IBM offers resellers credit and training for PureSystems

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In light of product success

IBM has announced that its PureSystems business is seeing a growing momentum from global clients and business partners.

The company has said this is as a result of organisations around the world
looking for ways to reduce IT complexity and overcome the growing worldwide skills shortage.

In addition to education and technical guidance around this service the company has also announced that it will be offering new financing options and more support for 700 of its Business Partners.

According to industry experts, an estimated three-quarters of global employers cite a lack of experience, skills or knowledge as the primary reason for the difficulty filling IT positions.

As a result, organisations are searching for new computing models, that don’t require the additional commitment of significant resources or employee training to set up and maintain.

IBM claims that its PureSystems product meets this demand as it provides patterns of expertise – a new technology model that builds on the experience of thousands of IBM clients and streamlines the set-up and management of hardware and software resources.

It said that since launching in April, it had seen evidence that clients around the world were using IBM PureSystems to reduce IT cost and complexity.

And it’s good news for IBM’s Business Partners, with the company claiming that PureSystems  creates a new opportunity to help clients solve the complexity of enterprise IT, reduce costs and encourage innovation.

It claimed that from resellers to distributors and Independent Software Vendors (ISVs), more than 700 Business Partners were supporting the technology and that numerous partners were also installing PureSystems in their own data centres.

IBM is promising to provide training, marketing, certifications and technical validation support to business partners.

To help credit-qualified clients easily acquire IBM PureSystems, IBM Global Financing is also moving to make available a range of financing options so clients will be able to avoid paying cash up-front, while lowering their total cost of ownership.

According to the company this is the first time that clients can lease the entire value of the system, including hardware and software as well as defer their first payment for 90 days.

Additionally, IBM Global Asset Recovery Services can buy back servers, including those made by HP and Oracle, for clients migrating to IBM PureSystems.

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