IBM launches new cloud programs for Business Partners
IBM today rolled out a set of offerings geared towards helping its Business Partners more tightly integrate with the IBM SmartCloud. IBM SmartCloud Services makes it easier for clients to quickly find technology from Business Partners that is certified for the IBM SmartCloud. In the new online directory, certified Business Partner technologies are divided into categories such as business applications, collaboration, development and test tools, infrastructure services and security and monitoring. IBM Business Partners can now enhance their technical skills in cloud computing, with a monthly virtual learning series by IBM developerWorks. Social Business Tool Kit allows Business Partners to integrate custom applications that interface with IBM SmartCloud for Social Business services. Developers can use OpenSocial APIs to get access to SmartCloud for Social Business profiles contacts, meetings, files and communities data.