usually-controversial opinions!