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Business Partners

A freight train needs a track



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A great product without a route to market is destined to become nothing more than a forgotten idea. A truck needs a highway and a freight train needs a track. Without sales, there are no clients. Solutions are unknown and problems remain unsolved or, worse yet, undiscovered.

With its focus on small and midsized business, IBM i was the pioneer for channel marketing within IBM. IBM cooperated with business partners on marketing, sales, support and education. IBM business partners are the experts in their local markets and have the skills and expertise to help clients with industry solutions. They help clients set strategy, deploy solutions and achieve successful business outcomes. .

From its roots in IBM Rochester, Minn., PartnerWorld is now IBM’s primary channel marketing program worldwide, teaming with 120,000-plus firms around the world.

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