The IBM Business Partner Awards are now open for entries, featuring five new categories aiming to boost collaboration and make end user organisations smarter through the use of new business systems.
The new categories are Smart Work, New Intelligence, Dynamic Infrastructure, Green and Beyond, and the People’s Choice Distributor Award.
Smart Work is about using agile and efficient business process to transform organisations so customers, employees, suppliers and partners are more connected.
The New Intelligence category recognises that organisations must take advantage of the wealth of information available to them to make more intelligent choices.
Dynamic Infrastructure is about creating an infrastructure that drives down cost, is intelligent and secure and dynamic.
Green and Beyond recognises that we must drive greater efficiencies, compete more effectively, and respond more quickly by taking action now on energy, the environment and sustainability.
“As our businesses, infrastructures and systems become smarter, we have a chance to open up meaningful new possibilities for New Zealand’s growth and prosperity," says New Zealand channels manager Raymond Skoglund.
The People’s Choice Distributor Award, open to individuals working in distribution organisations, will recognise the importance that distributors play in the local marketplace.
The categories are:
— Smart Work
— New Intelligence
— Dynamic Infrastructure
— Green and Beyond
— People’s Choice Distributor Award
— People's Choice Reseller Award
— Rookie of the Year
— Best Co-Marketing
— Best Non-IBM Business Partner Solution
— Supreme Award
For more on the awards or to enter visit http://www.bpawards.co.nz. Entries close on October 2.