This IDC Insight provides an assessment of IBM's software portfolio based on its recent acquisitions, announcements, and activities in this space but with a specific focus on the implications of these for its partners in the European region. Some of the content in this Insight and associated IDC opinion is based on interactions with IBM executives at its analyst events as well regular briefings provided by IBM across various areas of its software portfolio in the last 12 months (and how these fit into its ongoing technology, marketing, and sales strategies). IDC also interviewed several IBM customers and partners for inputs into this Insight. With all of the new capabilities that IBM has added to its software portfolio in the past 24 months, IDC has received a number of inquiries on the implications of these to the market. This Insight is designed to provide an overview of where all these new acquisitions fit within the new IBM portfolio with the objective of assisting partners: first, understand the new IBM stack; and second, assess which aspects of it to invest in for resale and services business.
European Software Partnering and Alliances
UNICA CASA DE CAMBIO, S.A. DE C.V., IBM, FILENET CORPORATION, EATON RAPIDS PUBLIC SCHOOLS COUNTIES OF EATON AND INGHAM, STATE OF MICHIGAN, WEB Windenergie AG, WORKLIGHT, INC., CyberU, Inc., PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP
Categorizers, Cloud Computing, Collaborative applications, Enterprise mobility, Integration and process automation middleware, Partner Business Model, Partnering and alliances, Procurement, Social networking, Software, Structured data management software