IBM To Offer Partners Free Access To Online Marketing Applications (CRN.in)
International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) will offer its channel partners one-year free use of the IBM Marketing Center, the company’s cloud software that combines online marketing capabilities and customer analytics. The offer will be announced at IBM’s Smarter Commerce Global Summit in Nashville, Tennessee. The company is hoping that in addition to helping partners be more effective in their marketing efforts, partners will become more familiar with the software-as-a-service products and sell them more proactively. “It’s a hot product for us. And now we are putting it in the hands of our business partners,” said Craig Hayman, General Manager, Industry Solutions, IBM.
IBM Adds Power7+ Servers To Long-Running Rebate Deals (IT Jungle)
With new Power7+ entry and midrange servers fully ramped and Big Blue well into its second quarter, it is time to add the new Power Systems machines to more deals, and that is precisely what International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM) has done. In announcement letter 313-040, the Power 710+, Power 720+, Power 730+, and Power 740+ entry machines are now part of the Power Systems First-In-Location rebate offering, which gives customers a cash rebate if they are installing their first Power Systems machine along with pre-qualified application software from independent software vendors. Power 750+ and Power 760+ midrange boxes are also now eligible for the rebates. The First-In-Location rebates range from a low of $500 on small single-socket Power7 blade servers to a high of $140,000 on a loaded-up Power 795 big bad box.